Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
HKD

Washington is 7.1% more expensive than Hong Kong.

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Washington, you would:
local_dining

pay 52.7% less for restaurants

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $16.00 $6.38
HK$49.80
-60.1%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.00 $4.46
HK$34.86
-44.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.89 $1.19
HK$9.33
-36.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.66 $0.99
HK$7.76
-40.1%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 18.8% less for groceries

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$3.51 $2.26
HK$17.62
-35.8%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.59 $9.71
HK$75.82
+73.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.41 $11.03
HK$86.13
+223.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.97 $3.16
HK$24.69
+6.4%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.86 $4.46
HK$34.85
-23.9%
Apples (1 lb) $2.87 $1.51
HK$11.82
-47.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.81 $1.05
HK$8.20
+29.6%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.89 $1.31
HK$10.24
-54.5%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $3.09 $1.34
HK$10.45
-56.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.55 $1.10
HK$8.62
-28.6%
Onions (1 lb) $1.72 $1.08
HK$8.43
-37.3%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 47.9% more for transportation

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.94 $7.73
HK$60.39
+163.0%
Monthly public transit pass $100.00 $63.78
HK$497.99
-36.2%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,500.00 $31,890.81
HK$248,992.57
+48.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $15.08 $11.74
HK$91.63
-22.2%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of transportation
home

pay 0.1% less for housing

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$68.05 $26.29
HK$205.28
-61.4%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $2,253.90 $2,321.57
HK$18,126.01
+3.0%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,721.48 $1,634.94
HK$12,765.02
-5.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$91.72 $149.08
HK$1,163.97
+62.5%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 46.0% less for childcare

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,517.58 $687.24
HK$5,365.70
-54.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $29,333.33 $15,987.03
HK$124,821.29
-45.5%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 13.4% more for entertainment and sports

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.00 $6.38
HK$49.80
+6.3%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.17 $4.67
HK$36.46
+12.0%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.90 $7.53
HK$58.76
-15.4%
Monthly membership at local gym $64.27 $79.04
HK$617.10
+23.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $14.00 $12.76
HK$99.60
-8.9%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 17.8% more for clothing

  Washington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$52.27 $78.28
HK$611.22
+49.8%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.09 $36.90
HK$288.11
+2.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$80.34 $86.80
HK$677.67
+8.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $110.96 $127.54
HK$995.81
+14.9%

Washington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of clothing
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