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    As Singapore Rents Soar, Expats in Hong Kong Bag Bargains
    Singapore rental gains partly driven by Hong Kong residents
    HK prime rents fell in second quarter, first drop in two years
    Condominiums near Orchard Road in Singapore.
    Condominiums near Orchard Road in Singapore.Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg
    ByNurin Sofia and Shawna Kwan+Follow
    2022年10月29日 上午8:00 [GMT+8]
    The rental markets of rival Asian financial hubs Hong Kong and Singapore have run into a pronounced reversal of fortunes.

    Rents of prime accommodation in Singapore, typically favored by expatriates, have surged to the highest in over a decade, closing the gap with notoriously costly Hong Kong. The city-state is set for further gains as the country reopens and foreigners flood the market, including Hong Kong residents who have left due to the city’s crackdown on Covid-19 and civil liberties.

    Hong Kong’s prime rents fell for the first time in two years as the mass exodus left landlords struggling to find tenants. Rentals dipped 2.1% in the second quarter compared with a year ago, underscoring the effect of prolonged border closures on expats, who have been the major source of rental demand in Hong Kong, according to a Knight Frank report.

    Cities Diverge

    Singapore prime rents surged as expats returned, Hong Kong demand fell

    Source: Knight Frank Research
    Hong Kong’s rents are an outlier among global cities. From New York to London, rents have jumped on a tight supply, while higher mortgage rates have strained affordability, making it more difficult for renters to move into home ownership.

    These factors, coupled with the influx of expats and wealthy immigrants, sent rents in Singapore soaring almost 31% in September compared to a year ago, according to data from real estate portals and SRX.

    Still, while rents are falling in Hong Kong, it remains the world’s most expensive city for expats.

    A fully furnished two-bedroom 1000-square-foot (93 square meters) apartment in Orchard, Singapore is leased at about $5,600 a month, PropertyGuru data show. In Mid Levels, Hong Kong, a similar property goes for $7,500 a month, according to real estate platform Spacious.