It’s not cheap to live in Hong Kong! The biggest part of the cost comes from the rent of the apartments in Hong Kong, on top of the rent, you still need to pay for trivial bills for daily living. If you have already figured out where to stay, we have some recommendations to save below:
#1 Take “Ding ding”
If you are on Hong Kong Island, take “ding ding” to travel around especially during peak hours. It is relatively slower but you can save up your transportation fare compared with MTR or calling an Uber!
#2 Buy MTR city saver
With this pass, it valids for 40 single journeys in 40 days for only $435 and it covers 64 urban stations in Hong Kong. Especially if you need to go across the harbour frequently.
#3 Use MTR Fare Saver
Use MTR Fare Saver when you happen to pass by at these addresses to get a $2 discount on your MTR ride.
#4 Use Free Birdie
It is a mobile service supported by SmarTone. Great news is that there is no contract & no admin fee! You can enjoy local 4G 42Mbps monthly plans with no hidden charges. Pick your plan worry-free!
#5 Buy cheap food
It is always cheaper to buy fresh meat, vegetables, and fruits in the wet market than supermarket chains. Just remember to bring along your eco-friendly shopping bag with you!
Bring your lunch box to work. Not only saves time queuing during the rush lunch hours, but also cheaper and healthier. Make sure the apartment for rent in Hong Kong provides a kitchen.
#7 Work out at home
Remember that all you need is determination! Not a personal trainer!
#8 Local eats
Eat local treats at small restaurants at markets or cha chaan teng instead of those in malls that offer the same menu.
#9 Turn off the A/C
Remember to check if you turn off the Air Conditioner when you are out of your studio. Keep up the good habit!