Why did Hong Kong tumble down the global liveability ranking 2018?

In this year’s global liveability index survey published by ECA International, Hong Kong was ranked in 41st place – representing a drop of another 12 places since last year’s survey, and also the city-state’s lowest ranking in the past 10 years. Factors taken into consideration in the global liveability index survey include pollution, socio-political tensions, …

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Is elderly healthcare vouchers enough to provide seniors medical coverage?

Hong Kong is a frequent winner when it comes to life expectancy around the world. Recently, the city has topped the rank again in another Japanese government statistics, with 87.3 years for women and 81.2 for man. With improved medical treatment and advanced technology, it is expected that the figures will continue to climb, and …

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Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy: are you at risk?

Expats that come from cleaner parts of the world might notice that air pollution in Hong Kong affects their health in many ways. You might be experiencing skin problems, breathing problems or headaches and dizziness. These are the short term effects of air pollution exposure but are there any risks to pregnant women? Can such …

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The average annual growth of the cost of international medical insurance in Hong Kong

The cost of international medical insurance in Hong Kong rose since 2015. How do we know this? For the first time in Pacific Prime’s history of publishing our annual Cost of International Health Insurance reports, this year’s report includes a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) analysis of average premiums from 2015 to 2018. The CAGR …

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