The countries with the highest TEFL salaries are in The Middle East. English teachers enjoy a tax-free salary, earning as much as US$4,000.
Of course, TEFL teachers need to be prepared for the cultural shift that comes with living in destinations such as the UAE.
Countries such as China, Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand pay handsome salaries ranging from US$1,000 to US$2,000 and many offering rent-free accommodation.
You’ll live comfortable in Europe as an English teacher earning US$1,250 – US$2,000. Expect to earn around US$1,000 in South America but since the cost of living is in line with salaries, you won’t need extra savings to cover essentials.
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