South Asia and Far East WannabesA forum for those applying to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair or any other Hong Kong-based airline or operator. Use this area for both Direct Entry Pilot and Cadet-scheme queries.
you will get half the full allowance for the first two years, at the moment its about 58-60k per month (full), so you should get about 27-30k per month (half) for the first two years, if you rent or buy and CX pay the bill for you.
OR you can take 14k per month in the hand from CX rent a place for 8k per month and keep the change (approx 4k once you have paid tax on it).
You will probably want a bigger place than the cash in hand allowance can pay for (14k/month), so you are probably better off letting CX pay your rent directly(27-30mnth)!