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moving to HK in may

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    Expat2Be

    moving to HK in may

    Hello! I have recently been told that I have the option of moving to Hong Kong, from Chicago and have a few questions for those of you who have moved to Hong Kong.

    What are the good places to stay in Hong Kong? I hear that the price difference between locations is enormous and that most of the people in Hong Kong live in housing estates as they can't afford private housing.

    Can someone give me an idea of what I should expect when I start looking for housing in Hong Kong?


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    Qs: is it going to be company-sponsored acco and if yes, is there a budget ? Or will you pay your rent out of pocket ? We, the expat2be welcome desk at Geoexpat, can tailor our answers to your qs depending on your answer to these two qs

    By the way, welcome to HK in advance. Wherever you stay, you'll have fun.


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    2Be:

    -- Like all cities the range varies. However, I'd plan on a minimum US$800-1000 if you're single and mobile and upwards of US$2000 if you're married with kids and want to live in and around the main island.

    I'd recommend you do your research on http://www.gohome.com.hk and keep an open mind. A lot of the outlying islands and new territories are very accessible.

    -- Next. Use and abuse your HR department. They should be helping you narrow down choices. Use them for research purposes only .... my HR department put me up on Discovery Bay in my first year in HK and it was not really the choice I'd have made.

    By the way, email me .... I used to live in Chicago -- Downers Grove area and Downtown. Would be able to make some estate agent recommendations to you if you plan to live in Central.


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    Expat2Be

    Thanks for the feedback. I have put the question back to HR. If things progress I will have a lot more questions for you people.

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    Expat2Be

    Hello shri, We did get things sorted using the HR department and the websites you recommended.


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    Have a look at a website I found useful www.workinginhongkong.com

    lots of useful info for newcomers to HK


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    I cant get past the navigation on that site. He / She does have a lot of good links though.