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Commodity/Service Section/GroupAverage Monthly Household Expenditure
Section 1 : Food4,86325.8
1Meals bought away from home3,07816.3
3Other cereals and cereal preparations450.2
4Bread, cakes, biscuits and puddings1500.8
5Salt-water fish1300.7
6Fresh-water fish710.4
7Other fresh sea products550.3
8Processed sea products880.5
12Meat, frozen690.4
13Meat, canned60.0
14Meat, others750.4
15Fresh vegetables1760.9
16Processed vegetables90.0
17Fresh fruit1330.7
18Processed fruit50.0
19Dairy products880.5
21Edible oils240.1
22Carbonated drinks200.1
23Other non-alcoholic beverages650.3
26Flavourings and additives230.1
27Foods, others1570.8
Section 2 : Housing5,77530.6
28Rent, including rates and government rent5,12327.1
29Management fees and other housing charges6483.4
30Materials for house maintenance50.0
Section 3 : Electricity, gas and water6463.4
33Liquefied petroleum gas and other fuel340.2
34Water and sewage charges700.4
Section 4 : Alcoholic drinks and tobacco1520.8
35Chinese wines30.0
36Foreign-style wines220.1
Section 5 : Clothing and footwear8124.3
39Men's outerclothing1801.0
40Men's underclothing70.0
41Women's outerclothing3341.8
42Women's underclothing230.1
43Children's outerclothing520.3
44Children's underclothing40.0
45Infants' clothing100.1
46Clothing, others260.1
47Clothing materials and tailoring charges50.0
48Men's footwear530.3
49Women's footwear1000.5
50Children's and infants' footwear180.1
Section 6 : Durable goods8684.6
52Home appliances, electric and gas1530.8
53Video and sound equipment1400.7
54Computer and telecommunications equipment2271.2
55Tableware and kitchen utensils180.1
56Watches, clocks, cameras and optical goods1130.6
57Travel and sports goods1090.6
58Durable goods, others290.2
Section 7 : Miscellaneous goods9375.0
59Proprietary medicines and supplies1060.6
61Books and periodicals1550.8
63Soft furnishings320.2
64Cosmetics and personal care products2251.2
65Household cleansing tools and supplies320.2
67Toys and hobbies1110.6
68Household goods, others870.5
Section 8 : Transport1,7939.5
69Purchases of and repairs to motor vehicles2361.3
70Motor fuel1560.8
71Motor licences, insurance, instructor's fees, parking fees and tunnel tolls3181.7
72Bus fares3521.9
73Tram fares30.0
74Public light bus fares1060.6
75Taxi fares1190.6
76Mass Transit Railway fares2001.1
77Train fares790.4
78Light Rail fares150.1
79Ferry fares140.1
80Local transport, others650.3
81Inbound and outbound transport fares1300.7
Section 9 : Miscellaneous services3,03716.1
82School fees8524.5
83Other educational charges230.1
84Medical services4322.3
85Cinema entertainment210.1
86Package tours2521.3
87Expenses on parties500.3
88Other entertainment and holiday expenses780.4
89Household services4652.5
91Beauty treatment and fitness services930.5
92Repairs to personal and household goods150.1
93Professional services, photo-printing, subscriptions and other services940.5
94Telephone and other communications services5853.1
Notes : (a)The Household Expenditure Survey (HES) is conducted at five-yearly intervals to collect up-to-date information on the expenditure patterns of households in Hong Kong for updating the expenditure weights used for compiling the Consumer Price Index. The 2004/05 HES was conducted during the period from October 2004 to September 2005.
 (b)Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.
 (c)'0.0' denotes figures less than 0.05%.
 (d)Group 82 "School fees" covers “Kindergarten”, “Primary”, “Secondary”, “Project Yi Jin, craft and technician level”, “Post-secondary (including distance learning)”, “Private, vocational”, “Language courses” and "Other courses". "Tuition schools and expenses on tuition" is also included.
 (e)Statistics on medical expenses are subsumed in group 59 "Proprietary medicines and supplies" and group 84 "Medical services".
Source : Price Analysis & Research Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7384
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