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Expat Guide to Living in Hong Kong

Whether you're already living in Hong Kong or preparing to move to Hong Kong, our Expat Guide to Living in Hong Kong offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Hong Kong. For answers to specific questions, visit our Hong Kong Forum to talk with expats in Hong Kong.

10 Best Places to Teach Abroad

Anne Keeling highlights the 10 most popular cities for teaching overseas. From Dubai to Bangkok, Doha to Shanghai.

10 Tips for Living in Hong Kong

Despite the crowds and high cost of living, Hong Kong lures expats from around the globe. Members in Hong Kong offer advice about where to live, international schools, meeting others in Hong Kong and more.

Estate Taxes for Hong Kong Residents: Dying Can be an Expensive Business

Despite the abolition of the estate duty in Hong Kong, many residents of Hong Kong are subject to estate duties or inheritance taxes by other countries, where they have investments or are domiciled.

Tips on Employing Domestic Helpers in Asia

Your feelings about hiring domestic help while living in Asia will range from guilt about having someone ironing your underwear to being deprived of the love and attention of your children. Many Southeast Asian countries show high figures of unemployment and you may not just feel privileged to have maids, but may even feel morally obligated to give work to these people.

More Culture Shock Reports for Hong Kong

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Hong Kong handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Hong Kong:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Hong Kong Reports

What are people's priorities in Hong Kong - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Hong Kong:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Hong Kong Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Hong Kong? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Hong Kong? Below are some of the responses from expats in Hong Kong:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Hong Kong. If you are already living in Hong Kong, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Hong Kong by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Hong Kong Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Hong Kong? Below are some of the reports from expats in Hong Kong:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Hong Kong? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Hong Kong? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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