Many poor people in Hong Kong live in tiny homes. Some homes are smaller than prison cells. The average space was 4.6 square meters per person. This is half the size of a car parking space. The average size of a prison cell is 50 per cent bigger than the size of the homes. Many Hong Kong families live in very small homes.
Hong Kong has some of the world's most expensive homes. People must save for 18 years to buy a place. People are unhappy. One person said it was "unacceptable and inhumane" that homes are smaller than prison cells in a rich city like Hong Kong. Another person said her toilet is so small that she has to sit sideways.