I had the chance to take part in some apartment hunting, and saw two suites in a new sky rise. The smaller was $1.3 million CAD, the larger $1.8 million CAD. Which pretty much means that I could never afford them, even if I won the lottery, but I still dream of living here one day. A cozy space with a nice view and modern trimmings. Mortgages go up to 30 years in Hong Kong. If you’re buying a place that hasn’t been built yet, you get to design the layout of your condo like a house.
Space is so expensive here that offices are often combined with bedrooms, unlike Canada where there’s a separate room for each (unless you’re a student). Furnishing a place would be much cheaper though, since empty areas get filled quickly. I imagine that it’s hard to be a pack rat when storage areas are at such a premium.