Hong Kong, world city
Hong Kong, meaning "perfume port", has a total population of 7 million. Of these, there are more than 25,000 French expatriates! Hong Kong being the 3rd largest financial center in the world, expatriates come in to boost their careers. In addition, foreign companies based in Hong Kong contribute 34% of GDP. That's why there are many young single business people wanting to enjoy the dynamic side of the city. However with a working pace of up to 90 hours a week, you have to find the time to enjoy the city.
Made up of a main island and 64 small islands, this city-state of Asia is composed of more than 5 million inhabitants. We can see that 40% of people are expatriates from all over the world. Singapore brings together a large number of cultures and nationalities. A very good air quality, an exemplary cleanliness of the city and an educational system that promotes English-Mandarin bilingualism make Singapore a good place to live. Its many parks and ponds make Singapore more pleasant to live. Those who want to expatriate with their families will choose more Singapore. As said in one of our previous articles, it can be very shiny during your stay in Singapore or to rain a lot! You must love the rain and changing of weather.
Cost of living and health
Singapore and Hong Kong are the two most expensive cities in the world. The standard of living is very high so life is expensive but the salary goes with it. To get an idea of the base price and compare the two:
On health issues, both work the same. The quality of healthcare is excellent, but bad news: the system does not answer all needs of expatriates. In addition the cost of treatment is very expensive ... A good international health insurance is necessary to live there as expatriates. First of all, to avoid high bills and secondly to ensure access to treatment quickly.
To conclude: it all depends on what you are looking for as a type of experience. Some will prefer the frantic pace of Hong Kong, others will choose the beauty of Singapore.
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