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Who is leaving HK, Anecdotal Evidence - Part 2

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    Only 42%?

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    HK has always been a place everyone wants to make as much money as they can before leaving and retiring somewhere because of the cost and the quality of life. So without comparing with surveys did before 2018 its not really that informative.


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    Quote Originally Posted by freeier:
    HK has always been a place everyone wants to make as much money as they can before leaving and retiring somewhere because of the cost and the quality of life. So without comparing with surveys did before 2018 its not really that informative.
    The situation is way worse now. With Covid and the city leaders’ turning away from the international community, everyone expats and locals that I know is looking for a way out. My expat friends are willing to take 30-40% pay cuts just to checkout of this place.
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    I left on October 1st. I'm glad I did.

    Unfortunately, I'll have to keep coming back to HK over the years but I'm hoping not for a few months and when quarantine rules have relaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeier:
    HK has always been a place everyone wants to make as much money as they can before leaving and retiring somewhere because of the cost and the quality of life. So without comparing with surveys did before 2018 its not really that informative.
    Does that apply to locals? The survey was not just expats was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Does that apply to locals? The survey was not just expats was it?
    it was predominantly locals
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeier:
    HK has always been a place everyone wants to make as much money as they can before leaving and retiring somewhere because of the cost and the quality of life. So without comparing with surveys did before 2018 its not really that informative.
    It seems you live in some kind of bubble. Ask any local school if their numbers are the same as 2018, heck ask any local community because everyone knows people now who have emigrated. Scenes like the huge lines at the BA check in gates, and the check-in line lady saying "everyone wants to leave HK nowadays" simply did not happen pre-NSL in HK. Also, as opposed to expats ,locals are not leaving because of the crazy quarantine rules, but because of NSL and the CCP takeover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsh:
    I left on October 1st. I'm glad I did.

    Unfortunately, I'll have to keep coming back to HK over the years but I'm hoping not for a few months and when quarantine rules have relaxed.
    oh dear, it seems like this forum is being taken over by ex-hkers
    geoexpat is becoming a requiem for hong kong
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothwc:
    oh dear, it seems like this forum is being taken over by ex-hkers
    geoexpat is becoming a requiem for hong kong
    That has been going on for a long time (posted from the Philippines )
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