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Old 03-29-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The problem is, there are too many billionaires in Hong Kong. The income gap is ridiculously high, which implies that there are tons of poor residents who can't afford housing. An average Hong Kong resident doesn't earn a lot of money.
Yes I bet it would skew averages. Overall, though, I don't think of most HKers as being particularly poor, although there might be a significant underclass.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes I bet it would skew averages. Overall, though, I don't think of most HKers as being particularly poor, although there might be a significant underclass.
Living and working in HK is very stressful, which hurts the quality of life.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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Shopping, dim sum, BBQ take-aways, organised chaos, an MTR that puts the NYC subway to shame, teeming masses of Asian, surprisingly good sushi, shopping, more shopping.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Macao
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The problem is, there are too many billionaires in Hong Kong. The income gap is ridiculously high, which implies that there are tons of poor residents who can't afford housing. An average Hong Kong resident doesn't earn a lot of money.
There are a lot of cheap things there too...I was just visiting from Osaka, and I can buy food and beer and such for significantly cheaper than I can in Japan.

I think it's the housing that's an issue, not necessarily the costs of absolutely everything. Meaning, if a poor person has housing, they could probably live in HK.

Whereas in Tokyo, you'd be going way out towards Saitama somewhere far away from the city center.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Novy Jicin, Czech Republic
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Hong Kong? It sound like King Kong to me. Maybe a younger Chinese brother :-)
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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high living cost
tiny apartment
polluted air
too many people
everything is more expensive than here
narrow minded and rude local people

English is official language, good for foreigners
imported international food
all kind of restaurants as long as you have money
mountain and sea
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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The best way to experience Chinese culture because HK is first world, enormous skyline - worth the money to visit once.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:37 AM
 
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number 3 on least friendly city list

The World's Friendliest & Least Friendly Cities (PHOTOS)
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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It depends on where you are from.
For example, Pakistanis may not be very friendly to Americans but are friendly to Chinese, etc.
Chinese may not be friendly to Japanese, sometimes, but are more friendly to Russians.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Starbucks using the same tap water used for the toilet. Its a big news story in HK at the moment.

Sums up the whole city. Dripping air conditioner water too.
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