Planning to Start a Family with a Costly Child in Hong Kong? Think Again & Plan Ahead!

A Head to Head Comparison
Costly Child HK VS Canada

As the cost of raising a child in Hong Kong becomes astronomical, parents are looking abroad. They know people in other countries seem to get top notch education, excellent healthcare and a superior quality of life at a much lower cost. But how much lower?

Hong Kong Canada
The approximate cost of raising a child from birth to college graduation: Averages about
CAD $960,000*
HKD $5,538,000
Averages about
CAD $253,000†
HKD $1,472,887
Pregnancy Costs: Routine Prenatal Care visits, Ultrasounds, Hospital childbirth, Maternal Care during and after birth HKD $10,000 - 150,000 All Covered by Canada Public Healthcare System
Domestic Helper / Child care, Medical Care, Food, Clothing, Travel, and Regular Vacations HKD $21,000 /month HKD $5400 /month
Canada families are entitled to Child benefit and 18 months Maternity & Parental Leave
Playgroups / Pre-School Prep. Class HKD $3,000 -
7,000 /month
Canadians are entitled to 9 years of free education in a English speaking, high-quality education system.
Private/Semi-private Kindergartens
Elementary School
High School
Extra-Curricular Classes/Activities HKD $3,700 -
$20,000 /month
Special Exam Classes
Tutoring Sessions
Overseas Study Tours / Camps
International School HKD $15,000-
$25,000 /month
The education is popular with international students; Canada is an education destination.
If sending kids abroad for education HKD $1,000,000 †
Housing costs - Extra bedroom HKD $2,000,000.00 The cost of a small extra bedroom in Hong Kong can secure a home in a quality neighbourhood in a world-class city.


You’ll need at least HK$ 6,000,000 to raise a child in Hong Kong (at current prices; inflation not included).

Hong Kongers are looking for better and less costly alternatives for their children. Having a Child Is Expensive No Matter Where You Live, But It’s Far Cheaper in Canada!

*Source: The Wall Street Journal

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What you can do for the cost of raising a child in Hong Kong?

For the cost of raising a child in Hong Kong, you can:

  • Secure an English language, higher quality, lower stress education designed for the 21st century.
  • Access world class healthcare for your entire family.
  • Use the excess funds to invest in your own business.
  • Upgrade the lifestyle of your whole family.
  • Spend quality time with your family

Our Team

Contact our specialized consultants today. From our first meeting to years after you settle, Halcyon Counsel is there to ensure you and your family have the best start in your new home.

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