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Commodity/Service Section/GroupAverage Monthly Household Expenditure
Section 1 : Food7,55427.3
1Meals bought away from home4,94817.9
3Other cereals and cereal preparations620.2
4Bread, cakes, biscuits and puddings2000.7
5Salt-water fish2300.8
6Fresh-water fish970.4
7Other fresh sea products940.3
8Processed sea products1420.5
12Meat, frozen1170.4
13Meat, canned140.1
14Meat, others900.3
15Fresh vegetables3031.1
16Processed vegetables120.0
17Fresh fruit1960.7
18Processed fruit80.0
19Dairy products1030.4
21Edible oils380.1
22Carbonated drinks130.0
23Other non-alcoholic beverages740.3
26Flavourings and additives310.1
27Food, others1940.7
Section 2 : Housing9,89435.8
28Rent, including rates and government rent9,07232.8
29Management fees and other housing charges8092.9
30Materials for house maintenance130.0
Section 3 : Electricity, gas and water7402.7
33Liquefied petroleum gas and other fuel340.1
34Water and sewage charges730.3
Section 4 : Alcoholic drinks and tobacco1510.5
35Chinese wines30.0
36Foreign-style wines400.1
Section 5 : Clothing and footwear9553.5
39Men's outerclothing1780.6
40Men's underclothing140.1
41Women's outerclothing3941.4
42Women's underclothing300.1
43Children's outerclothing610.2
44Children's underclothing60.0
45Infants' clothing160.1
46Clothing, others320.1
47Clothing materials and tailoring charges40.0
48Men's footwear780.3
49Women's footwear1120.4
50Children's and infants' footwear300.1
Section 6 : Durable goods8923.2
52Home appliances, electric and gas1620.6
53Video and sound equipment1000.4
54Information technology and telecommunications equipment1660.6
55Tableware and kitchen utensils310.1
56Watches, clocks, cameras and optical goods1250.5
57Travel and sports goods1870.7
58Durable goods, others310.1
Section 7 : Miscellaneous goods1,0383.8
59Proprietary medicines and supplies2170.8
61Books and periodicals (excluding textbooks)400.1
63Soft furnishings360.1
64Cosmetics and personal care products2681.0
65Household cleansing tools and supplies440.2
67Toys and hobbies870.3
68Purchases of textbooks1080.4
69Household goods, others630.2
Section 8 : Transport2,0817.5
70Purchases of and repairs to motor vehicles2811.0
71Motor fuel1720.6
72Motor licences, insurance, instructor's fees, parking fees and tunnel tolls4521.6
73Bus fares2981.1
74Tram fares20.0
75Public light bus fares1100.4
76Taxi fares1320.5
77MTR fares4031.5
78Ferry fares110.0
79Local transport, others720.3
80Inbound and outbound transport fares1480.5
Section 9 : Miscellaneous services4,32315.6
81School fees1,1284.1
82Other educational charges350.1
83Medical services7162.6
84Cinema entertainment330.1
85Package tours6022.2
86Expenses on parties730.3
87Other entertainment and holiday expenses510.2
88Household services6682.4
90Beauty treatment and fitness services920.3
91Repairs to personal and household goods210.1
92Professional services, subscriptions and other services1470.5
93Information and communications services6422.3
94Photographic and photo-printing services410.1
Notes : (a)The Household Expenditure Survey (HES) is conducted once every 5 years 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 2014/15 HES was conducted during the period from October 2014 to September 2015.
 (b)Figures or percentages may not add up to the respective totals due to rounding.
 (c)'0.0' denotes figure less than 0.05%.
 (d)Group 81 "School fees" covers “Kindergarten”, “Primary”, “Secondary”, “Diploma 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 83 "Medical services".
Source : Price Analysis & Research Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7384
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