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Moving to HK in July - working in Kowloon Tong

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    The people working in Central and living in the same area or in Mid Levels can go to expensive western restaurants and bars often. walking distance, and high income.The rent here is not cheap leaving less money for other expenses compared with living in other cities. High income is required for comfortable living in HK.


  2. #22

    Kowloon Tong is nice. I wouldn't commute.


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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant:
    Kowloon Tong is nice. I wouldn't commute.
    Do tell where you can find a place for 15K in Kowloon Tong, I'm sure many would love to know...

  4. #24

    Have a relative or friend in Kowloon Tong.

    Or worked at CityU or HKBU. Cheap campus accommodation.


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    Very useful information for the OP...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem:
    Do tell where you can find a place for 15K in Kowloon Tong, I'm sure many would love to know...
    Here's a one bedroom. Brand new. It's like a 5-10 minute bike ride via back alleys from Kowloon Tong.

    https://www.28hse.com/en/rent-property-818401.html

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    Ho Man Tin is not Kowloon Tong, You can go to Kowloon City, To Kwa Wan... Mongkok, Prince Edward. Not far but not Kowloon Tong. That's like saying you can live in Sheung Wan and it's the Peak

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    Taipo is quite a short ride to KT(maybe slightly less than 30 if you live close to MTR), you can get a nice spacious place for your budget. Bike trails, hiking, there's only 1 expat bar but then Central and Mong Kok are only 35-60mins away...

    Last edited by Cornmeal; 09-05-2019 at 02:57 PM.
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  9. #29

    Hi,

    Mongkok is near Kln Tong where transport is convenient and bars are quite close.


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    Like others have said, it's gonna be hard to get everything you're looking for.
    Some general principles:
    -be prepared to spend a higher portion of your income on rent than you're used to. Everything else *can* be cheap here. It won't be if you spend a lot of time eating in western restaurants or drinking in expat bars, but it can be.
    -Hong Kong is full of 3-bedroom apartments. It's not full of studios and 1-bedrooms in the way that, say, NYC is. You can find apartments of any size but the 3-bedroom is the norm. People live with their families. Smaller apartments tend to be concentrated in areas with more non-locals, which means either the more expensive HK Island neighborhoods, or poorer areas with the cage apartments that, well, you don't want. So like, if you were coming with a family it'd be a no-brainer, live in the NT along the East Rail Line, but there just aren't many studios or 1 bedrooms here.
    -No matter how good a deal seems, don't live in a place if it seems like a fire hazard.

    -personal opinion: Sai Kung is overrated. Far from everything and only kinda interesting. The hiking and running are great but you can be find that in convenient areas too.


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