Newbie poster, so please be gentle!
I've accepted an offer to move over to HK (contract not signed etc). If I do sign, I'll be moving around begining of March, so I have a fairly wide window to sort things out before the big move.
I guess I have loads of standard newbie questions. I have looked around the forums and have got a general gist of things and founds loads of useful information, however I still have some and also trying to get some clarification on some stuff.
First of, my annual leave will be 20 days (with 2 personal days as well). Is this about right (coming from the UK where I'm on 25 days leave). I understand there are more public holidays in HK though.
Accomodation. I will have to sort that out. Where to live? How much to spend? I guess these are very opened ended questions. I'm coming over on my own, late 20s. My salary will be c.70K HKD a month and will be working in Central. What sort of properties should I be looking at? My RC said that rent is tax deductable, is this true (never heard of this before so am a bit sceptical).
Bank account. Will probably want a current account, savings account and a credit card. Is it pretty much the same set up as in the UK (i.e. free banking)? Also what would the best way be re money transfers from and back to the UK.
Bills. How much on average on stuff like electricity, gas, phone, broadband, TV, etc be? (I have seen the article on living costs, which was very useful).
Day to day costs. Again on average groceries, toilettaries (sp?), gym etc costs (again seen the article on living costs).
Also re costs. How would people reckon the costs in HK compare to London.
Re visas. I expect my future employer will arrange this for me. However is it a pretty straightforward process (I'm a UK citizen).
I'm sure I will have many more questions, but these are just the ones I can think of at present.
Thanks for any help that can be provided!!!