A new survey has ranked Hong Kong 52nd out of 82 cities globally where expats would like to live. Photo: K.Y. ChengA new survey has ranked Hong Kong 52nd out of 82 cities globally where expats would like to live. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A new survey has ranked Hong Kong 52nd out of 82 cities globally where expats would like to live. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A tale of 82 cities: survey shows expats fell out of love with Hong Kong long before violent anti-government protests hit

  • Expensive housing, high cost of living, long working hours and dirty streets all combine to drop city to 52nd on global list
  • Taipei ranks highest in new study, with Singapore and Shanghai both doing better in study conducted before civil unrest started

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
A new survey has ranked Hong Kong 52nd out of 82 cities globally where expats would like to live. Photo: K.Y. ChengA new survey has ranked Hong Kong 52nd out of 82 cities globally where expats would like to live. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A new survey has ranked Hong Kong 52nd out of 82 cities globally where expats would like to live. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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