Temperature:-10-35 °C

Language: Chinese

Location: East Asia

Capital City: Beijing

Describing China in such a brief write-up is no easy task. The most populated country in the world is home to one the most fascinating cultures and diverse landscapes on earth. The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Terracotta Warriors and Shanghai’s skyline are just some of the things that make China an incredible place to see. Everything from the highly hospitable people to the amazing variety of great food makes China one of the best ESL teaching destinations. It is a country well-suited to all kinds of people; especially when you have mastered the mandarin language- a challenge well-worth pursuing. English is spoken by many Chinese people in the bigger cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. However, if you go to the smaller cities, whereby the general population hardly ever encounter foreigners, you can expect to be treated like a celebrity.

With China’s size and its thriving economy, the demand for English teachers has never been higher. In fact the gap between supply and demand of teachers is huge. Finding a job is far from difficult. It is relatively easy to find work teaching all ages from kindergarten to university levels. With wages being fairly good and the general cost of living being cheap, you can save a substantial amount of your wages every month or splash out on extravagant meals every night if you wish to. Whatever lifestyle you want to create for yourself in China, you certainly can!

Item Price USD$
Standard beer 

Restaurant meal

Water (1.5 litres)

Loaf of Bread

Pack of cigarettes

Taxi (5km)

Nice apartment (per month)

Utilities (per 3 months)

$1 

$3.4

$0.5

$1.3

$2

$2

$250-480

$90