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.





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.

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ATM Density When compared to the world average, Hong Kong has more ATMs.51.17 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

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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).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Hong Kong will celebrate 17 national public holidays. The next one Day following the Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on September 18.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024Moving holiday New Year’s Day元旦新年
February 10, 2024Moving holiday Lunar New Year農曆年初一
February 12, 2024Moving holiday Second day of Lunar New Year農曆年初二
February 13, 2024Moving holiday Third day of Lunar New Year農曆年初三
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good Friday耶穌受難節
March 30, 2024Moving holiday Holy Saturday耶穌受難節翌日
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter Monday復活節星期一
April 4, 2024Moving holiday Ching Ming Festival清明節
May 1, 2024Moving holiday Labour Day勞動節
May 15, 2024Moving holiday Buddha’s Birthday佛誕
June 10, 2024Moving holiday Dragon Boat Festival端午節
July 1, 2024Moving holiday Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day香港特別行政區成立紀念日
September 18, 2024Moving holiday Day following the Mid-Autumn Festival中秋節翌日
October 1, 2024Moving holiday National Day中華人民共和國國慶日
October 11, 2024Moving holiday Chung Yeung Festival重陽節
December 25, 2024Moving holiday Christmas Day聖誕節
December 26, 2024Moving holiday Boxing Day聖誕節翌日


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?

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.


What is the weather like in Hong Kong?

Today the sun in Hong Kong, rises at 5:51 AM and sets at 7:09 PM. The climate of Hong Kong may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJul 22OvercastLow: 28.4°C (83.12°F)High: 32.4°C (90.32°F)
TuesdayJul 23Partly cloudlyLow: 28.2°C (82.76°F)High: 32.5°C (90.5°F)
WednesdayJul 24OvercastLow: 28.3°C (82.94°F)High: 33.3°C (91.94°F)
ThursdayJul 25OvercastLow: 29°C (84.2°F)High: 32.9°C (91.22°F)
FridayJul 26Rain showersLow: 29.3°C (84.74°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
SaturdayJul 27ThunderstormLow: 28.6°C (83.48°F)High: 29.8°C (85.64°F)

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


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.


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 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Hong Kong

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police


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
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