What to buy from the US to bring to HK?

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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by z754103:
    um... housing?
    if ur renting an apartment, hong kong is around the same price as (boston, nyc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sino Defender:
    if ur renting an apartment, hong kong is around the same price as (boston, nyc).
    Not if you compare quality for quality, and usable area vs usable area (rather than gross sq footage). Even London is cheaper in the rental market.

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    One thing I need that I can't seem to find here is Hanes wifebeaters. I need to get a pack of 'em and it looks like my only option is to have someone either bring em back for me or send 'em over. Also, if you're a smoker, there are certain American brands that aren't available here (i.e., Newports).


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    >> Would you special order AND match?

    Depends on what you're ordering. We don't match if it involves loosing money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sino Defender:
    if ur renting an apartment, hong kong is around the same price as (boston, nyc).
    I really have to disagree with this. NYC is cheaper on a per square foot basis for like quality apartments and Boston is definitely even cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applefan:
    I really have to disagree with this. NYC is cheaper on a per square foot basis for like quality apartments and Boston is definitely even cheaper.
    i pay 1650 usd/month for a 750 ft studio in boston, and i know my friend pays 3000usd/month for a two bed in nyc. property prices increased by a lot in the us from 2000-2003 while they were declining in hk. now both places are around the same now i would say.
    Last edited by Sino Defender; 01-09-2006 at 10:39 AM.

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    To get 750 sq ft of net usable space in HK, you need to rent a 950 sq ft apartment. I find it almost impossible to do that with HK$12,870, again for a like-quality aparment. I'm sure that's doable if you get an apartment in Tai Po.

    I used to live in NYC as well and I do agree you can probably get a two-bedroom apartment in NYC for US$3k except that the that NYC apartment probably has closets and again, for the same usable square footage and quality, the same space will probably rent for US$4.5k.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sino Defender:
    property prices increased by a lot in the us from 2000-2003 while they were declining in hk. now both places are around the same now i would say.
    You also didn't mention that property prices in HK have gone up 70% since 2003.

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    Usable space is key. I have been in some 2000 square foot apartments that seem smaller than 1700 footers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    One thing I need that I can't seem to find here is Hanes wifebeaters..
    I've got to ask - what the hell are they?

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