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British expat survey 2014: “Rise of Far East”

Posted by | October 11, 2014 | living-in-hong-kong, moving-to-hong-kong, working-in-hong-kong

British expat survey 2014

British expat survey 2014

The global Quality of Life Index, carried out by Centre for Future Studies, examines British expatriate opinions and attitudes on lifestyle, employment and financial status. The Nat West sponsored 2014 report comments on “the rise of the Far East with China, Singapore and Hong Kong soaring up the league table.”

They note that “in 2013, the number of work visas issued in Hong Kong to UK citizens jumped 45 per cent to 3,907. This number marked a record high. British expats in Hong Kong are attracted by low taxes (74%), efficient public transport (58%) and the widespread use of English (92%). The downsides, however, are a shortage of international schools (34%), overcrowding (73%) and air pollution (94%).” No real surprises for anyone already resident!

Although HK only made it into 8th place, it has fared better in previous surveys by AT Kearney  (2014) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (2012).

Author: Marion Udall, Editor

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