How Much Can I Earn and Save as an English Teacher in Taiwan?


By Felicia Braverman

Taiwan is often an underrated market for teaching English abroad when it comes to salaries. It’s usually overshadowed by the perks that teachers receive in neighboring countries like South Korea and China, such as paid airfare and housing. Even though it’s not common to see those particular perks included in your contract in Taiwan, teachers can still expect to save the same amount per month as they would in China and South Korea, which is anywhere from $700- $1,000/month depending on your spending habits.

In this article, I’ll break down a few examples of different working and saving scenarios that my friends and I were able to accomplish in Taiwan. For the sake of keeping things simple, I’ll quote everything in the US Dollar, not the New Taiwanese Dollar.

Teaching English Abroad: Essential Travel Resources

By John Bentley & Stéphane Le Mentec

Teaching English abroad provides a viable, affordable and realistic way for almost any native or fluent English speaker to gain employment and enjoy the experience of living in a foreign country. At the same time, the endeavor of moving, living, working and traveling abroad requires research and planning, and matters like travel arrangements, visas, health concerns and safety.

There are loads of great resources, to help you plan and prepare for your adventures abroad.  Here are some of our top picks.

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Let's face it, finances are a major concern for most of us contemplating a major endeavor like teaching English abroad, but even if you graduate from college with substantial student loans, there are ways that you can make teaching abroad financially viable, and even save substantial sums.  From ways that you can postpone loan payments, like deferment and forbearance, to countries where you can teach and make enough to make student loan payments and still save extra money for travel, here are some great tips for how you can teach English abroad and enjoy the international experience of a lifetime without compromising your finances.