[quote=“matthewh”]You guys get enough salary to be able to save ? :shock:
To be able to save as much as Boss Hogg, my outgoings would have to be negative [/quote]
Baby, I work like a mad man, I really have to slow down and real soon.
I am a workaholic. Everytime I get a chance to have more time to relax I always end up filling it up with another opportunity.
If you are living in Taipei city it will be difficult to save. In the small towns it is much easier and cheaper.
Salaries, if you have a normal job that pays somewhere in the mid 50’s you should be able to pick up an extra 20 - 25K a month without too much trouble. If you are single then you have it made in the shade. When I first came to Taiwan I made about 40 - 65 000 NT a month, depending on the flow of students. I spent about $1000NT a week. I managed to save all the rest. Sometimes I went all out on entertainment but in general I was a squirrel hoarding the cash away. If I were single I would be ready to retire by now.
At that time everything was free. Rent - free Power, water, gas - free, food - free. Internet use, just like now - free.
If you have a really great deal then you can save a mountain of cash. For me Taiwan is the best place to save but right now I get to save about 0% unless you are going to count retirement insurance as savings.