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Best places to save money

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by worlo24, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. worlo24

    worlo24 Occasional commenter

    From people's experiences, which cities are the best for teaching and saving money? Been reading the different threads on here with great interest - some mention the Middle East others SE Asia. I know it all depends on lifestyle but I am just curious.

  2. worlo24

    worlo24 Occasional commenter

    Thanks for that MM2H. Money certainly isn't the main driver for me wanting to go abroad - I'm purely just gathering information at the moment.
  3. GeordieKC

    GeordieKC Occasional commenter

    Yes, a lot depends on lifestyle, but the school and contract are probably more important than the location. Two places I have made good savings one was courtesy of an excellent completion of contract bonus and the other was a lowish salary in the ME, but private tuition in the afternoons was plentiful.
  4. worlo24

    worlo24 Occasional commenter

    cheers for that GeordieKC - I have heard now from a few people who have spoken about doing private tuition on the side
  5. Principal-Skinner

    Principal-Skinner Occasional commenter

    Do be aware that some schools do not allow this.
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  6. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    I've known people fired for doing tuition in the side. Check your contract. A lot will not allow it.
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  7. aussie_teacher_nt

    aussie_teacher_nt New commenter

    Remote/rural Australia can be good as it's decent pay with free accommodation (depending which state) if you can deal with been isolated and 700Ks + away from anything resembling a city/town.
  8. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    Watching the job market over the past couple of years it seems to me that The Middle East is definitely now in the middle to low end of available packages...certainly not good enough to tempt me at least. There are still a few surprises out there, and some are in nice countries to, you just got to look closely at whats available, and what the package can afford you to do. I got sold Laos as being "cheap" to live, and god was that wrong...massively expensive country to live in at any reasonable standard to living.

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