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Seattle vs Hong Kong
Sea vs Hkg

Average net salary (After tax)

Hong Kong
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Sea
Outside city centre
Hkg
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Sea
Outside city centre
Hkg
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hkg
Sea
Outside city centre
Hkg
Sea

Mortgage rates

Hong Kong
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Hong Kong
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hkg
Sea

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hkg
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hkg
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hkg
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hong Kong
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hkg
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hkg
Sea
White bread 500g
Hkg
Sea
Eggs 12
Hkg
Sea
White rice 1kg
Hkg
Sea

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hong Kong
Seattle

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hkg
Sea
Beef round 1kg
Hkg
Sea
Local cheese 1kg
Hkg
Sea

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hkg
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Hkg
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Hkg
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hkg
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Hkg
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Hkg
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hong Kong
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hkg
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Hkg
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hong Kong
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hkg
Sea

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hkg
Sea

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hkg
Sea
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hkg
Sea

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hong Kong
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth