When houses are the size of parking spaces.
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Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market on Earth for eight years in a row, and the price per square foot seems to be only going up. The inflated prices are forcing Hongkongers to squeeze into unconventionally small spaces that can affect their quality of life.
Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are living in spaces that range from 75 to 140 square feet. To put that in perspective, the average parking space in the US is about 150 square feet. And in the most extreme cases, Hongkongers have resorted to homes the size of a coffin.
I spent some time exploring the living situation in Hong Kong to find out why housing has become so expensive and spaces so tight.
To understand how Hong Kong’s housing market turned out this way and see how it’s affecting people’s lives, watch the final episode of Borders Hong Kong.
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The housing price will probably never go down. The free market will always keep the pricing up for better investments. It’s not about space or overpopulation, unless the government step in and bring down the housing price there is no way the housing price in Hong Kong or anywhere in the world will go down.
Damn, I lived in a 1 x 2.5 mts room for 3 years (obvs kitchen and bathroom shared with other people) and it was a freaking nightmare 80% of the time, but damn, at least I had a tiny window from where I could watch a couple of trees and some air entered. I can't imagine what living in one of those coffins is. Really a sad situation
First of all, if yu tried paying 267 us dollars a month on rent in any big city, thats all yu would get. Secondly free more beautiful land to get wiped out and turned into cities thats constantly kill our planet??? 🤔 interesting
All your jargon comes down to deforestation so more people can fill a space breed and repeat, this is short sighted and foolish. Innovating space usage of the living spaces we have and using population control will be the most sustainable path to any economy’s future and long term prosperity.Your path will destroy the world and turn proud economy’s into the Ozymandias of tomorrow!
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Houses/dorms/apartments like this are everywhere in Asia it’s not only Hong Kong they might not be cage homes but they are like this I mean kpop idols can live with up to 10 members in a little bit bigger dorms. It’s also really popular in Hong Kong where they are running outta room for everyone
And the Chinese are buying apartments in Hong Kong to store cash. They got it through corruption so they can't save it through their banks, so they buy apartments here in Hong Kong where the Chinese government can't catch them just to store cash
What I have observed that in Hong Kong government owns all the land and they sell it out to real estate agencies to build the infrastructure. Government in return gets lot of revenue out of the bidding and leases. The taxes rates are quite low coz govt don't impose high taxes on citizens to earn revenue as they are getting it thru land. But in India, lands rates are high as well as the taxes rates. Atleast in Hong Kong you don't have to pay high taxes that's why they topped in economic index. In India both the things are high, buying the land and paying the taxes.
This while 50% of housing in china is unoccupied that is around 5 million flats, just not occupied. Why not accommodate hong kong into main land china? De congest please. Don't forget to give me one flat in Shanghai. 🤗
True giving the land out would help but for how long... To what price to the environment... And to what end.. to avoid cramped living for 200years when everybody has had more kids ... In the end islands are just looking at the problem we will all face one day... The earth isn't growing... Our population is... Time to look to the stars....
the gov should take a chunk of land build tiny homes for the people never to lease to another org. a tiny home needs a toilet, bed, food storage and prep, and a place for tv and charging phones laptops extra all powered by renewable energy sources. you can pile all this in a tiny yet open area... they wouldn't need to tax em just lease/rent them to the people... in turn freeing up area for more business opportunities therefore making more money...
Hmm... weird how like all the most unaffordable cities are leftist/socialist... Not a single republican majority city on there that doesn't impose regulations on who can build what where.. probably just a coincidence.
Im a student , i studied a little far from my home . Its take about 30 minutes inc waiting for the bus and train . Everyday i will do the same thing . My dad said to take room that near my campus . But i cant 😭 i dont like to share bathroom , bedroom , kitchen . I said if want me to rent room . Let me got room , and has the toilet inside , and i will . But it little bit expensive 😭 me such a nice daughter , i will travel everday home to campus for 2 years and half 😂💪 (sorry if my english is bad)
This is just terrible! I thought I had it bad in Japan, but at least I had my own bathroom! There should be a UN law on Humanity regarding the living conditions governments force upon people. 7 billion people shoulder to shoulder can fit New York City. Plenty of room out there in the world!
One of my friends is from hong kong and she told me about this, she lived like this, and the way she described it it seemed much bigger than the footage here. I couldn’t imagine her living like this, but she did, for many years, it’s truly horrible.
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