If OP got himself a local girlfriend that expects to be treated like a princess, yes that could be expensive.
Wow big panda. You remember. Yeah I got a few raises and a promo and still feel like I'm barely surviving.. HK problems...
I live in mid-levels.. living in a small 2 bedroom. I could get a house in SoCal for what I am paying
Reduce your rent ....if youre 80k+ and cant live comfortably then youre paying too much, rents are falling now anyway (even in central we were able to negotiate well below recent leases signed in the same building last month).
I second the rent issue- in general, I have tried to always live in much less than I could afford and then I don't stress about the odd extra unexpected expense or little luxury- and that is wherever I have lived, not just HK.
Agree. Every time I try to eat like a local - as I foolishly did last week - I end up with food poisoning.Original Post Deleted