Decent salary for a single bachelor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKChigger
    Living like that a family of 5-6 can live for maybe $10,000 or a little more a month.

    http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/hong_kong...D=&subjectID=1

    28% of hong kong households survive on 10,000 pm or less

    median household income : 17,250 pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcuslai
    http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/hong_kong...D=&subjectID=1

    28% of hong kong households survive on 10,000 pm or less

    median household income : 17,250 pm
    Thanks marcuslai. nice piece of info.

    hmm.. but how many people per household who survided on 10000$ per month??? not able to find this piece of info.

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    Yes besides $$$$$ Is never enough.... so what a person deemed sufficient maynot be enough for another...

    Oh btw is there a thread on lame HKG Human Resource personnels who do not deserve to be where they are ?

    I need a listening ear....


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    really depends on what lifestyle you want to lead.

    i'm single, late 20s (damn can't believe that, am getting old) and living comfortably in hk. i do earn a bit more than $50k a month (and would like to get more, but who wouldn't!)

    Like everyone says you can have a good life, but you won't be going out every night eating in Soho and drinking in LKF and travelling round asia in business class.


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    Well, thats really true... I had a better and rather luxurious life back in Taiwan .... drivers , good accomodation in town, wine and dine every other night...

    But here - its a far cry .... like .... well like its mentioned depends on the life style that you want and how you go about managing your finances...


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    i'd say you would have an excellent time here on 50k! you could have an excellent time here on 10-30k with the right attitude (and staying away from LKF!), HK is the perfect place to "downshift" if you fancy a career change, learn some new skills and experience on a salary which would see you quite hard up back in the UK or US!

    the only thing about earning less than around $20 is you have to cut back on travel.


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    Travel has many catagories as well...a holiday in Italy and a Holiday in Mumbai.... Thats totally different... than again still there is a saying :" The more you earn, the more you spend"

    Its simply relative...


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