Hong kong (Hong kong)

Hong Kong is a big city in South China, located at the coast of the South China Sea. Hong Kong is one of China's most developed and most densely populated cities. Until 1997 it has been a British colony. The skyline of Hong Kong City is also one of the world's best known, due to the astonishing number of high-rise buildings (302). The city has skyscrapers but also old temples, a Christian church, which was built in 1927, a large aquarium theme park, an own Disneyland and a buddhist theme park, from where a ski-lift-style gondola offers a magnificent view over the city. The city is also famous for its numerous major celebrations, among which the New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year are the greatest.

Population: 7,230,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official languages: Chinese, English
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 999 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A 10% service charge is included in the bill. You are not expected to tip.
Time in destination: Dec 16, 2019, 12:41:36 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
16.12

Fair

70°F

Tue
17.12

Clear sky

73°F

Wed
18.12

Fair

73°F

Thu
19.12

Partly cloudy

70°F

Fri
20.12

Fair

68°F

Sat
21.12

Partly cloudy

68°F

Sun
22.12

Partly cloudy

72°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Because of its subtropical location, Hong Kong is a year-round destination. However, summers are generally hot and humid, while winters are cool and dry.

March - April and October - November: These are the best times of the year to visit Hong Kong. The spring time (March - April) sees cool evenings. The months of October and November are agreeable too. Pleasant breezes, perfect amount of sunshine and moderate temperatures are some things which make autumn an ideal time to visit the Island. "

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 60.4 65.5 56.5 4
February 60.6 65.5 57.0 5
March 65.3 70.3 61.7 6
April 72.0 76.8 68.4 8
May 78.6 83.7 75.0 11
June 82.0 86.5 78.6 16
July 83.8 88.7 79.9 14
August 83.1 88.3 79.3 15
September 81.7 86.5 77.9 12
October 77.4 82.2 73.6 6
November 70.5 75.6 66.6 4
December 63.7 68.9 59.7 2

More information: Hong kong forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Hong kong is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $44.84, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $178.88, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $48.64
  • Hotel (3 stars): $60.81
  • Hotel (4 stars): $113.72
  • Hotel (5 stars): $231.82
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $8.57
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $14.05
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.45
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.51
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.45

More information: Hong kong price level

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Safety

Hong kong has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 79.6 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 87.5 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 77.6 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Hong kong safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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