View Poll Results: How large is the flat you live in (in gross sq. ft)?

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  • 1501-1600

    8 6.30%
  • 1401-1500

    6 4.72%
  • 1301-1400

    4 3.15%
  • 1201-1300

    6 4.72%
  • 1101-1200

    7 5.51%
  • 1001-1100

    4 3.15%
  • 901-1000

    10 7.87%
  • 801-900

    4 3.15%
  • 701-800

    10 7.87%
  • 601-700

    19 14.96%
  • 501-600

    15 11.81%
  • 401-500

    8 6.30%
  • 301-400

    3 2.36%
  • Less than 300

    4 3.15%
  • More than 1600

    19 14.96%
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Poll: How large is your flat (gross sq. ft)?

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  1. #51

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    So it seems that 37% live in 500 to 800 sq. ft. flats, while 22% live in flats that are 1,500 sq. ft and above. Are the former earning a local salary, and the latter here on a fat expat package?

    The remaining 40% seems to be spread out quite evenly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheepo
    So it seems that 37% live in 500 to 800 sq. ft. flats, while 22% live in flats that are 1,500 sq. ft and above. Are the former earning a local salary, and the latter here on a fat expat package?

    The remaining 40% seems to be spread out quite evenly.
    Has it ever occurred to you that some people just earn more money than others? Seriously? You really do ask the most bizarre questions.

    I have local friends, semi-retired, who live in a huge (at least 1500 sq ft) place above Happy Valley with super views. Why? Because they purchased it 20+ years ago. I have a friend who is a teacher who earns over 30k a year but lives in a 600sq ft place in NT with family (1 kid) - why? Because they are frugal. People are ALL DIFFERENT. Some earn more. Some earn less. Some save. Some don't. Some care about space. Some don't. You really can't make gross generalisations. Plenty of locals here earn a packet because they just have good jobs! Just like every other place on earth.
    Last edited by MovingIn07; 23-04-2013 at 10:34 AM.

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    And lots of people choose to live in smaller flats in more expensive areas, not everyone wants to live in the N.T or on islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiuMaiTaiTai
    And lots of people choose to live in smaller flats in more expensive areas, not everyone wants to live in the N.T or on islands.
    Indeed. A 500 sq. ft. in mid levels costs as much as a 1,200 sq. ft. flat in NT.

    Yes MovingIn, some people earn more than others. Duh! That's what I wrote.
    Last edited by cheepo; 23-04-2013 at 10:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheepo
    Indeed. A 500 sq. ft. in mid levels costs as much as a 1,200 sq. ft. flat in NT.

    Yes MovingIn, some people earn more than others. Duh! That's what I wrote.
    I don't think it is necessarily about how much you earn, more how much are you willing to pay!
    A single person working long hours on HK island VS a family of 4-5 may be earning similar amounts but they'll undoubtably have different priorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    Has it ever occurred to you that some people just earn more money than others? Seriously? You really do ask the most bizarre questions.

    I have local friends, semi-retired, who live in a huge (at least 1500 sq ft) place above Happy Valley with super views. Why? Because they purchased it 20+ years ago. I have a friend who is a teacher who earns over 30k a year but lives in a 600sq ft place in NT with family (1 kid) - why? Because they are frugal. People are ALL DIFFERENT. Some earn more. Some earn less. Some save. Some don't. Some care about space. Some don't. You really can't make gross generalisations. Plenty of locals here earn a packet because they just have good jobs! Just like every other place on earth.
    Re gross generalizations? in another thread u said that working w hkoners was awful...how is that for gross generalization?

    That said yes we are all different. I have always lived rather cheaply for examplw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Re gross generalizations? in another thread u said that working w hkoners was awful...how is that for gross generalization?

    That said yes we are all different. I have always lived rather cheaply for examplw

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    I didn't say working with hongkongers was awful I said hong kong workers were awful (I'll check that, but that's what I meant!). I'm allowed to generalise about my own experience because it covers the entire range of MY experience. We have (and have had) locals in our company. With one exception, we generally wish we never hired them.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    I didn't say working with hongkongers was awful I said hong kong workers were awful
    Oh. "Hong Kong workers are awful". Yes. That's not a generalisation.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by cheepo
    So it seems that 37% live in 500 to 800 sq. ft. flats, while 22% live in flats that are 1,500 sq. ft and above. Are the former earning a local salary, and the latter here on a fat expat package?
    In the years when I was on an expat package, I chose to live in a 300' sq place that only cost 70% of my available housing rebate. I loathe housework and detest clutter.

    Now I receive only bed and board from my employer, but have sole use of a flat nearly 3 times that area.

    I'm aware that full time voluntary workers are but a statistical blip here, but it's fun skewering the hypothesis
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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    I didn't say working with hongkongers was awful I said hong kong workers were awful (I'll check that, but that's what I meant!). I'm allowed to generalise about my own experience because it covers the entire range of MY experience. We have (and have had) locals in our company. With one exception, we generally wish we never hired them.....
    just wondering which aspect do you find that locals hired workers are crap, near native english, socal intergration within other employees, dedication, team work, productivity and how do they compare to overseas raised chinese within your tutoring centre

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