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People in Taiwan have access to inexpensive and quality food, public transportation, medical expenses, and other daily needs, all with a great variety of choices. As reported by the Big Mac index from the global business data platform Statista, a Big Mac as of January 2021 costs $2.57 USD in Taiwan, whereas a Big Mac costs $5.66 USD in the United States, $4.44 USD in United Kingdom, $4.1 USD in South Korea, and $3.46 USD in China.

According to the world’s largest cost of living database NUMBEO, Taiwan is 34% less expensive than New York. To see more information, you can visit https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Taipei

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Foreign English Teacher
  1. Monthly Salary (Depending on teaching experience)
    • Holders of a bachelor’s degree: NT$ 62,720~78,045.
    • Holders of a master’s degree: NT$ 69,965~86,820.
    • Holders of a doctoral degree: NT$ 73,025~91,420.

    *The salary is based upon a teacher’s highest education level and years of teaching experience. Teaching experience only refers to full-time teaching experiences at a R.O.C. (Taiwan) public or legally registered private high school, junior high school, and elementary school, or a foreign public high school, junior high school, and elementary school. Teaching experiences of less than a year, invalid teaching license during terms of employment, or of a school principal will not be considered.

  2. Airfare Allowance

    The program offers reimbursements every school year of one’s economy class airfare of coming and leaving Taiwan (one time for each). The reimbursements are on an actual expense basis and are capped at NT$40,000/one-way. Only flights departing from or arriving at the nearest airport to the place of residence indicated on one’s passport can be reimbursed. One accompanying family member (spouse or lineal blood relative) is provided with reimbursements every school year of economy class airfare, on an actual expense basis and capped at NT$80,000 for round-trip and NT$40,000 for one-way.

  3. Housing Allowance

    The contract employer should offer a housing allowance if accommodations cannot be provided. An individual is provided with a housing allowance of NT$5,000 per month while a family is provided with NT$10,000 per month.

  4. Performance Bonus

    Teachers who have worked for a school year and have been graded A in annual performance are given an extra month’s pay as a bonus; teachers who have worked for a school year and have been graded B are given an extra 1/2 month's pay as a bonus.

  5. Overtime Pay

    For elementary school, each period is NT$400; for junior high school, each period is NT$450.

  6. Health Insurance and Labor Insurance

    Health insurance and labor insurance are provided.

Foreign English Teaching Assistant
  1. Scholarship or Salary

    The program provides a teaching assistant with a monthly scholarship or salary of NT$45,000. Additional benefits involve residential, transportation, and other reimbursements, as apportioned on a monthly basis with base salary.

  2. Airfare Allowance

    The program offers reimbursements every school year of one’s economy class airfare of coming and leaving Taiwan (one time for each). The reimbursements are on an actual expense basis and are capped at NT$40,000/one-way. Only flights departing from or arriving at the nearest airport to the place of residence indicated on one’s passport can be reimbursed.

  3. Housing Allowance

    The contract school should offer a housing allowance if accommodations cannot be provided. The housing allowance should be reimbursed on an actual expense basis and capped at NT$26,000 for each school year.

  4. Learning Allowance

    The program offers a monthly learning allowance of NT$5,000 for assistants to take TESOL or CELTA courses.

  5. Transportation Allowance

    The program offers a transportation allowance. The transportation allowance should be reimbursed on an actual expense basis and capped at NT$3,000 for each school year.

  6. Health Insurance and Group Accident Insurance/Labor Insurance

    Health insurance are provided along with group accident insurance or labor insurance.

Updated: 2021-12-29

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