|Hong Kong has lots of tiny match box-sized homes beyond the reach of many|
But now the landlord had increased the rent to HK$10,000 which is beyond her budget so she and her furry friends have to move.
But they are limited by their salaries in terms of earning potential so how can they catch up with runaway real estate prices?
Unless they won the Mark 6 or suddenly inherited millions of dollars, it's near impossible for average people -- considered on the low-end of the middle-class scale -- to afford a place to live.
Having a place to live has always been the biggest issue of living in Hong Kong -- back then flats were considered expensive and looking back now they were a bargain. But who had that much money then?
It's harder now with Hong Kongers competing with mainlanders for flats, though the latter thankfully are more interested in luxury apartments. Some critics believe a bubble has been forming in the property sector for years and now it's time to pop.
But will it? Everyone needs a place to live...