Hi everyone! Recently joined and very excited to be a part of this community.
Read dozens of threads tonight, mostly relating to experiences of US expats moving to HK. Having been wanting to work in HK for quite a while now, I now may have an opportunity to transfer within the company, depending on how I fare on my upcoming interview.
First, a little about me. I'm 25 y/o working in a large investment bank in New York, although I don't work on the banking or the trading side. I'm making a little more than $70K USD a year, and that accomodates my lifestyle here but with no extras left at the end of each month. After reading about the low salary and disappearing expat benefits, I'm worried if I will have to take a paycut and if my new salary will be able to afford me the kind of lifestyle I'm used to. (I saw in a post that a game of bowling costs $46, which converts to $7 USD; a game costs only anywhere from $2-5 here in NYC...)
What is a reasonable salary in HKD I should ask for during my interview, if the question is brought up? And what is a realistic figure I should expect? I'm hoping to use the fact that I speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin perfectly and can read/write Chinese to leverage, but truth be told I only have 3 years of working experience.
Confused and worried... and would greatly appreciate any advise which can have anything or nothing to do with my dilemma above. Thanks!