Help with cost of living

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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate:
    And again:

    Monthly cost for a household of 2:

    5,000 for food and household stuff
    2,000 for utilities
    7,000 for rent
    1,000 for transportation

    add maybe another 1,000 for transport if you cross the harbour every day
    Nah.

    Probably alot less for utilities. More like $500 a month, $1,000 for transportation if you are strictly on public transport and even less if you do not need to crossover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limes79:
    Nah.

    Probably alot less for utilities. More like $500 a month, $1,000 for transportation if you are strictly on public transport and even less if you do not need to crossover.
    utilities will include stuff such as cable t.v and broadband, all very much needed!

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    I like to have it cool in summer and warm in winter. Mostly we take a hot shower and in order to keep the food cost down we cook at home. Therefore electricity, gas, water are needed. In the NT the fixed telephone line is more expensive. Broadband doesn't come cheap.

    So, 2,000 is a generous estimation.


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    Hi, where will you stay in Tsuen Wan?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kasumen:
    Hi, where will you stay in Tsuen Wan?
    The office located there.
    i just wanna find out the rental rate at that area.
    But the pay really can justified the expenses.
    haiz... i rejected the offer already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate:
    In the NT the fixed telephone line is more expensive.
    Er, I don't think so - PCCW's prices are fixed territory-wide. They are not allowed to discriminate by location.
    Last edited by PDLM; 17-07-2006 at 03:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    utilities will include stuff such as cable t.v and broadband, all very much needed!
    not really so far am surviving with no cable and no broadband or fixed line phone

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    Agreed - if money became tight I'd easily do without the fixed line; I don't have cable anyway. But no broadband would be a real struggle!


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    Quote Originally Posted by irena_qiqi:
    The office located there.
    i just wanna find out the rental rate at that area.
    But the pay really can justified the expenses.
    haiz... i rejected the offer already.
    If I may ask, how much do they pay you?

    Do they don't pay you enough to cover basic expenses or they don't pay you high enough as an expat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasumen:
    If I may ask, how much do they pay you?

    Do they don't pay you enough to cover basic expenses or they don't pay you high enough as an expat?
    sorry to jump in, but I think if you are an expat. the pay is usually enough to cover the expenses especially if you live in Tsuen Wan. Personally I think TW is cheaper than HKI (Hong Kong Island). I am at Tuen Mun area (HK Gold Coast) as well and the ave. expenses:
    transportation : HK$1000
    broadban + cable tv : HK$350
    utilities : HK$1200(electricity, gas, water)
    food: around HK$2500 - HK$3000

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