Teaching jobs in Hong Kong where the employer pays your rent are few and far between. Paying rent here really hits you in the pocket and is the biggest outgoing. It is a hidden tax. The government looks after property owners. There was a suggestion of help for renters in the new budget but really that is just a subsidy for landlords as the rents will bump up by whatever proportion rents are subsidised. Saying that, salaries here are higher to compensate. You can live well here but don't look at the salary and think you'll be absolutely rolling in cash. Comfortable- and likely better off than in the UK.