[quote=“ImaniOU”][quote=“Chris”]In my first 4 months of living in Taiwan, I saved US$1600. And this doesn’t count what I spent on a 2-week vacation in Southeast Asia.
But mind you, this was in 1990, and I had a free place to stay.[/quote]
Exchange rate in 1990: about NT$25 per $1 USD. Rate when I arrived in 2001: about NT$35 to $1 USD so making $500/hr back then would be like making $700/hr now.
Okay, now it makes much more sense. [/quote]
But I’ve been told that new teachers are working at NT$500 or less. I have no idea what teachers are paid but I’ve hear of some really low monthly salaries of 40K… not a lot to be saving on unless you’re just eating the cockroaches in your quarters for breakfast lunch and dinner