it's really more of a daydream at this point, but after my nephew's born in august and my lease expires in september, I've been thinking about getting out of dodge. I'm sick and tired of living in the North East... well, mostly, I'm sick and tired of winter. lol.
anyone have any suggestions on the best place to start?
I'm thinking hong kong because my company has an office there -- looks like it's in/near Sai Wan, according to google maps -- and my position is such that I could work from any of our offices. since I'd be the one asking to move, though, I wouldn't exactly be in a position to ask for compensation for moving expenses or a cost of living wage increase...
how much USD/month do you think would be the base for a single, child-free guy living in Hong Kong?
I'm comfortable cooking my own food (don't know what local food is like in HK, but in the US, I subside mostly on sandwiches, salads, chicken, and rice/pasta). I'm likewise not super big into clubbing, though I'd have to make new friends somehow
also, where's the best place to start trying to find an apartment? I've been looking a bit on craigslist, but it's hard to judge how close they are without knowing where different neighborhoods are. I wouldn't mind commuting 30-45 minutes, but being in biking distance is really my ideal (~3 miles); I worked in NYC for 4 years, though, so mass transportation is no problem. not having to pay for car upkeep / insurance is a linchpin in my plan, though.
I've been living in a 700 sq-ft 1-bedroom and would like to not go much smaller than that (though natch, I'd have a lot less stuff than I have now since I'd be leaving all my furniture behind if I can find a furnished place, and I'd probably trade my dual-monitor desktop PC in for a laptop)