People line up to study rental prices of sub-divided flats outside an agency in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Nora Tam

Nearly half of Hong Kong flats rent for US$2,550 a month – 70 per cent of median household income

Monthly rents could jump 10 per cent this year, making affordable housing even scarcer

Topic |   Hong Kong property

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People line up to study rental prices of sub-divided flats outside an agency in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Nora Tam
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Pearl Liu

Pearl Liu

Based in Hong Kong, Pearl covers the property market in the city and China and follows major listed developers. She previously worked at The Straits Times and has also contributed stories to China Daily.

Joanna Lam

Joanna Lam

Joanna Lam covers consumer markets, companies and properties for the Post, where she has worked since 2017. Prior to her current role on the business desk, she worked at The Standard, Hong Kong Tatler and The Peak magazine. She has a degree in English language and communication from Cardiff University.