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Posted by heenaagnelo
on 24 Jun 2018


I'm Indian with family of 4. I'll be moving to Hong Kong in October. Before signing the contract, I want someone to please advice me on the below.

1. I'm a Elevator engineer, coming as an Area Manager, my company offered me a salary of 25000HKD. Is this enough to move close to where my kids will go to school? 

2. They are giving me housing allowance of monthly 15000HKD, do you think is it sufficient for a 2bhk. We would like to stay some where near Qurray Bay, as my office is there.


Please can someone guide me.

Awaiting your reply.





Kyle de Villiers on 25 Jun 2018 - 08:55

Hi H,

Is your company able to give you an allowance for your children's education? Have you looked at any schools in Hong Kong?

Otherwise, rent for 2 bedroom accommodation in Quarry Bay should be more than your 15000HKD allowance.

It might be a good idea to look at accommodation that's an easy commute away. 

Reading this Expat Arrivals cost of living in Hong page, and this Expat Arrivals page on areas and suburbs in Hong Kong might give you some insights. 


heenaagnelo on 27 Jun 2018 - 09:39

The company has changed now the HA to 30000HKG $, i guess it enough for a 2bhk. Please tell me if there are any Indian Schools, which has till grade 12, as my daughter will finish grade 11 in march'19, and she can join that time and start grade 12 there. please kindly tell me about schools having Indian curriculum

heenaagnelo on 26 Jun 2018 - 09:24



Thank you for your reply. No education allowance is offered. My daughter will be grade 12 and my son in university.



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