View Poll Results: Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  • Planning to leave in 1-2 years

    65 33.85%
  • Planning to leave in 3-5 years

    40 20.83%
  • No plan at the moment

    65 33.85%
  • HK is my Home, will stay forever

    22 11.46%
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[Poll] Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  1. #1

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    [Poll] Stay or Leave Hong Kong

    Looking at recent threads, many long timers seem moving out or planning to move out soon.. There have been polls about rent/salary/saving rate etc but none about leaving HK, thought it would be interesting to know..

    As such HK is quite transient place with people moving and out all the time so in order to get some meaningful result, lets keep minimum criteria to qualify as long timer and be eligible to vote for this poll as 'Been in HK for at least 3 yrs' (better than HKROA)..


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    Can you add another option? We certainly plan to stay for a good 5 - 10 years plus, as our quality of life here is significantly better than it would be in London - due to tax, earning potential, cost of commuting and everything other than rent.

    But I wouldn't say we'd stay forever - HK wouldn't be somewhere we'd choose to retire or downscale for example, as the cost of living is high and the pace frenetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanieskis:
    We certainly plan to stay for a good 5 - 10 years plus
    Which in other words 'No plan at the moment' I thought about having one more option for over 5 years but then thought as with everything else in life, anything above 5 years is too vague and unpredictable..

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    I'm just waiting for my company to fire me for browsing expat forums all day and then I will pack up and go home. But it's been over 10 years now and they still don't fire me yet, still pay for my kids to go to the international school here, so I still stick around. I am getting tired of this place though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    I'm just waiting for my company to fire me for browsing expat forums all day and then I will pack up and go home. But it's been over 10 years now and they still don't fire me yet, still pay for my kids to go to the international school here, so I still stick around. I am getting tired of this place though.
    I bet you won't leave HK as long as Tax loans, Personal loans, HIBOR and Prime are available at cheap rates..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    I'm just waiting for my company to fire me for browsing expat forums all day and then I will pack up and go home. But it's been over 10 years now and they still don't fire me yet, still pay for my kids to go to the international school here, so I still stick around. I am getting tired of this place though.
    You post way too little - increase that ratio and you might get what you wish
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    Perhaps and Expat Debrief survey may be worth doing. So when people leave Geo can collate the various reasons


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    Looking at recent threads, many long timers seem moving out or planning to move out soon..
    A number of people we know, from Geo and our social circles have made their money, packed up and left over the last 3 years. Their moves seem to be timed with 1) getting residency sorted in the UK (home uni fees) or 2) made enough money in HK and kids leaving the nest / finding jobs.

    For us, HK is home, but to appreciate it we need to leave for a few months/year or so, which may be timed around winning a 30M+ Mark Six round. Hopefully tonight.

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    I have been saying "Another 2 years and I'm out" for 10 years now. No idea what I should vote.

    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Hopefully tonight.
    I don't think so, boyo
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    Were leaving next year-after 8 years in 852- with primary aged children to Singapore. So many families in my circles dont want to have their children grow up long term here, Singapore offers a much better quality of life all across the board.

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