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Re: In What Country Can I Earn Most Money Teaching English?

Unread postby Memphis » 18 Feb 2014, 19:57

Hey Star,

In Poland you can expect to earn an average of 35 zl/60 min lesson.
That's around $12/hour. I'm in Krakow, a modern metropolitan city. Living in the center working 30 hrs a week that wage is better than most. Considering living expenses (I.e. rent, utilities, food) I have 55% of my wages left over for personal use. So that's pretty good. Memphis
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Re: In What Country Can I Earn Most Money Teaching English?

Unread postby Volunteer » 14 Mar 2014, 08:31

Singapore and Korea pay the best money outside of the Middle East. My brother is earning $4,000 a month + a furnished apartment in Dubai but he is bored to death with the country after only 6 months. I am headed to Singapore when my contract in China comes to a close. The pay in China is at the bottom of the pay charts.
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Re: In What Country Can I Earn Most Money Teaching English?

Unread postby Worlda » 20 Mar 2014, 08:12

The question should be "where can I SAVE the most money teaching English?"
It doesn't really matter how much money you make, if you are spending half of it on rent and the other half on bills. I'm from America, living now in China, and I've saved significantly more money then most of my friends in America 4 years after finishing university.
Cost of living VS salary should be the first thing on your mind. The best thing you can do is try to look up average salaries in a city. For example, the average salary in Guangzhou, China is 4,200RMB/month ($8262 a year.) The average salary in America is about $29000. Does this mean all people in China are poor? No, because the average cost of living in China is also about 1/3rd of the price in America. Foreign teachers in China make at least double-triple then the average salary, so saving money is quite easy. I've been in China since 2010 so I know this market pretty well, if anyone has any other incites on Japan, Korea, or Europe I'd love to know!

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Re: Re: In What Country Can I Earn Most Money Teaching Engli

Unread postby Susan » 20 Mar 2014, 12:11

Worlda,

It's pleasing to read some positive info about China!

thanks
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Re: In What Country Can I Earn Most Money Teaching English?

Unread postby becki » 13 Apr 2014, 09:43

Worlda wrote:if anyone has any other incites on Japan, Korea, or Europe I'd love to know!

In Japan, I usually have 60% of my wages left over for personal use after all bills. Most Japanese companies pay housing subsidies and transportation to/from work, so this really helps out. Even though everyone says Japan is expensive, I feel I can live very comfortably.
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