Hong Kong shares the title of the world's most expensive city with Zurich and Paris. Several major companies from different business sectors have their offices here, making it one of the rapidly growing economies. The city is so fast-paced that citizens often have to work twice as hard for a work-life balance. It’s a breathtaking blend of the East and West, where you’ll find ancient temples and remnants of a simpler life co-existing harmoniously with modern skyscrapers and glitzy lounges.
One main reason why Hong Kong has one of the highest costs of living out of the world’s cities is its population. With over seven million people living in just 1,106 square kilometers (427 sq miles), housing prices require individuals to opt for a loan or triple their earnings at the very least. Luckily, these prices don’t extend to its public transportation system, which is super affordable and efficient.