Hong Kong Is So Expensive a Single Parking Spot Sets New Property World Record

The Ultima complex in Hong Kong is the most expensive place to park your car 7 photos
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It’s no secret that Hong Kong is one of the most expensive places to live, so it should probably come as no surprise that it’s just as expensive to park your car there. That’s probably what one couple was betting on when they bought and recently resold a parking spot.
Though measuring only 16.4 feet by 8.2 feet, the tiny cemented surface brought the couple double the amount they paid for when they bought it 9 months ago, the South China Morning Post reports. Speaking in concrete numbers, the spot went on sale for $430,000 and was just resold for $760,000, setting a new world record.

If you do the math, you will find that the spot was valued roughly at $5,600 per square foot, which is 3 times the average per square foot of a residential property in Hong Kong. However, considering that it’s located at the Sun Hung Kai Properties’ Ultima apartment complex in the Kowloon district, its price tag, though still exorbitant, makes a bit more sense, as Sandia Lau, director at Centaline Property Agency, explains for The Post.

The development is in a luxury residential area. The residents have a lot of cash and simply do not care about a few million dollars when a flat there costs about $12.7 million (HK$100 million),” Lau says. “Their convenience is more important.”

That is to say, the people who can afford to buy an apartment there are so loaded that dropping a few more hundreds of thousands of dollars on a parking spot is probably like grocery shopping to them. An agent familiar with the deal says that residents prefer high-end sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborghini, so they naturally want to have them parked safely near their home. The couple who just sold the parking spot had an Audi sedan on it.

The Ultima complex is one of the most expensive places in the world to live and / or park a car. It has 370 car spaces and 527 residential units, which is just one of the factors that drove prices for parking spaces to skyrocket.
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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