I've just stepped up my efforts to find employment in HK as a management consultant. Each recruiter I've spoken with has asked me about compensation and benefits expectations. (Typically they are representing large MNC, or large counslting firms with offices through the APAC region). I'm aware that most employers would prefer a local hire (I'm in the US) and want to avoid fully loaded expat packages. My probelm is I'm not sure how to answer the recruiters' questions without sounding greedy and turning them off. I can't afford to absorb the cost of living, housing increase and education expenses (I have 3 young kids) myself, but am willing to share the burden. Can anyone give me a sense of what employers are willing to negotiate today? My housing expenses today are approx $2000 (US) per month, so I think I can get by on the same in HK, but definitely can't afford $20K+ education expesnes. I know these are very broad questions, but any advice our resources will be greatly appreciated.