I thought it was enough and then I spoke to an international tax attorney who used to work for one of the big consulting firms and has a lot of HK experience. He basically said we were getting screwed without a raise and a COLA.
My husband works for a small company and this is coosting them a lot. They have just asked him what he needs and he does not want to ask for too much becasue that increases the pressure, expectations and he also does not want to become a burden to his company.
The bottom line is that we are losing a lot of money on our house- We just moved 8 mos. ago and that real estate deal cost us in transaction fees and moving as well. We need to save money and we are hoping to make enough to save USD 3000/month, which is what our US mortgage has been.
Hopefully, we will be able to work something out tax wise.
Where did you end up living with your family? We are coming in a week to find our apartment.