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    Hi ppls.i just signed my contract with Cathay Pacific yesterday.My take home pay will be Around Hk20000 a month including all alowance.An flat will be provided in Gold Coast and they name of the flat is Castle Peak Bay.Water and electricity is payed myself and food if not on flight..So guys do u think this is good enough?can i live a comfortable life?thanks


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    I am not familiar with an apartment complex thats called Castle Peak Bay, unless they meant the Gold Coast residences located on Castle Peak Road.. I'll check on that though.

    No matter, the Gold Coast has a number of CX cabin crew, and there's a few pilot families located in the area as well, because of the easy convenient proximity to the airport.

    The Gold Coast apartment complex has its own airport bus for residents, and you might also be eligible for an airline industry discount card that's attached to your octopus card, which gives you discounts on all public transport here etc. You also get an airline industry reduced fare on the Gold Coast airport bus , providing you are a resident of the complex, which i assume you are. If you are not, just make friends with a GC resident and just buy the vouchers through them.

    Whether you can live comfortably or not, is entirely based on you, are you are frugal person, who saves money usually, or are you the type that spends most of your free time in bars, wasting money on drinks/clubs ?

    Considering that your housing is provided, and that you will be out of the country roughly 50% of the month, you should be able to easily save $10,000 per month without trying too hard. Also remember that the average salary in HK is about $10,000 per month, and locals don't typically, if at all, get housing provided by their employer. I'd be amazed if you couldn't live comfortably on $20,000 per month, with a level head.

    We also live in the area, and absolutely love it, and its no big deal to jump on a KMB bus into Central, for a night on the town every once and a while, when you feel the need.

    Last edited by Skyhook; 04-09-2008 at 06:18 PM.

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    define what comfortable means to you


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    Thanks alot Sky Hook.i just checked and the Flat name is Gold Coast Residence..so if u stated there is a shopping complex in this area so im sure i would be able to do all my shooping needs etc grocery,laundry all here right?thanks again for yr detailed info.this is helping me a lot.


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    Living comfortable for me is getting to 3 meals a day.and also have a little bit of fun at the bars maybe once or twice a month..and of course little bit of shopping..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pal
    Thanks alot Sky Hook.i just checked and the Flat name is Gold Coast Residence..so if u stated there is a shopping complex in this area so im sure i would be able to do all my shooping needs etc grocery,laundry all here right?thanks again for yr detailed info.this is helping me a lot.

    No worries PAL, glad we could help...

    Most of your main vital things are located in the Gold coast mall. things like a Supermarket, Dry Cleaners for your uniform, chemist, and a handful of restaurants and 3 bars, the basics are there.

    10 minutes bus ride on the K51 to Tuen Mun city Plaza, there are 1000's of shops in that complex, a brand new cinema, and a number of large name dept stores, like JUSCO...

    If you need to know where something is in the area, just ask here, or pm me, and I'll tell you where in the area you can find it.

    Welcome to the neighbourhood

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    Congratulations. Sound like you will be doing okay on that salary package. I think it is quite reasonable and you should be able to enjoy yourself in Hong Kong.


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    thanks again.will let u know if i need anything..


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    Hey Hk ...I just signed a cabin crew contract with Cathay and will move to gold coast in june...can u tell me if ur married how to bring my spouse along? they werent very clear during induction


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    Quote Originally Posted by stanley221080
    Hey Hk ...I just signed a cabin crew contract with Cathay and will move to gold coast in june...can u tell me if ur married how to bring my spouse along? they werent very clear during induction
    I really would suggest you ask this of your HR department, they should be best equipped to deal with such questions from their employees.

    If you wish to look it up, go to

    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Immigration Department

    Good luck.

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