The population density in Hong Kong is extremely huge and this is why the city instead of growing sideways is growing upwards. The majority of Hong Kong’s population now lives in the skyscrapers and they are deserving of being called the Cage Homes in Hon Kong. Most of us have seen the pictures of those buildings but only a few of us really know as to what is hiding in the cage homes of Honk Kong.
Today we decided to let our readers know how the people live in Hong Kong and this will make you appreciate the spacious apartments and houses you live in.
These are the cage homes in Hong Kong.
The price of an average square meter in Hong Kong is about 287550 dollars. In comparison, the price of a square meter in Moscow is about 3250 dollars. That is the reason there is social inequality in Hong Kong and one of these cage homes in Hong Kong can have several of the apartments for people that have different income levels.
In general, there are normally 4 different types of apartments in these cage homes in Hong Kong.
1. Dorms for the poor population
Almost more than 20 percent of Hong Kong’s total population, which is about 1.5 million people, they live well below the normal poverty line. These dorms in the cage homes of Hong Kong are there only living source. These dorms are actually 20 cages-like rooms each of which has a dimension of 70 by 24 inches. The poor populace has to live in these cages along with their belongings. Living in these cages is still very costly for them as it costs about 200 dollars per month on average.
2. Communal flats where the lower-class people live
For the lower class people, there are special apartments in these cage homes in Hong Kong. These communal apartments have one common toilet and one kitchen. Each apartment has 5 to 6 tiny rooms where a person can only fit one bed and a small table. If someone finds a room with closet space, then he is a lucky fellow because others normally have to hang their belongings on the walls. This room has an average rent of 500 dollars per month.
3. Tiny apartments for the young folk
To live life independently in Hong Kong is a very difficult thing due to the rent of apartments costing a whole lot of money. A flat with only 1 bedroom in these cage homes in honk Kong located in the suburbs comes with a monthly rent of almost 1650 dollars while the average salary of men is about 2500 dollars whereas of women, it is about 1900 dollars. This is why young folk only rent tiny rooms where it is often very hard to move. Most of these apartments also lack the space for a kitchen.
4. Apartments for middle-class people
Now the so-called wealthy people in Hong Kong, who have apparently struck it gold at work can now rent or sometimes own their own apartments that have the bathroom and kitchen right inside these cage homes in Hong Kong. Still, these apartments are really small and only 4 to 5 people can barely squeeze themselves in them. The area of these middle-class apartments is about 215 to 270 square feet.
Often the family members do not have their individual bedrooms. This is the reason; some Hong Kong families get creative by adding futuristic beds as well as other types of stuff to serve for extra rooms.