I lived in Taiwan from 2014-2017. I worked at a large tech company and made a good salary, started at 5m NTD and worked my way up from there. Got a good reputation as a problem solver. But at some point, I couldn’t take it anymore (for the same reasons as any expat probably).
I’m back in the US in the bay area now, and I love it. But the job market is really competitive here. I can find some stuff but none of its great, and it’s actually easier in Taiwan because quite frankly, nobody wants to move to Taiwan. I’m being offered an executive position at a large tech company ~10m NTD. I would have to move back with a wife and newborn. I can certainly more than get by in the US. I can get my 250k USD without too much problem, but that’s far from living large in San Fran, and I can make considerably more in Taiwan (surprisingly).
So for those of you who have done it: how is it raising a family in Taiwan? Any worries? I’ve been back on a business trip a month or two ago and the pollution seemed awful… Is this a no-brainer to move back to Taiwan and just take one for the team?
Also, what’s this thing where foreigners only pay half tax for the first 3 years?
EDIT: This would be Science Park in Hsinchu.