Report Tefl Hell in Living overseas Posted October 4, 2012 · Edited October 4, 2012 by Saberu I want out but to do what? A guy in another thread got a HND in electronics and is after some work experience is heading to Germany to earn 80k/ year, so I think that answers the question! Other well paying jobs, oil sector. When you heading to Shenzhen? I hope I didn't put you off with my description of it, there are still a lot of nice girls there. Although now that I'm living in Shanghai I've realized people here are friendlier and less racist than in Shenzhen, it's more of an international city and you can even make male Chinese friends here. But if you need to rent privately it will be more expensive than Shenzhen and you may be able to get a higher paying job in Shenzhen. If you don't like teaching young kids it may not be a good idea to go to Shenzhen as a majority of jobs there are teaching kids, something I hate with a passion which is why I prefer high school. If you have a degree I would consider teaching in Taiwan because living costs are low but they pay over 2,000 / month for teachers. The caveat being I'm sure you would be expected to work hard for the higher pay. If you treat teaching as your sole source of income for the foreseeable future you should just go to Taiwan or Korea because it's better to earn more unless you have special reasons to need the free time. I'm sure FaFa can give you a lot of advice regarding Taiwan living.