Daily cash spend in HK?

Old Oct 29, 18, 6:11 am
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Daily cash spend in HK?

What would be a suggested amount of HKD to have per day while in HK for general cash spend where theres no credit card option? Im expecting anything from supermarkets/larger restaurants/hotels/mtr etc will go on card, but smaller shop purchases/cheap food purchases would be in cash but I'm not sure what would be a 'typical' amount to take.
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Old Oct 29, 18, 7:37 am
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Really depends on what you plan to do during the day, how many people in your travel group, etc. BTW, credit cards are not accepted for MTR tickets (except for Airport Express) and the Octopus card top up.
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Old Oct 29, 18, 11:21 pm
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For the MTR and a bottle of water at 7-11 you will likely use your Octopus card, which you will need to charge with cash. 200 HKD is generally plenty for a couple of days. Since you can use the Octopus card at many stores and supermarkets, you can always load more onto it. Aside from smaller local shops/restaurants, you will also need cash for taxis.

Since you're looking for a general figure: 300 HKD per day will be enough to cover everything that can't be paid by credit card for a normal tourist. 500 HKD if you make heavier use of taxis orl oad up on trinkets.
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Old Oct 30, 18, 3:17 am
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If you use an ATM, pick the HK$ option not the RMB one.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 12:51 pm
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supermarket and 7-11/circle k all have credit card option(paywave/mobile)
that said, you could probably do with 200. 300-500 to be safe, depending what sort of restaurants you go to

unlike china, hong kong currency is very stable and we dont have much fake note problem so you can easily spend up all ur remaining cash in town.
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