Moving from India to HK. Please help

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  1. #11

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    Basically i want to save 5000 out of 15000. Thats the main problem


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    Hi there!

    Saving 5K out of the 15k isnt an impossible task if u really want to do it..
    If u cook at home..and if its veg food that u wud cook...

    grocery could be about 1000-1200...
    transport would be about 1000-1200
    room rent may be about 4000 letz assume..
    Phone plan maybe about 130$ per month
    The electricity and water and gas would totally cost about 200+200+250

    Plus a landline and internet and basic TV subscription maybe…about 350-400..

    Cant think of anything more…if I have left out something important sorry!
    U can keep additional expenses on entertainment etc at about 1000 dollars maybe..

    However if you plan to call home a lot..u will need to add on another few dollars...usually the rates are about 1.4$ per minute..so u can probably calculate depending on ur frequency of calling...

    =So that would still be less than 9000 a month(i think!)…if you take taxes as about 1000 too…then 5k a month isn’t an impossible task…Good luck!


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    Also...even if u do decide to eat out...it could probably cost u...
    about 12-15$ for a sandwich +10 dollars for a drink for ur breakfast..
    about 30-35$ for lunch
    another 30$ for dinner..

    so that would be... about 90$ a day...so about 2700-3000 dollars a month maybe..


  4. #14

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    hi`

    Quote Originally Posted by oormila:
    Hi there!

    Saving 5K out of the 15k isnt an impossible task if u really want to do it..
    If u cook at home..and if its veg food that u wud cook...

    grocery could be about 1000-1200...
    transport would be about 1000-1200
    room rent may be about 4000 letz assume..
    Phone plan maybe about 130$ per month
    The electricity and water and gas would totally cost about 200+200+250

    Plus a landline and internet and basic TV subscription maybe…about 350-400..

    Cant think of anything more…if I have left out something important sorry!
    U can keep additional expenses on entertainment etc at about 1000 dollars maybe..

    However if you plan to call home a lot..u will need to add on another few dollars...usually the rates are about 1.4$ per minute..so u can probably calculate depending on ur frequency of calling...

    =So that would still be less than 9000 a month(i think!)…if you take taxes as about 1000 too…then 5k a month isn’t an impossible task…Good luck!
    Thanks a lot for your detailed reply. This forum is really good.

    As per your estimated, i have infered that food and rent are the only big issues which will eat into your salary.

    By the way, what's the medium of communication there? english?

  5. #15

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    >> what's the medium of communication there? english?

    Cantonese and Chinglish...Sorry coundnt resist that :-)

    Generally you should be fine with English though at times you cant get along well without Cantonese.. Depends on places and people you deal with..


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    Even simpler

    divide your monthly salary by 30.
    15000/30=500
    [savings] 5000/30=165
    balance 500-165=335
    [rent]4500/30=150
    balance 335-150=185

    So you have $185 a day to do whatever you want


  7. #17

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    Can you please tell me rent rate around finance street, central hong kong


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