Hong Kong

Capital Hong Kong

Population 7,324,300

Area 1,104 km2

Key facts

Hong Kong is a country located in Eastern Asia. Hong Kong has only one border country: China. As for languages, the country's residents speak Chinese and English.

The national currency in Hong Kong is Hong Kong dollar (HKD). The dollar (HK$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 7.71 HKD and 1 USD is worth 7.85 HKD.

Chinese
Banknotes

HK$10HK$20HK$50HK$100HK$500HK$1000

Chinese
Coins

10¢20¢50¢HK$1HK$2HK$5HK$10

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Hong Kong is 272.9 Mbps and mobile is 102.2 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Hong Kong has more ATMs.52.04 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Hong Kong. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Hong Kong?

There are Mariott hotels in Hong Kong.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Hong Kong.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Hong Kong.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Hong Kong.

There are no Radisson hotels in Hong Kong.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Hong Kong.

What fast food chains are present in Hong Kong?

Char siu are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Hong Kong. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Hong Kong below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Hong Kong.

The KFC chain does not operate in Hong Kong.

The Burger King chain operates in Hong Kong.

The Subway chain operates in Hong Kong.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Hong Kong.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Hong Kong.

Weather

Today the sun in Hong Kong, rises at 6:14 AM and sets at 6:08 PM. The climate of Hong Kong may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 27.4°C (81.32°F)High: 32°C (89.6°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 26.6°C (79.88°F)High: 31.9°C (89.42°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 26.6°C (79.88°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 26.7°C (80.06°F)High: 31.9°C (89.42°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 24.5°C (76.1°F)High: 32.8°C (91.04°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 22.3°C (72.14°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)

Weather data for Hong Kong (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in 1 city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Hong Kong. Bolt is not available in Hong Kong.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Hong Kong.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Hong Kong traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  270.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties No data available.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Hong Kong

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of alcoholic drink with an alcoholic strength above 30% by volume

Tobacco allowance

  • 19 cigarettes or 1 cigar or 25 grams of cigars or 25 grams of other manufactured tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Hong Kong?

Currently, citizens of 147 countries can enter Hong Kong without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Hong Kong.

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