Moving to Hong Kong in November. Am in the midst of negotiating a package with my boss. I will not be on an expat package..but he will provide me with housing subsidy. As i fly around relatively often for work, i'm sure i'll get to come back to the home country quite often, so flights not a problem.
As i haven't been working for too long, i don't want to take the piss and ask for the sky. Would be looking at about HKD22,000 - HKD25,000 per month. No family to bring along, no other half kids to look after. Will that be a reasonable amount?
For accommodation, will be looking at a budget of 5K-6K for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment. Office is in Wanchai..so maybe will stay around gloucester, jaffe road area. Are these ok residential areas?
If not, then will be looking at bonham, elgin, soho area or perhaps a flat share. Is the budget realistic for a furnished flat?
what else should i look out for?
if i am paying taxes in my home country as well, will i still need to pay in hong kong? just wondering as accountant has recommended for salary to be split into half.
any suggestions / advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks a lot in advance!!!