Question: Is Hong Kong expat friendly?

Hong Kong is a fantastic destination for expats and their families, with wonderful food, a vibrant culture and so much opportunity. Just make sure you are well prepared, with a job offer secured, international health insurance prepared and an apartment ready to help you settle in quickly.

Where do expats live in HK?

Whilst some intrepid souls love living in the dark side of Kowloon, there are three key areas that expatriates tend to gravitate towards: the south side of the island including Stanley and Pokfulam; the Peak; and over to the New Territories, Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay. All of them have their pluses.

Is it safe to live in Hong Kong now 2020?

From 2020 onwards, Hong Kong is still a very safe place to live generally speaking, with overall crime on the decline from 2010 to 2018 with it only seeing a slight rise in 2019 and 2020.

What do I need to know about living in Hong Kong?

10 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Hong KongRent is Crazy Expensive. You Dont Have to Be Rich to Enjoy it. Tax is Among the Lowest in the World. The Summers are Humid Beyond Belief. When it Rains, it Really Pours. Public Transport is Super Cheap. There are Two Healthcare Systems. Theres an App for Everything.More items •10 Dec 2018

How long do you have to live somewhere to be a resident?

Many states require that residents spend at least 183 days or more in a state to claim they live there for income tax purposes. In other words, simply changing your drivers license and opening a bank account in another state isnt enough. Youll need to actually live there to claim residency come tax season.

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