In Asia, is Thailand the best country to teach English in?

It really depends whether you're looking for a cultural experience or to make money. If you're looking to get rich - Thailand should be the last country on your list, but you will have a lot of fun living here.

Those people who have worked in Thailand, Japan and Korea are almost unanimous in their verdict - You may have a nicer lifestyle in Thailand but in the money stakes, just about everywhere else is better.

There are many jobs in Thailand that pay between 20,000 and 30,000 baht a month. Teachers were earning that sort of money back in the early 90's. I know, I was one of them. Those people who claim that teaching salaries in Thailand haven't risen in almost 20 years could well have a point.

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Featured Jobs

Secondary School Teachers

฿33,000+ / month

Nakhon Si Thammarat


Qualified NES Teachers for Kindergarten and Primary

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


Female ESL Kindergarten Teacher

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


Qualified Primary Teachers for July Start

฿60,000+ / month

Chiang Mai


Filipino English Teachers

฿16,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Native Speaking English Teachers

฿400+ / hour

Bangkok


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    Dane, 47 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Filipino, 21 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Dawn


    South African, 56 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Baby


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Perla


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Shelly


    Filipino, 36 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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