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  1. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolgirl:
    On a normal office day I only allocate HKD 100 for all expenses - food and transport.
    Wow! That doesn't even pay for the first two beers of the day, never mind food and transport!

    I guess there is a huge range of lifestyles in HK, even amongst expats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Wow! That doesn't even pay for the first two beers of the day, never mind food and transport!

    I guess there is a huge range of lifestyles in HK, even amongst expats!
    Yep People spend on different things I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolgirl:
    The Merton is something I strongly recommend! I absolutely love the apartment Im going to rent starting next month!!! It's 8K for 400 sq. ft, but it's conveniently located in Kennedy town, near Central relatively. And I have a partial sea view and it's in a very high floor
    Congratulations, coolgirl!!! So last week's outing was productive, huh? Now, you'll have something to keep you occupied during the weekends (furnishing your apartment, that is)..

    :-D

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    well, as I know, the average salary for HK family is around $30k for 2 pax. You are live in a "upper" market with $40k already.


  5. #75

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    if you don't drive a car,
    yes it is enough..

    considering this
    a flat's rental is HK$12000 per month (good area, sufficient space)
    plus medical insurance + life insurance = HK$2500 for month (for 2 persons)
    food...(if going out) = lunch HK$45 per person (very decent)
    and dinner = HK$80 per person (very decent)

    transportation (try to live same area as your works to save money)
    avoid living in New Territories (country side) because transporation cost can be from HK$30 to $50 per day...to go to city to work

    if you cook at home, you can save alot.


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    Tai Po

    Any one know how much rent would be in Tai Po? Dont need much room


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    Quote Originally Posted by PA-Sea:
    Any one know how much rent would be in Tai Po? Dont need much room
    5-6 K Honkies per month. Its very cheap in Tai Po.

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    As long as you don't live a typical "expat" lifestyle, you'll be more than fine with $40K a month. Just don't blow all your money at the bar every night, and stick to the awesome local food instead of eating and shopping at the 'expat' places. You'll be fine, and will be able to enjoy and experience hong kong instead of simply living there.

    I can't believe people don't think $40K isn't more than enough to get by on after $10K going to rent. Where do you guys blow all your money? LOL


  9. #79

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    Second that.

    $20k is even more than enough to live. I think I spend like 4k besides rent on my own, and I feel I'm living luxurios

    You say you don't go party, so there you go - the rest isn't expensive, unless you avoid Parkn'Shop in favor of CitySuper.

    jm2c

    Tom


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    I second people who say it's more than enough... I am hoping to get around 35,000 for me and my daughter. She will be going to an international school, though, so plus rent, full time maid etc., 35K is just about enough for me....


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