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    Where is the cheapest place to live?

    My friend is thinking of moving to Hong Kong, and asked me where to find cheap places to live.. when I say cheap.. I wanna see cockroaches on the floor lol
    Since I haven't been living here that long, I'm not sure where to look.. but someone told me Shek Kip Mei, Prince Edward, Sham Shui Po area is like dirt cheap, around 3-4k per month excluding electric, any truth to this? Or anybody know of other cheap places under 4k per month?

    thanks


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    Village houses in North District. I know someone who was renting the first two floors (or one floor and a sort of mezzanine) of a village house in Fanling Wai, very close the public swimming pool and the MTR, for 4,000. It was cosy but clean. I have heard that houses in somewhat more mosquito-infested areas of Fanling / Sheng Shui, at the ends of long, windy dirt paths, can be had for just a couple of thousand. And forget the cockroaches. You'll get those anyway. It's the mosquitoes that separate the cheap from the dirt cheap.

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    Subdivided flats in places like Sham Shui Po are only cheap in total $$ terms, but often still outrageously expensive per square foot (specially if you actually have a window).

    CHEAP is in remote villages accessible only by foot or sampan (with extra cheapo points if there are lots of steps or a steep hill to reach the place) - some are in remote corners of Northern New Territories, as mentioned above; others are on islands. I even know one family with a silly-cheap village house on one of the hills around Shatin Station: it takes them 40+ minutes to walk up, but only 5 minutes to slide down when there's a good head of water running down the path.

    Not so many cockroaches up those hills: they stay outside most of the time as there is plenty of food for them there. Then the little snakes eat them (and THEY come inside...)

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    Cheapest place is to live at home with your parents.

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    I know they must be cheap, but who to ask about the villages that line Tai Tam Bay?


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    Where does he need to commute to? The commute costs might negate the cheap rent. Or is he just arriving without a long term job commitment?

    Suggest looking at Sea Ranch ..

    If he doesn't need any privacy - not sure if the places that the stay out Domestic helpers live in, are viable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdollars:
    Cheapest place is to live at home with your parents.
    Cheapest place to rent is one paid for by your employer. Money for jam

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    [QUOTE=shri;3056933If he doesn't need any privacy - not sure if the places that the stay out Domestic helpers live in, are viable.[/QUOTE]

    Just saw an ad on FB directed at helpers from helpers, 1800 pm for room, 200 for utilities bills, 2K total PM for a room in Sai Kung with shared kitchen and bathroom, u just cant beat these prices LOL


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    It used to be a tent in Central.

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