Apartment at 10-12K in HK island

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  1. #1

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    Apartment at 10-12K in HK island

    I'm moving to HK in Feb, looking for 1 bedroom apt in HK island. Work in area called "Taikoo". Can I afford a decent apt while paying around 10-12K & commuting time not over 30 mins.


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    I think you might find housing in or around the Taikoo area within that price range.


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    Good Chance you will find one

    I just arrived here 3 weeks ago and found a place the first week just over that price range for a 2 bedroom place. But be prepared for the room size shock. Tai Koo is on the MTR (subway line), so you should find something within a 30 minute commute. Good luck.


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    if you can commute by taxi (10 minutes, hkd 50 each way) then i think island resort would be tough to beat. sea view, club house, and new.

    official website :
    http://www.islandresort.com.hk/
    previous discussion on geoexpat :
    http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/island...apt-t8066.html
    google maps of the commute :
    22.265428, 114.250603 to Taikoo Shing Rd, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong - Google Maps
    (start = island resort, end = taikoo shing / cityplaza)

    10-12k will get you an 2-bedroom 600 sq ft apartment.

    if you want to live closer (e.g. at taikoo shing - walking distance to work) expect to pay 20-60% more for the same sq footage, poorer view, and in much older buildings with ~0 facilities.

    or consider the Grande Promenade, newer than Island Resort, also with club house and sea view, and commute only about HKD 20 one way, but also 40-60% more.

    Last edited by marcuslai; 05-11-2007 at 03:45 PM.