If a company posting to Asia is on the cards, be forewarned, rental accommodation in the region's major cities is among the world's most expensive.
Despite a recent softening in rental prices, Hong Kong remains the priciest location to lease a three-bedroom apartment globally, according to a ranking published by human resources consultancy ECA International on Thursday.
An unfurnished three-bedroom apartment in a sought-after area averages US$11,440 per month - a one percent decline from last year but double that of Singapore where an equivalent property would cost around $5,630 per month.
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With a high population density and a constrained property supply, average rents in the territory have long been above other high-profile cities.