I am considering staying in Taiwan because I have a partner here, but I am a little confused as to differences (from a western perspective)between east and west regards financial responsibilities.
As far as I am aware, I have to consider the following:
1) The lack of a welfare state, so no pension for me.
2) The cost of medical insurance for major illnesses, which are apparently not covered by standard medical insurance.
3) The cost of eduction for mixed race children, including cram schools.
4) That I will have to save a lot of money to cover the above.
I currently work for a big chain, but I earn about NT$65,00. I am researching about how I can do private classes to earn more, and I always get a payrise every six months for about an extra NT$30.My partner is also a teacher in another school. In about 3 yearsI wont have to send money home any more.
Does anyone who reads this forum live here with a Chinese partner, and if so, cultural differences aside (I have already considered this at great length) does anyone have any insight regards the financial aspect? It would be nice to have a western perspective.