I just landed in HK and was shown couple of flats yesterday in mid Levels west. They were all 2 bed flats with tiny bedroom, kitchen and small living area. The net area was not more than 450-500 sq ft though the estate agent claimed a 750-800 sqft gross area and 600-700 net area. The asking price was HK$ 25-30k pm.
My budget is around $25k and I would be working in IFC, and I definitely want a 800-1000 sq ft net/carpet area with spacious rooms and a living room. I guess this means 1200-1400 gross area. Can you please suggest a good location where I can meet my requirements within my budget? I dont mind not being swarmed with restaurants, pubs and nightlife if I get a spacious apartment.
I imagine Mid-Levels and Central are out of question. I prefer staying on the island, though can consider Disco Bay or any good expat development as long as it doesnt take more than 30 mins to reach IFC