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1. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

I'll be going to Hong Kong soon. After looking through the Net i still cant find out prices. Im trying to budget and work out how much i need for my trip. When i travel, i like enjoy the life like a normal local. I live in Thailand, so perhaps you can help compare to here.

How much for say the following things.

Noodle soup (at a very normal noodle shop)
Fried rice (at a cheap place again)
Bottle of Coke (outside)
Bottle of Water (outside)
Mc Donalds / KFC
Meal for two (at a nicer place)

Thanks!

2. Posted by trustdoc7 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Stay at Chung King Mansions... There will be a hole in the wall selling food...
Buy your beer at 7-11. And you won't find cheaper...
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3. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

Hi Frank,

OK to help you out with costs in HK.

Bottle of water in a Wellcome or Park'n'Save supermarket is around HK$4 for 1.5 litres. In 7-11 you can sometimes get 2 x 750ml bottles for around HK$8. Coke/Pepsi/similar you may be able to get in 7-11's for HK$10 for 2 bottles - these 7-11 prices are when they have promotions, usually they are around HK$6-7 per bottle.

Meals - McD's sausage and egg mc muffin with hash brown and coffee is HK$19, a double cheeseburger/fillet o' fish/chicken sandwich meal (large) is around HK$23. Coffees in the Mc Cafe are HK$17, 19 and 21 for small, medium and large.

Other meals - in a place such as the 'Delicious' chain you can get a Hainen chicken rice meal with a plate of steamed veg and a hot coffee for around HK$35 or beef in a tomato sauce with rice and a hot coffee for about HK$32. A recommended cheap but good quality eatery is Cafe de Coral. You can get hot pot, chicken/beef/pork/duck meals with rice and a drink for around HK$30. Their evening meal menu starts at 6:30pm, so if you go before they have breakfasts and tea menus as well as cheap snacks.

An Indian meal in Chungking Mansions (one on E block, 7th floor called Kyber Pass) is HK$115 for two - includes one chicken meal, one veggie meal, one rice and two nans - water is provided free of charge.

Fruit and veg is very cheap - you can pick up bananas and apples in the supermarkets or street stalls for next to nothing and there are loads of places that serve noodle soup - look for the queues of locals on the street around lunchtime to see where is popular! A lot of these places don't have English menus but they are cheap (around HK$12 or so a dish) if you don't mind pointing and miming what you want!

Hope this helps - we love Hong Kong, hope you have a good time!

4. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

Thanks so much for the info. $12HK for a bowl of noodle soup isnt too bad at all, nor is $35 etc... for chicken on rice. Rather strange that meals are served with hot coffee - not the kind of thing one drinks with a meal! Mc Donalds sounds perfect for breakfast, all the prices quoted for food here are as cheap or even cheaper than in Thailand.
7-11 certainly reads like the best place for drinks.

Again, thanks. We'll be able to work out our budget much easier now.

5. Posted by travelzsh (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Soup about $20
Fried rice about $20
Coke $7
Water $7
McDonalds, KFS a meal for about $25
Meal for two $100

I am from China, and often go to Hong Kong. It's an expensive place.

6. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

Quoting travelzsh

I am from China, and often go to Hong Kong. It's an expensive place.

Yes it's an expensive place but if you know the cheaper restaurants and where to buy your drinks etc it can be quite cheap. We manage on about £25-30 a day for the two of us when we are in HK.

Frank - 7-11 is good for drinks as long as there are special offers on - if not then find one of the numerous Wellcome or Park'n'Save supermarkets and it'll be cheaper! oh and I think with those hot coffee meals I said about you can pay a couple of dollars more for a soft drink instead!

We were surprised too at how cheap we could do HK - it's all about where to look! Like I said in the previous post, do try Cafe de Coral - they are everywhere look for the yellow signs!

7. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 128 posts) 7y

If you also want to see Hong Kong on a budget the tourist board www.discoverhongkong.com have a Cultural Kaleidoscope there are a number of free excursions like tai chi etc

Im planning to go to hong kong in October any advice for a lone traveller im not fussed on the ching king masions any other cheap accommodation and where is the best place to stay in Hong Kong?

8. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

Thanks again for all the info, really helps me sort out my budget and so put my mind to rest. 25-30 quid a day sounds all right for us! Not as expensive as i thought.

9. Posted by musebay (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

Sometimes, I also travel on a budget. I use hostels from Hostelling International or just couch surf on an online buddy's house.

I also try to immerse myself on the local lifestyle and so I ride the MTR instead of taking the cab.

But I would recommend going to the Lantau Island - the Tai O Fishing Village and the Po Lin Monastery, it's not so-touristic can immerse more with the locals.

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