Summer internship offer, Can I live on this salary in HK?

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    Summer internship offer, Can I live on this salary in HK?

    Hello All!

    This is my first time on any sort of thread/post/message board etc. I am a 20 year old university student in North America who has never travelled to Asia and I just received a summer internship offer with a reputable investment bank in Hong Kong. The offer stipulates my accomodations will be taken care of and that my salary will be $10,000 HKD per month (app. 1,200 USD). I know little about the price leve in Hong Kong, and while I am appropriately excited about the offer and the incredible experience I could have, I simply dont know if prices in HK are low enough that I could live off of that much money (I currently budget a little less than that at school including rent, but who knows when abroad). Any sort of guidance would be great.

    Cheers all!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Ma Wan

    I would say that is an absolutely fantastic offer for a summer internship, especially as accomodation is taken care of.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    if your housing is taken care of, $10K/month should be enough assuming you don't go out partying everynight. you should be able get by spending $200HK per day on food and transportation.