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Is £3000/month sterling possible for a family of 6? Ages 11, 9, 7, 5

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    Is £3000/month sterling possible for a family of 6? Ages 11, 9, 7, 5

    Have been offered permanent job on island and wondered whether a budget of £3000/month was too small. I'd like to be on island for 1st year whilst I find out what else is around. My 4 kids will probably go to a school in happy valley. Will I have issues getting them in for autumn 2012?


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    A budget for what? For total living costs ?


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    You will most probably have difficulty getting a place, unless you intend to send them to local schools. For international, if you do get a place they can cost up to HK$13,000/month so for 4 would add up more than your £3000!


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    If $36000 HK a month is your total budget then absolutely no way is it going to work.
    Rent on the island will pretty much take all of it already.


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    Your four kids won't be going to school in Happy Valley.


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    Can your kids speak Chinese?

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    Given this is posted in the accommodation section, my guess is that the 3k sterling or $HK36k is referring to an accommodation budget rather than a total salary. Having said that, I don't think the OP quite appreciates the schooling situation if he is asking whether he'll get them in for next year in Happy Valley


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    36K with 4 kids (assuming this is only accomodation) is doable but will not provide you with anything "grand" especially on the Island - especially given that your kids are alerady around 10 years old for 2 of them.

    Push it to 50K if you can or pick somewhere else than Happy Valley or the Island for living.

    Re-school: depends on the school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Given this is posted in the accommodation section, my guess is that the 3k sterling or $HK36k is referring to an accommodation budget rather than a total salary. Having said that, I don't think the OP quite appreciates the schooling situation if he is asking whether he'll get them in for next year in Happy Valley
    Ah, sorry, missed that, I look at the "new posts" rather than the category.
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    Yes, accommodation only. Though having spent a couple of hours on Google I'm guessing this is way too low. So would £4.5 or $54 HKD be more reasonable, and if so where and in what type of accommodation.


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