I taught in Ulaan Battor for 3 years Here is 2020 Update…
Teaching in Mongolia is not easy for many reasons, and unless you are a nature lover who loves to explore, fish, and camp, you will die of boredom. From May through August Mongolia is absolutely beautiful with green grasslands that seemingly never end hide a lot of secrets and a culture of nomadic sheep herders who are extremely friendly. But the rest of the year you will wonder if you are an ice cube as temperatures can drop down to -50 degrees.
The other problem is that Mongolia is a very poor country and therefore they cannot afford to pay you what you can earn in China, Korea or Japan. At best, you may earn about $2,000 a month unless you get a gig teaching for a Ministry or an NGO. I only stayed on the 3 years because of a beautiful girl who recently became my wife.
I suggest everyone come here on vacation for a month and for $500, you will have a 4 star hotel room for a month. Mongolia is a very safe and pristine country that has the Gobi desert, mountains, wild horses, and pristine lakes and rivers with the bluest skies you will ever see in your life! See you soon at the Irish Pub, the only bar in town where the foreigners hang out.