Working in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a safe, lively and vibrant city in which to live and work.

The public transport is excellent: extensive and very cost effective. Both school campuses are easily accessible by very reasonably priced and frequent public transport links. Car ownership is not considered a necessity, except by those parents who support their children's frantic social lives!

Kellett School teacher salaries are amongst the most generous offered by independent schools in Hong Kong. Personal taxation is low; currently the maximum is 17% of income. Accommodation expenses can be offset against tax, often reducing tax liability to as little as 8%.

Cost of living expenses, especially accommodation, is higher than in the UK (probably on an equivalent to central London). Accommodation is usually in small flats within high-rise complexes. Some new staff decide to share, significantly reducing their rental outgoings.

Employees are required to contribute a percentage of salary to The HKSAR Government Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF). This is invested and repaid to expatriates, plus/minus losses, on leaving Hong Kong permanently.

Working in Hong Kong will give you access to incredible travel opportunities, excellent social and recreational facilities and a diverse arts scene.

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