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Papua New Guinea

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by abikuwait, Jul 1, 2020 at 10:49 AM.

  1. abikuwait

    abikuwait New commenter

    Hi all,
    I wonder if anyone can help me. I am looking at a job in PNG. The salary seems very generous so I am wondering if anyone can shed light on the cost of living and income tax. Included are housing, utility bills, travel allowance and medical. Any information would be invaluable.
    Regards,
     
  2. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter



    The Ross Kemp documentary (like most of his, actually) was fascinating....although the 'Ross Kemp rule' would suggest not working anywhere he's filmed for safety's sake.
     
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  3. theintlteacher

    theintlteacher New commenter

    Port Moresby is not the safest (some understatement). Tax is north of 45% hence the high salary. Personally I wouldn't want to take my family there.
     
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  4. Lakes1975

    Lakes1975 New commenter

  5. Mitochondria1

    Mitochondria1 Occasional commenter

    I looked into it because of the high salaries. The salaries are high because you get shafted on tax and living costs. A friend who lived there said that flushing toilets were rare and she **** in the sea...I don't know where exactly she was.
    Sounds a bit dangerous too if you believe the interwebs.
    Jared Diamond wrote a lot about his time there in his books if you care to read them.
     
  6. HeroForTheDay

    HeroForTheDay Occasional commenter

    I've been informed by indo friends and my indo wife that the only reccomended place to live and work in PNG is Freeport, which is both an American mining Enclave, is a gated community and patrolled by armed guards. The rest of the country is said to be reasonbly dangerous and taxes are high (as described above)
     
  7. Mr robinson

    Mr robinson New commenter

    PNG makes Jakarta look like Singapore!
     

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