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  • man from the shire
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    11 November, 2012 at 19:25
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    Most of my teaching career has been spent in Italy but just to be a bit different, i recently applied for positions in Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic. However, after looking at the salaries, i was alarmed to see how low they are. So i ask my fellow TEFL teachers out there: why is the money in these countries so awful?

    I hoped to settle down in one of these jobs. Meet new people, do new things but it was impossible to even contemplate it, when you earn £300 a month in Poland and £1600 in Italy.

    ICAL TEFL
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    12 November, 2012 at 9:54
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    I believe an average salary in Poland for a foreign teacher should be about 600 EUR per month. This doesn’t sound much but for local workers it’s less than half this. An apartment is about 300 per month.

    So, yes, it doesn’t sound much but the cost of living is roughly about half what it is in Poland.

    Source: TEFL in Poland


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    dan
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    12 November, 2012 at 10:55
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    So, yes, it doesn’t sound much but the cost of living is roughly about half what it is in Poland.

    Just clarifying – you mean half what it is in Italy?

    Yep – you have to take into account how salary compares to what a Polish person earns. If it helps with your decision – Poland is a fantastic place to teach, the most motivated students I’ve ever encountered – a pleasure to teach.

    ICAL TEFL
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    12 November, 2012 at 11:27
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    Reply To: Money in Central Europe.

    So, yes, it doesn’t sound much but the cost of living is roughly about half what it is in Poland.

    Just clarifying – you mean half what it is in Italy?

    Sorry, yes. The cost of living in Poland is about half what it is in Italy.


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