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What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

Everyone lives in apartments. There are pros and cons, we have a lovely view but are somewhat isolated. Those in town are close to shops, restaurants etc but suffer parking issues and NOISE. Millions of people live cheek to jowl, it's not always pretty. - Sep 26, 2017
Everyone lives in an apartment. They are relatively small, but fairly modern. Most have terrific views of the bay. I am the furthest from the consulate and my commute time is about 15 minutes (25 when traffic is bad). That's for 2.7 miles! - Jul 8, 2009