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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

TFETP offers a variety of welfare policies with great salary for foreigners living in Taiwan, allowing the English teachers and teaching assistants to maintain their quality of life. Please see the following contents for further information:

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

    *The salary rate is based on the teacher’s highest level of education and years of teaching experience. Teaching experience only refers to full-time teaching positions at a public or state school inside or outside of the R.O.C., or a registered private high or primary school in the R.O.C.. Teaching experiences which are less than one year or without a valid teaching license at the time of the employment 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 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. A single person is provided with a housing allowance of NT$5,000 per month and NT$10,000 per month if living with lineal blood relatives.

  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

    The program offers health insurance and labor insurance for teachers during their employment. Teachers need to share part of the insurance premiums, which are usually deducted right from their paychecks.

Foreign English Teaching Assistant
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Learning Allowance

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

  4. 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.

  5. Health Insurance and Group Accident Insurance

    The program offers health insurance and group accident insurance for assistants during their service. Assistants need to share part of the insurance premiums, which are usually deducted right from their scholarships.

Updated: 2021-03-26

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