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  1. #71

    hk is much cheaper in everyday life except getting an apartment of course!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MonicaFleming:
    hk is much cheaper in everyday life except getting an apartment of course!
    Much cheaper than where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonicaFleming:
    hk is much cheaper in everyday life except getting an apartment of course!
    Really?

    You obviously don't have children...

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    From a local Hong Konger living in London (for 20 yrs) perspective:

    London/England advantages
    Friendlier people, better service, don't get shouted at when ordering food (unless in Chinatown)
    Blue sky when not raining, cooler termperatures
    Much better western food
    Much bigger/nicer/better quality housing
    Better coffee/coffeeshops
    Better work/life balance
    Better schools
    More space, better outdoor activities, more things to do when going out, theatre museums etc
    Better online shopping
    Better banking systems/credit cards/contactless
    Cheaper western luxury goods/furniture/homewares/cars
    More daylight in summer

    Hong Kong advantages
    Much lower tax
    Easier real world shopping, shops that open after normal work hours
    Better Chinese food
    Better/more choice for cheap eats
    Better lifts
    Better air conditioning
    Better public transport
    Cheaper Apple products
    More daylight in winter
    More efficient service

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjai:
    Better/more choice for cheap eats
    For me, this is negated by the better supermarkets in the U.K... also, tbh, I'd much prefer a sandwich from M&S than similarly priced rubbish from Fairwood.
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    Can't we edit posts? Yes add better supermarkets to the England list! Although I do like Cafe de Coral, I still can't get used to sandwiches!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AmRa6:
    I think one of the biggest advantages of Hong Kong that has only been mentioned in passing is having a domestic helper. In addition to help around the house, having fresh healthy home cooked food without having to do the marketing, cutting, cooking, and washing up is fantastic. Much better than buying supermarket meals or take-aways on work days.
    Totally agree with this. Being served a good meal, then flopping on the sofa and watching TV = priceless. No cleaning of toilets, no lining up in the supermarket, it's sheer luxury really. If only I didn't feel so guilty... not.

  8. #78

    Hong Kong and mainland China have an abundance of public lavatories. My area in England has about the same number of public lavatories as a large Hong Kong shopping mall! There would be many more people in my area than in a Hong Kong shopping mall.


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    Nobody here has mentioned much about the people, or attitudes, or demographics of either country.


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    This morning the difference in the weather was zero.


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