Hong Kong

INTERNATIONAL CITY

Strategically located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in Southern China, Hong Kong is within a few hours of direct flight to major Asian cities: Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai, etc. From this convenient location, it’s easy and feasible to visit family back home or explore another country over a long weekend or between semester breaks.

Though best known as a global financial centre and a shoppers’ paradise, Hong Kong offers more than haute couture flagships. Lush green mountains, secluded islands, idyllic beaches, hiking trails and other natural sceneries are no more than an hour drive from Central, the very heart of this bustling cosmopolis. With an ultra-efficient and cost effective public transportation system of subway, mini-buses, double decker buses, trams and ferries all interconnected, getting to places or touring around the city cannot be any easier.

Exciting place to live and study isn’t it?

To help you plan for your education in this great city, we have estimated the monthly cost of living in Hong Kong for you.

$9,000-12,000
Rent (one-bedroom apartment in Shatin)
$500-600
Utilities
$4,000-6000
Food
$300-500
Transportation
$200-350
Telecommunication
(with high-speed internet data plan)
EXPATS’ COMMENTS
  • Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, offering world-class education at a unique cultural crossroad. On campus are opportunities to interact with thought leaders in the fields of medicine and science, while off campus are delightful culinary experiences, mysterious ancient traditions, and serene outlying islands awaiting your exploration. Hong Kong is indeed a special place to study.

    - John Wong, University of Alberta, Canada -
  • Hong Kong is really a world city! I hardly feel homesick because the place is safe and welcoming and the people are helpful and friendly. The public transport is incredibly convenient and the most affordable one I’ve ever seen. It’s so easy to get around to places, you wouldn’t need a car. The telecommunication system is amazing. It’s cheap.

    - Akira Higashimori, Osaka City University, Japan -
  • Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, offering world-class education at a unique cultural crossroad. On campus are opportunities to interact with thought leaders in the fields of medicine and science, while off campus are delightful culinary experiences, mysterious ancient traditions, and serene outlying islands awaiting your exploration. Hong Kong is indeed a special place to study.

    - John Wong, University of Alberta, Canada -
  • Hong Kong is really a world city! I hardly feel homesick because the place is safe and welcoming and the people are helpful and friendly. The public transport is incredibly convenient and the most affordable one I’ve ever seen. It’s so easy to get around to places, you wouldn’t need a car. The telecommunication system is amazing. It’s cheap.

    - Akira Higashimori, Osaka City University, Japan -