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  1. #31

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    Tbh, if you thought it was a pisstake you can simply IGNORE it,no need for the type of abuse in this thread. It's this exact mentality why I see not many new members hanging around

    Exactly, if i 'piss you off' ignore the comment, and to insult my intelligence!!, look im not sure where your from but for me this is a big move from London, where I have lived all my life and i know the prices of everything, In HK no idea, and i couldn't live in Manhattan like I do in london on that salary so your arguements are flawed.
    There are other posts sure, but being new here i wanted to ask a question about me and based on my position. Anyway how many unique questions can you have on this site?

    As some have said, $150k a month is not that high, so my question is valid no?

    Anyway I thank you all for the comments that were helpful!


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    Since your indignation would seem to suggest that you are genuine, I'll make a response to that.
    All the questions you posted have been answered in this forum over the last few months. Hence some people's scorn. It doesn't take that much legwork to realise that it IS a high salary for here. The visa question was asked by someone else only a few days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easto:
    As some have said, $150k a month is not that high, so my question is valid no?
    It puts you in the top 5%, if not top 2 or 3%, of salary earners in HK. So not high according to only them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easto:
    look im not sure where your from but for me this is a big move from London, where I have lived all my life and i know the prices of everything, In HK no idea, and i couldn't live in Manhattan like I do in london on that salary so your arguements are flawed.
    But your question wasn't "can I live like I do in London"... you asked about "paying bills."

    Please tell us all which bills you're talking about which you genuinely wondered would be covered by $150k a month. High class escort bills?

    Or maybe you just don't know the exchange rate? If so, accept my apologies.
    Last edited by justjoe86; 23-02-2012 at 08:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    But your question wasn't "can I live like I do in London"... you asked about "paying bills."

    Please tell us all which bills you're talking about which you genuinely wondered would be covered by $150k a month. High class escort bills?

    Or maybe you just don't know the exchange rate? If so, accept my apologies.
    Picking out only the words you want to see/reply to.

    If you actually read properly you will also see the words 'live' just before the 'paying bills' bit, and 'etc' just after it.
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    hmm I am pretty sure if you asked the same question on any forum whether this amount of money is enough, you'd get similar replies of 'are you joking...of course it is enough!'.

    As for those who don't know the cost of anything and having always lived in a bubble, well that is fair enough and understandable but you cannot expect 'normal' people to not burst that bubble when you ask something (in the average person's view) a bit crazy!

    It it total common sense that it is a good salary, enough to pay bills, if it was not enough to pay bills how else would others survive? Where in the world would it be any sort of struggle to live on this type of salary (genuine question!)

    Last edited by SiuMaiTaiTai; 23-02-2012 at 09:04 AM.

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    OP, a few of us have replied to your queries. If you want to have more information, please browse this site and others and do not hesitate to ask more questions (and be prepare for some more comments from some ppl, but just put this aside and it should be fine).


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    Ps nobody likes a whiny little girl.
    HK is going to destroy you unless you man up

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    Quote Originally Posted by easto:
    no i am not boasting, i simply dont know how much is needed or is considered good. For all i know many people could be on this, its like moving to central london, how much is enough!
    well here is a simple question with no abuse. If you moved to central London as a single person, would 12k plus pounds/month be enough to pay bills etc?

    I will presume the answer is yes, more than enough, and the follow up with, why do you think HK would be any different? have you done any research before you posted here?*

    Now if you are asking is it considered good, as others have pointed out, it is all relative. What do you do? Who do you want to compare with?

    *I accept that as a jaded expat I take things for granted and maybe arriving in HK for the first time is more difficult than I imagine.
    Last edited by shenwen; 23-02-2012 at 09:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus:
    Picking out only the words you want to see/reply to.

    If you actually read properly you will also see the words 'live' just before the 'paying bills' bit, and 'etc' just after it.
    The fact it included the word 'bills' at all tells me OP wanted a reaction or at least was being a bit smug. Just my take on it.

    It's a backhanded compliment to OP.. I'm assuming he's smug/ provocative rather than just completely stupid and clueless regarding money.
    Last edited by justjoe86; 23-02-2012 at 10:04 AM.

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