Hong Kong (officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK) is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China and has over 7.4 million residents.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with a summer that is hot and humid, and mild winters. It has an impressive skyline, with 300+ towers that are taller than 150 metres, but there are also lots of green areas, together with beaches to the south and impressive hills to the north.
Culturally, Hong Kong is often described as a hybrid of east and west, where Chinese family values remain important alongside western ideals.
Income tax in Hong Kong is famously very low (between 2%-17%, depending on personal circumstances), and residents have a fairly generous annual tax-free allowance. Tax is all done on a personal tax return basis, and not pay-as-you-earn. When starting work, it is advisable to start saving tax somewhere so it is ready and waiting when the tax return is filled in, and the bill from the Hong Kong Inland Revenue is received.
Housing in Hong Kong is expensive but living off the island will generally give you more value for money. Hong Kong has a very good education system and a highly developed public transport network. It also boasts a great selection of restaurants and bars.