Hong Kong is made up of over 200 outlying islands. The main island, the ‘Central Business District‘ has been home to many expatriates looking to live very close to their place of work, however space is limited and very expensive.
Expats In Hong Kong Commute Further
However, expats in Hong Kong have started to commute further and move to surrounding islands where the cost of living is greatly reduced and living space is greating increased. At Career Intelligence we spoke to a number of Senior Executive Expatriates living and working in Hong Kong whilst conducting research for our expatriate relocation guide, the ‘Essential Relocation Information’ guide.
What we discovered was that whilst a select few had moved to the main island many had ventured to the surrounding islands and submerged themselves into the local culture and way of life. Not only did they find that their quality of life was greatly improved, but the sacrifices they had to make commuting to work were very small. In fact a boat trip to the main island rarely takes longer than 20 minutes during the rush hours.
You can read more about expatriate life in Hong Kong in our free ‘Essential Relocation Information‘ guide here.
The Telegraph have also covered this issue, looking more at the cost of office space, on their website here.
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