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.
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.
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.
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:
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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:
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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:
Reviews of Schools in Hong Kong
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Hong Kong. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Hong Kong:
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- Hong Kong Academy in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong International School in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Quarry Bay School in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Yew Chung International in Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Qin Lin Wan School in Ningbo, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Academy in Sai Kung, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam and Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam and Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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.
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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.
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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:
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.
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