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Moving to Hong Kong on a budget

Author: Betty White
by Betty White
Posted: Jul 23, 2019
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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China - Hong Kong, for short - has a population of 7.4 million. It is a beautiful city which has a lot to offer to its residents and tourists too. Moving to Hong Kong is a big step and a huge change in life. Also, it could be very, very expensive, unfortunately. If you have a tight budget, do not panic and do not cancel your relocation. Just make another moving plan.

There are some tips and tricks to move on a budget, and with the right guide, your relocation will be stress-free. As soon as you decide to move, start planning and preparing. Getting done all documents, packing, saying goodbye to friends and family, etc. If you have a good reason to move there, a job, being with your family, spending a gap year there, temporary or permanent move, preparation is a must in any case.

Affordable movers for moving to Hong Kong

Moving from the USA, or Europe or from another country in Asia to Hong Kong will cost. But, you should make a plan on how not to spend a fortune on move. The first step is to find a reliable and affordable moving company to handle your move to Hong Kong. One of these companies is Relosmart Movers Hong Kong. Beware when hiring a moving company, especially when it is a long-distance move.

If the service is too cheap, check them twice. If something is too perfect to be true, then it is probably not. If the relocation service is too expensive or too cheap, something is wrong (pay attention to a deposit too).

Flight to Hong Kong

If you are taking a flight to Hong Kong, try to find affordable tickets. Finding a cheap flight to Hong Kong is possible if you book your trip early (first-minute) and search for cheaper air companies. It is another way to cut your moving costs and to stick to the moving budget.

Tips for moving on a budget

There are so many ways to move to Hong Kong on a budget, you just need to explore them. Saving money on transportation to Hong Kong is highly recommended together with searching the assistance for your household relocation. It is possible to have both. A professional moving company and cheap move. Here is how.

Declutter your home

Maybe this first step sound ridicules, but actually, it will save you money on transportation. How? By decluttering and cleaning your home before packing, you will get rid of some items (maybe a half). Our transportation costs depend on the size and weight too (besides distance, but the distance you cannot change). Your apartment in Hong Kong won’t be big, so do move all the furniture and all of your clothing. You can sell it and earn money.

Off-season move

If you are able to choose a date of relocation, relocate to Hong Kong off-season. This will save you a lot of money because moving companies may charge you less and you are more likely to hire a company you want. Also, try to avoid the end of the month and weekends.

Collect free packing material

Do not buy moving boxes, unless you need new and firm boxes for fragile items. Most moving boxes can be found in supermarkets, local store, restaurants, etc. Newspapers can be used for wrapping fragile items and for filling the boxes. A material you should buy is an air bubble foil and a tape to close and secure moving boxes.

Rent a temporary accommodation

Before moving, try to find temporary accommodation in Hong Kong because it is cheaper than being in a hotel. When moving to Hong Kong, or anywhere else, finding a home before, is a huge advantage. Even if it is not a perfect home, for the first 2-3 weeks it is better to have some home than being in a hotel.

Finding a roommate

It is much cheaper to have a roommate(s.) Rent can be very, very expensive, and having a roommate will give you a little bit larger apartment and lower rent (per person). There are many expats websites where you will find someone from your home country. If you are moving alone, it is a perfect option for affordable living in Hong Kong.

Costs of living in Hong Kong
  • The biggest cost you will have after moving to Hong Kong is housing. Monthly rent for one small bedroom apartment in the city center is at least $3,000. And a square meter to buy in the center of Hong Kong is between $25,000 and $40,000.
  • The average price for basic utilities (electricity, water, heating, cooling, and garbage) is $210 plus 25$ for the internet.
  • Monthly pass for public transportation is about 65$.
  • The average net salary after taxes is $2,400 per month.

Finding a place to live in Hong Kong is hard and expensive, so looking for a roommate can save you.

Yes, living in Hong Kong is a little bit expensive, but it has a lot to offer. From job opportunities to history and natural beauties. So, it is important to have an affordable move to Hong Kong because you will have more money after the moving process and adjusting to a new lifestyle. China has a rich history, amazing food, architecture, inventions, and Hong Kong is a huge part of it.

About the Author

My name is Betty and I have been writing expert articles in relation to the moving industry for the last couple of years. Besides this specific area, I am also experienced in other spheres pertaining to the concept of relocation.

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