Cost of Living Comparison

NZD
COMPARED TO
HKD

Wellington is 32.9% cheaper than Hong Kong.

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

pay 41.0% less for restaurants

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $11.76
NZ$16.06
$6.38
HK$49.80
-45.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.53
NZ$8.92
$4.46
HK$34.86
-31.7%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.99
NZ$2.71
$1.19
HK$9.33
-39.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.82
NZ$2.48
$0.99
HK$7.76
-45.3%

Wellington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 38.0% more for groceries

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.52
NZ$2.07
$2.26
HK$17.62
+48.5%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.28
NZ$4.48
$9.71
HK$75.82
+195.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $7.32
NZ$10.00
$11.03
HK$86.13
+50.6%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.34
NZ$4.56
$3.16
HK$24.69
-5.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.74
NZ$5.11
$4.46
HK$34.85
+19.3%
Apples (1 lb) $1.07
NZ$1.46
$1.51
HK$11.82
+41.4%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.89
NZ$1.21
$1.05
HK$8.20
+18.3%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.15
NZ$1.57
$1.31
HK$10.24
+14.0%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.51
NZ$2.07
$1.34
HK$10.45
-11.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.88
NZ$1.20
$1.10
HK$8.62
+25.7%
Onions (1 lb) $0.71
NZ$0.97
$1.08
HK$8.43
+52.3%

Wellington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 41.1% more for transportation

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.51
NZ$7.53
$7.73
HK$60.39
+40.3%
Monthly public transit pass $98.02
NZ$133.81
$63.78
HK$497.99
-34.9%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,545.75
NZ$30,777.29
$31,890.81
HK$248,992.57
+41.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $17.06
NZ$23.28
$11.74
HK$91.63
-31.2%

Wellington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of transportation
home

pay 87.3% more for housing

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$53.44
NZ$72.95
$26.29
HK$205.28
-50.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,131.58
NZ$1,544.72
$2,321.57
HK$18,126.01
+105.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $938.07
NZ$1,280.56
$1,634.94
HK$12,765.02
+74.3%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$83.34
NZ$113.76
$149.08
HK$1,163.97
+78.9%

Wellington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 59.8% more for childcare

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $630.08
NZ$860.13
$687.24
HK$5,365.70
+9.1%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $9,802.50
NZ$13,381.43
$15,987.03
HK$124,821.29
+63.1%

Wellington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 56.5% more for entertainment and sports

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.88
NZ$8.03
$6.38
HK$49.80
+8.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.91
NZ$3.98
$4.67
HK$36.46
+60.3%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$18.30
NZ$24.98
$7.53
HK$58.76
-58.9%
Monthly membership at local gym $33.62
NZ$45.90
$79.04
HK$617.10
+135.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.80
NZ$13.38
$12.76
HK$99.60
+30.1%

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

pay 8.3% more for clothing

  Wellington help_outline Hong Kong help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$72.44
NZ$98.89
$78.28
HK$611.22
+8.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.43
NZ$45.63
$36.90
HK$288.11
+10.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$92.60
NZ$126.41
$86.80
HK$677.67
-6.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $105.92
NZ$144.60
$127.54
HK$995.81
+20.4%

Wellington vs. Hong Kong - Cost of clothing
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