14th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) According to the latest survey by PICODI.com, A gaming PC and a set of peripherals will cost HK’s gamers HK$12,859, which is 0.8 of an average wage. An average gamer spends HK$5,256 annually on video game.
In Hong Kong’s online stores, the prices of individual components are as follows:
- Motherboard – HK$1,120
- 6-core CPU – HK$1,633
- RTX 3060 graphics card – HK$3,282
- 16 GB of RAM – HK$524
- Power supply – HK$941
- 1 TB HDD/SSD – HK$682
- PC case with good ventilation – HK$896
However, this is not the only expense that aspiring gamers should be prepared for – purchasing an operating system license is the next step. For Microsoft’s system, future gamers will have to pay HK$908.
In addition to the PC and the operating system, it is also necessary for gamers to purchase a set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headset and monitor). Their prices are as follows:
- Ergonomic gaming mouse – HK$374
- RGB keyboard with wrist rest – HK$496
- Headset with a microphone – HK$488
- 24″ monitor with high refresh rate – HK$1,515
In total, a Hongkonger who wants to become a gamer will have to spend HK$12,859 on a PC set.
Apart from the one-time expense on hardware, gamers also spend their money on the newest games on a regular basis. Assuming that an average gamer buys one game a month, annually they will spend HK$5,256.
How expensive is becoming a gamer in different countries?
Among the countries included in the ranking, after conversion to euro, Argentinians have to pay the highest price for the gaming PC and set of peripherals – $4,238. The second most expensive country is India ($2,957), followed by Brazil ($2,919) in the third place. The lowest prices can be enjoyed by gamers from Poland, Germany and the USA. In those countries, the gaming PC and a set of peripherals cost $1,547, $1,552 and $1,562 respectively.
In Hong Kong, the price of a gaming PC is HK$12,859 or 0.8 of an average wage of HK$16,293 net, which situates HK in the 16th place of the ranking in terms of PC price to average wage ratio.
In the price comparison with the average net wage, the most favourable ratio can be found in Switzerland (0.3 of an average wage), the USA (0.4) and Australia (0.4). Citizens of Indonesia, Pakistan and Argentina have to face the least favourable ratio. Gamers from those countries will have to spend 8.7, 10.4 and 12.4 of their wages respectively.