Walk through the most densely populated metropolis
• Walk through the most densely populated metropolis
People at home, then the crowded subway and people again, changing houses, houses, houses ... Infinity verticals receding over the horizon, rises out of the morning haze and affects its size weary traveler after an overnight flight. So I met Hong Kong for the first time a few years ago, it was one of the strongest impressions of the city. Nowhere else have I seen so many people and homes.
Nevertheless, Hong Kong, located in the three major islands, built up by only one-third. 2/3 of the area - it's mountains and forests. But in the city it is not noticeable. Hong Kong is the most populous metropolis in the world among developed countries, home to more than 26,000 people per 1 square. km. populated area!
Mid-rise residential buildings of 20-30 floors, including new homes a lot, even more than 40 floors. The cost of renting housing for foreigners is one of the highest in the world.
The average cost of rent 2, 3 (!) Room apartment with total area of 20-30 square meters. m. (!!) outside the center is $ 2000- $ 3000 per month. In the center - $ 3000-4000.
The demand for housing and its cost is increasing also due to the Chinese, who are investing in real estate in Hong Kong.
If you want to buy an apartment in Hong Kong, be prepared to shell out $ 10 000 per 1 sq. m., and the center is $ 15000- $ 18000 / sq. m. in the center of the city.
New home-candle is very interesting to displace the old. Although even in the center of the city are preserved very interesting building among modern skyscrapers.
Hong Kong takes 13th place in the world for the cost of living.
The upper floors are more expensive, as there is little opportunity to expand the boundaries of the apartment to the roof to dry clothes or to equip the veranda:
The average salary in Hong Kong is about 2-3.5 thousand. Dollars. More than half of income - it is rental housing. Communal costs at the same time - a relatively moderate amount - $ 50-100. More than 45% gongkongtsev reside in t. N. social homes. Rental price is 2-3 times lower costs are subsidized from the budget for low-income families.
The door is open, to create at least some movement of air. On the street 30, air-conditioning is not as much as it may seem at first glance. The front door - is the lattice:
Local people say that in the 90's there were no bars on the windows or on doors. Everyone knew each other and talked, but with the arrival of the Chinese in Hong Kong with the mainland appeared theft and robbery. Although in general the city is very safe.
Patio typical social house:
The density of the population of Kowloon, one of the most densely populated areas of the city, is 79 000 persons per 1 sq. km. In this case, the environmental situation in the city is one of the most exemplary among cities of comparable level.
These pictures are no people, there is little to be seen of the sky and horizon. It is this feeling develops, walking around the city at the bottom. Endless House and the atmosphere of the walls, which puts pressure on all sides. This is one of the parties in Hong Kong, which surprises with its versatility, flash realities, replacing one another. Day and night. In general, a wonderful city!