Sunday, April 9, 2017
Living standard via place to live, dead or alive
It is the season to go to the cemetery to pay respect to our past away ancestors.
In Hong Kong, most have cemetery plots for one year only unless you're rich. Most cemetery plots are lined up in the hills. Most people just cremate. Common folks in the US have permanent plots.
It is the same for living space in Hong Kong. An apartment of 500 square feet costs about half a million. Many spend half of their incomes on mortgage.
Comparing average incomes does not make sense. It has to adjust to living standard. We are in heaven in the US and we do not know about it until we compare real living standard.