Did you not read what i wrote? "A simple cotton dress".
If you think its my ignorance of the UK retail sector which leads me to consider 36 pounds expensive for a dress, then it is YOUR ignorance of the hk retail sector which leads you to consider 36 pounds cheap for a dress.
"however this is not Hong Kong and Topshop clothing prices fall in line with UK income very favourably" ---- what are you trying to say? that we earn a low income?
And, again, I guess you did not read what I had to say, but i said, "no offense" and yes i know that does not represent your person as a whole, but right now, as i stated, i DO have a thing aganst investment bankers and their behaviour because i have met many of them. so sorry, if that put you off, and i should not have put out a judgmental comment like that, but sometimes, i just do feel that way.
HK has on average a much smaller disposable income per head based on average salary p/y 20,832.00 USD or 11,398.07 GBP at current exchange rates this is in comparison to the UK where average salary is 24,376 GBP, so yes in comparison HK has a low income per head. Also what is expensive is a very subjective judgement and relies on where you bench mark your comparisons. UK is cheap compared to Norway, Hk is cheap compared to the UK, and Thailand is cheap compared to HK its all relative, however what I am saying is that £36 for a dress in the UK is cheap as in many non-high street outlets nice tee-shirts alone cost £50 upwards.