As a foreigner, the major hurdle to comfortable living in a foreign country is accommodation. If you are traveling for leisure, then you can stay in a luxurious hotel or inn. It will not be a major cost for you. But if you are going for work, study or long-term basis then renting an apartment is the best option. While traveling to Hong Kong on a long-term basis, you must look out for apartments for rent in Hong Kong for foreigners. This will help you save money in the long run!

Before we move on to the process of renting, here are some things that you must consider before enquiring about apartments for rent in Hong Kong.

  1. Set your budget and calculate how much you can afford. Usually monthly rental should be lower than 1/3 of your monthly income.
  2. Estimate the upfront amount and monthly costs you would incur. Especially you have to notice that in Hong Kong the initial cost for moving in is quite expensive. Usually it is 4~5months of rent amount. Also, usually monthly utility bills are not included in monthly rent. Usually tenants make contract with utility companies.Central property
  3. Choose the locality or areas where you want to live. Monthly rentals are different by different locations. If you live in a inconvenient area maybe rental is low but you have to consider the train fare to access to your school or working place because usually we commute by train in central areas close to prime locations and amenities.
  4. Decide about the size of the apartment and the number of rooms you want. Apartments for rent in Hong Kong are usually with small sizes.
  5. List out the most important amenities you are looking for in the apartment as well as the building. Fortunately, most of areas are with supermarket and drug stores near by train station to the central building.
  6. Look out for an agent and communicate your needs. Most of staffs in Hong Kong can speak English. They will help you find foreign friendly apartments.

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