Hong Kong: 44th Best for Expats
The latest Expat Insider survey has ranked Hong Kong the 44th top destination for expats— a fall of 18 places from last year. Taiwan topped the list. The survey, published by expatriate networking website InterNations, polled 14,300 expats across 191 countries. With the average expat working 48.5 hours a week, the city ranked 59th for work-life balance, but earned 24th place for job satisfaction. 72 percent of expats view the cost of living negatively, compared to 61 percent last year— Hong Kong was ranked second in the 2015 Cost of Living Rankings by human resources firm Mercer. The city also fell from 37th last year to 48th in terms of “Ease of Settling In.” When the survey was first conducted two years ago, Hong Kong was ranked 10th. Our take: If you’ve still got a housing allowance, why are you complaining?