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

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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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Hong Kong has been hit by almost six straight months of protests. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts

  • City to beat Bangkok to top spot for tourists again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says
  • Firm forecasts foreign arrivals to the city will drop 8.7 per cent to 26.71 million
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong has been hit by almost six straight months of protests. Photo: EPA
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