My employer would like me to relocate to HK from the UK, and has asked me to find out what would be typical/reasonable.
Research is throwing up a wide range of examples, none of which really map to me. I know this is almost 'an impossible question' but I'd really appreciate any feedback or guidance appropriate to my situation.
The role is Technical Product Manager for an HK based seed-funded startup.
My current UK salary is £6500 ≈ US$8500
No dependents, just me.
Part of the role will include regular travel back to the UK every couple of months or so. I've made clear that I both want to keep, and am bound into, my UK flatshare. So HK accommodation needs to be covered to the extent that is typical for HK expat accommodation allowances. 15% of salary has been mentioned, but HKD$10ĸ accom looks pretty cupboard like to me!
Broadly, what should I be expecting or asking for, or what range would be considered 'normal' in terms of
- Accommodation? incl Utilities?
- Relocation one-off set-up allowance? and/or incentive?
- Repatriation if it all goes wrong
- Salary (I'm assuming no change here, but what if anything, is typical?)
Anything else, in particular, I should be thinking about? (Other than assistance with sorting housing and local back accts etc) I understand HK state healthcare is fine.
Any tips, ranges, examples, thoughts, etc greatly appreciated.