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Relocate to Hong Kong

Key Facts


Official Name: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Capital: Victoria
Continent: Asia
Population: 7.401 Million
Official Languages: English, Chinese
Religions followed: Confucianism, Taoism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Mormonism, Orthodox Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism
Currency: Hong Kong dollar
Time Zone: GMT+8
Country Tel Code: +852

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Living in Hong Kong

The place where "East meets West", Hong Kong has its roots spurring from the Chinese civilization. This was later infused with some British civilization as they were ruled by the British for a while. Hong Kong is densely populated.

There are always new buildings coming up in Hong Kong. The demand, as well as the supply for real estate, is rather high. You should keep in mind that Hong Kong is rated the third most expensive city in Asia.

Politics in Hong Kong

This city follows a multi-party system. The Chief Executive is the head of the special administrative region and of the government. Only the Executive power lies with the government.

The British ruled them for more than a hundred and fifty years. After this, the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred to China (PRC). Followed by this, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the PRC which in turn gives Hong Kong high autonomy in all matters excluding matters of foreign affairs and defense.

Economy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong virtually has no debts with any countries.

Inclusive with an efficient banking system, an iron like legal system, there is almost virtually no wiggle room for corruption.

Hong Kong has the highest measure of economic freedom in the world according to Index of Economic Freedom.

It also has sufficient foreign exchange reserves, stringent anti-corruption measures and is closely tied to mainland China, allowing it to be flexible under dynamic circumstances. Hong Kong is the second highest ranked Asian government according to the World Economic Forum's Network Readiness Index.

Buying or Renting Property in Hong Kong

It is possible for expats to buy and rent property in Hong Kong. However, according to a law which was passed in 2012, foreign nationals who do not possess a permanent resident's card have to pay 15% stamp duty as taxes.

In Hong Kong it makes more sense to buy property rather than rent it because that gives you an advantage of low-interest rates.

Also, the rents are quite expensive.

The city allows unfettered ownership of property whether you're an individual or a corporation as long as there are no legal failings.

Schools in Hong Kong

There are three main types of schools in Hong Kong. Government schools, which are owned and piloted by the government itself.

Aided schools, which are subsidized by the government but are run by voluntary bodies, both of these types of schools follow the curriculum bestowed by the government and provide primary and secondary education free of cost.

Finally, there are private schools, some of which are aided by the government. The schools here offer a wide range of curriculum aligned with countries like the UK, US, Canada etc.

Weather in Hong Kong

The climate is subtropical for half of the year and pleasantly mild through the other half.

The weather is cheerful and idyllic throughout the year.

However, in between the months of May and November, there are cyclones of a tropical nature and thunderstorms which are rather tempesting in nature.

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Writer Relocations has partnerships with moving companies in Hong Kong. Call Us @022-334-91787 or request a quote.

You may also want to check out the Case Studies on International Relocation, along with the FAQs, and Moving Tools & Tips that we have put together for the best moving and packing experience.

Do read our Blog for tips and articles on how to make your moving experience smoother.

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