Expat cost of living

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  1. #31

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    hm... hope this helps:

    Helena May Club
    http://www.helenamay.com/membershipinfo.htm

    Craigengower Cricket Club
    http://www.ccc1894.com/English.htm

    Hong Kong Football Club
    http://www.hkfc.com.hk/enrolment.asp

    Hong Kong Jockey Club
    http://member.hkjc.com/en/index.asp

    The Aberdeen Marina Club
    http://www.aberdeenmarinaclub.com/eng/membership.html

    The American Club Hong Kong
    http://www.americanclubhk.com/

    The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
    http://www.cwbgolf.org/public/member..._the_team.aspx

    Hong Kong Cricket Club
    http://www.hkcc.org/section9_1.html

    The Kowloon Cricket Club
    http://www.kcc.org.hk/home.html

    Pacific Club
    http://www.pacificclub.com.hk/pacific1.htm

    The Dynasty Club
    http://www.dynastyclub.com.hk/eng/index.asp

    Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club
    http://www.goldcoastclub.com.hk/index-e.html

    Shek O Golf & Country Club
    Tel: 28094458
    The Hong Kong Golf Club
    http://www.hkgolfclub.org/golf/thecl...bshistory.html

    Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
    http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/default.aspx

    LRC
    http://www.lrc.com.hk/site/index2.htm

    Yau Yat Chuen Garden City Club
    http://www.yycclub.org/English/HR/career.htm

    Lions Club International
    http://www.lionsclubs.org.hk/wms/home/index.jsp


  2. #32

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    'HK seems lovely clean to me, cleaner than london....'

    Absolutely. Without a doubt.


  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalmom:
    'HK seems lovely clean to me, cleaner than london....'

    Absolutely. Without a doubt.
    And a billion times safer, mostly!

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by taihunggao:
    me & the dog managed (mostly) fine on HK$80k this year, even had a holiday in phuket
    $80K for a year? Wow! Including accommodation?

  5. #35

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    Well, after being here as a resident for a few weeks, I love the city, the people, and the food. And if you think HK people are rude, don't go to Taipei or Shanghai!

    That being said, I'd have to slightly disagree with Carang. While I agree that adapting to local culture is an imperative for enjoying life overseas, I do not think that that is the point here. When a person cuts in line, shoves you, etc. most HK people DO find it impolite, so it's not a matter of "this culture does not consider that rude".

    I'm a little tired of hearing people defend local rude behavior by saying that that is a cultural difference. It's not. Expats consider it rude and complain. Locals consider it rude and accept it. In most cases, cultural differences do not play a role in what we consider rude.

    Broadly speaking from my experience, Taiwanese are rude compared to HK people. HK people are rude compared to Americans. Americans (and everyone else) are rude compared to Japanese. You just need to decide if the good outweighs the bad. For us, it certainly does.


  6. #36

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    >> It's not. Expats consider it rude and complain. Locals consider it
    >> rude and accept it.

    Amen and thank you for saying that.


  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkongmaybe:
    Well thank you for all your advice. Not sure how it became a discussion of cultural differences! We have actually lived in Tokyo for two years before and found the differences culturally one of the interesting things about the experience so this is not something I am too concerned with! Also - I am actually the 'wife' that sbowra is talking to so I am not being forced by my husband to come to HK - it is a joint decision.
    Could anyone give me any idea on the cost of joining a club and if this is something that a lot of people do?? We are thinking of living on the South Side of the island. Also - is it expensive/difficult to get from this side of the island to central and is there much in the way of shopping /restaurants on the South side or would you also need to make a journey in for these kinds of things???

    Thank you - !

    I'm not sure how feasible this is but assume you have already looked into the possibility of doing so. You haven't mentioned a timeframe of when this move is likely to occur, but have you considered making a visit to HK prior to the move even for a week to look at which areas you like and what you think of the clubs you want to join. You can then experience what transportation is like getting to and from the south side of the island. It would give you a chance to get a taster with the way of life and costs.....plus a holiday too!

  8. #38

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    Boy!

    So negative... So strange that you're still in HK!!


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