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    Late at night you can get minibuses from many areas to Kowloon from the Island. Many are $10 or so and very quick.


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    Hi
    I am sure whatever field your wife is in, she can definaely find a job here.. and the combined income should be good enough for you to survive. You can get a 2 BR flat in Whampoa for HKD 11-12K and area around there is good with Cinema and other facilities.
    And for Food HKD 6000 is actually high if you are planning to cook at home,aroud HKD 2.5K should be sufficient. Even if you eat out on weekends add additional 2.5K for 2 of you.
    HK Is much more convenient then SG. Esp. the lifestyle!
    All the best for your move!


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    Quote Originally Posted by helen0507:
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    I am sure whatever field your wife is in, she can definaely find a job here..
    Without knowing her career, I would say this statement is dubious to say the least. Do we even know if she speaks Cantonese?

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    No, don't come to HK. We don't have enough iodine to go around!


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    If you live like a local, 45k is totally fine. If you party like an expat, you will live paycheck after paycheck


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    Without knowing her career, I would say this statement is dubious to say the least. Do we even know if she speaks Cantonese?
    I think its very likely his wife can get a job here. We have a very low unemployment rate in HK, firms in many areas are hiring, and Singaporians have a reputation for being hard-working, trustworthy and reliable. They usually also speak good English along with one or two Chinese languages (Canto, Potong etc). My experience from almost anyone I know in this situation is that the wife will find a good job if she looks around, attends interviews etc. Possibly she might even land something that pays more than her husband gets.

    I would urge you guys to come over for sure. You will enjoy the move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucdavis08:
    If you live like a local, 45k is totally fine. If you party like an expat, you will live paycheck after paycheck

    I agree - some expats I know spend huge amounts each month - its very easy to do if you want to. But I also know expats on quite low salaries 30K for example, who still manage to have quite a good time (the key for them is renting a more affordable place, and being sensible about spending the money they have).

    Remember also, a bit part of coming to HK is getting the foot in the door. His 45K job could well lead to other opportunities, and his income could rapidly go up if he lands the right jobs once he is over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucdavis08:
    If you live like a local, 45k is totally fine. If you party like an expat, you will live paycheck after paycheck
    What absolute rubbish. I pretty much never spend more than 45k a month and live a perfectly fine life! Sure, there are some expats who do, I agree, but it's hardly the majority or there would be no English teachers here. The NET teachers I know seem to think that their (sub-45k) packages are excellent by world standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    What absolute rubbish. I pretty much never spend more than 45k a month and live a perfectly fine life! Sure, there are some expats who do, I agree, but it's hardly the majority or there would be no English teachers here. The NET teachers I know seem to think that their (sub-45k) packages are excellent by world standards.
    Calm down! It was just an expression of the idea that there's quite a difference in spending habit between locals and expats in general. I am sure there are some locals who spend so much $ more than expats. I do agree though, the english teachers get paid so much compared to their local counterparts.

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    Late at night there are mini buses that jet across to Kowloon for around $10 and they leave pretty regularly so you can get transport quite easily.

    Things do add up in HK especially if you want to leave a good expat life.


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