When American business people think about moving abroad for opportunity, they usually think about moving to Asia. That is, after all, where the action is. However, those cities that are most welcoming to English speakers are also sometimes the most expensive. Hong Kong and Singapore top the world’s lists for pricy digs.

I went for a drive around HK today with my brother-in-law, and got to see first-hand what what kinds of places millions of people are getting for their hard-earned money.

America, it turns out, can be downright cheap. If you’re willing to live in the smaller but wonderful cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or Austin, you can find reasonably priced housing as well as vibrant tech scenes. You can’t say the same for Asia’s premier cities.

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  • dvhwgumby

    If you compare like to like it’s not such a big deal. E.g. Pune is a lot cheaper than Mumbai.