Hi everyone, firstly thanks in advance to anyone who takes time to reply. Basically I left Taipei in 2008 due to family problems and I’m now in a situation where I can go abroad again, I am 35 years old and single. I am a teacher (PGCE - not ESL). Since I left Taiwan I have always dreamt of returning as life was good and the salary ($60k monthly) allowed me to live better than in my native UK. I have 2 job offers - one from Taipei and another from Shanghai. The job in Taipei is at a bilingual middle school, The job is offering a salary of $81000 per month and that’s about it. The school in Shanghai is offering 23k rmb ($103k), plus they will give me 8krmb housing allowance, Also the holidays in SH are far more generous than those in Taipei.
I know the offer in SH is better but I have never been there. Is there anyone who has moved from SH that can offer some advice on living there compared to Taipei? Is it worth the money? I don’t want to end up moving again after 2 or 4 years but instead settle down.