Is Hong Kong Expensive?

Is Hong Kong expensive to visit?

Hong Kong is a popular destination that is also moderately priced. It falls in the middle range of travel cost prices globaly with a daily average travel cost of $159. If we compare it to the rest of Asia, it is a very expensive place to visit. It ranks in the top 10% of cities in Asia for its travel prices. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as other cities in the country.



Hong Kong

How expensive is Hong Kong?

Travelers spend an average of $159 per day when visiting Hong Kong (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. You can stay fairly close to this average if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Hong Kong here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Hong Kong?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a weekend trip to Hong Kong costs around $478 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $956.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Hong Kong?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Hong Kong will cost around $1,115 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $2,231.

Is it expensive to backpack in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is a popular backpacker destination with more than 40 hostels. Dorm beds in hostels cost, on average, $26 per night. (See hostel prices in Hong Kong here.) You'll find quite a range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $137 and the cheapest around $3 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Hong Kong.

  • $27 for a dorm bed at Check Inn HK
  • $27 for a dorm bed at Hop Inn
  • $41 for a dorm bed at The Mahjong

Are hotels expensive in Hong Kong?


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If you're considering hotel prices in Hong Kong, you'll find them to be fairly even and moderate in price compared to hotels in other cities. On average, a night in a hotel room here will set you back approximately $0. In Hong Kong, there are about 35 five-star hotels with an average nightly rate of $191. For a more affordable option, three-star hotels come in at an average of $76 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more economical choice at $47 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Hong Kong
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 35 $191
4 stars 98 $118
3 stars 69 $76
2 stars 99 $47
1 star 62 $58
No rating 4 $30

6th Floor, Vtc Pokfulam Complex, 145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Overall Rating 9.8
1 Chi Wo Street, Hong Kong
Overall Rating 9.0

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $95 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $95.

    • Hong Kong: Ma On Shan Climbing Adventure: $115
    • Hong Kong: Plover Cove Bicycling and Hiking Adventure: $110

    Is food expensive in Hong Kong?

    In Hong Kong, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $33 per day on food, which is less than the country's average of $33.

    Is transportation expensive in Hong Kong?

    The prices of local transportation in Hong Kong can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $9 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $9. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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    We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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