I've been offered a local hire job in Hong Kong, however, the job position requires an international employee.
I love the jobscope and growth opportunities tagged to the career, however, I am not able to survive on the salary. I understand that the salary is slightly below the median household income in Hong Kong. The pay offered to me is the same as what other jobs in my country are offering. The rent in Hong Kong as well as daily living expenses will take a huge chunk out of my salary, leaving me without much savings (around $540 USD) each month.
How do I negotiate and seek a higher salary when I'll be leaving my family behind and yet still get a pay that is not competitive at all?
The only reason why I'm rejecting is the salary.
About myself: I am a graduate with a first class honours with 2 years of relevant work experience.