Our Apartment in Mongkok, Hong Kong (2017)
People “back home” are always curious about where we live, so here are some photos of our Hong Kong apartment. Rent in Hong Kong is ridiculous, especially after you’ve been living in China for 15 years! We pay $13,000HK ($1650US) for about 310 square feet of living space–which is smaller than some of the guest-rooms we get to sleep in when visiting the US!
I’ll take photos from my blog, and say a little more in captions, but to make a long story short this was the 28th apartment we looked at, after our previous landlord raised the rent from 14,000 to 15,500 in Aug 2017. (We’d looked at about 30 apartments to find the old place too.) The new place is in the perfect location, just two blocks from the office; it has a nice kitchen and bathroom, along with two new air conditioners; we didn’t have to do anything but buy and add furniture – unlike “no. 24” (we had made an unsuccessful offer on #24), which would have needed us to install a kitchen and other things (at our expense). “No. 28” is smaller than our previous apartment (we are downsizing from 380 sq ft to 310), but it is also cheaper than staying put, which will save us enough in six months to pay for the furniture.