A toilet that doubles as a kitchen, typical in many subdivided flats inhabited by Hong Kong’s minimum wage earners struggling to stay above the poverty line. Photo: SCMP
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Opinion: Who drinks lattes in Hong Kong? Not the minimum wage earner

The Latte Index, like that hoary Big Mac Index, is a poor reflection of Hong Kong’s poverty and income gap.

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A toilet that doubles as a kitchen, typical in many subdivided flats inhabited by Hong Kong’s minimum wage earners struggling to stay above the poverty line. Photo: SCMP
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