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Country Location Do I need a Degree? Contract Durations Peak Hiring Periods Student Types Job Availability Money & Benefits
China Map it BA/BS Preferred 6 & 12 months Year round All types Very strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 6,000 – 12,000 CNY
In USD : $950 – $1900
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $600 – 800 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $700 – 900 USD
Housing : Provided by school (rent free) or housing allowance
Airfare : Prepaid or reimbursed
 
Cambodia Map it BA/BS preferred 6 & 12 months Year round Children, teens, adults Decent More
Typical Monthly Salary : 2,800,000 – 4,000,000 KHR
In USD : $700 – $1000
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $450 – 600 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $700 – 900 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
Hong Kong Map it BA/BS required 12 months Year round All types Very strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 18,000 – 40,000 HKD
In USD : $2,300 – $5,200
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $2,000 – 2,500 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $2,000 – 2,500 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Sometimes provided
 
Indonesia Map it BA/BS preferred 6 & 12 months Year round Children, business Strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 9,000,000 – 15,000,000 IDR
In USD : $700 – $1,100
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $600 – 1,000 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $600 – 1,000 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Sometimes provided
 
Malaysia Map it BA/BS required 12 months Year round Children, business Decent More
Typical Monthly Salary : 4,000 – 7,500 MYR
In USD : $1,000 – $2,000
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $800 – 1,600 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $900 – 1,800 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
Japan Map it BA/BS required 12 months Year round All types Strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 250,000 – 290,000 JPY
In USD : $2,000 – $2,400
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $1,500 – 2,500 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $2,600 – 4,200 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
South Korea Map it BA/BS required 12 months Spring & Fall All types Very strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 2,100,000 – 2,400,000 KRW
In USD : $1,900 – $2,200
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $800 – 1,100 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $800 – 1,000 USD
Housing : Provided by school (rent free) or housing allowance
Airfare : Prepaid or reimbursed (mostly one-way)
 
Singapore Map it BA/BS required 12 months Year round All types Strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 3,300 – 4,200 SGD
In USD : $2,500 – $3,100
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $2,100 – 2,500 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $2,100 – 2,500 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
Taiwan Map it BA/BS required 12 months Year round All types Very strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 46,000 – 68,000 TWD
In USD : $1,500 – $2,200
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $1,000 – 1,500 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $1,000 – 1,400 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
Thailand Map it BA/BS preferred 12 months Year round Children, teens, adults Strong More
Typical Monthly Salary : 25,000 – 35,000 THB
In USD : $700 – $1,000
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $500 – 750 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $750 – 1,100 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
Vietnam Map it BA/BS required 12 months Year round Children, teens, adults Decent More
Typical Monthly Salary : 25,000,000 – 38,000,000 VND
In USD : $1,100 – $1,700
Average Cost of Living (per month) : $700 – 900 USD
Salary is enough to save or break-even? : Save
Startup Costs : $1,000 – 1,400 USD
Housing : Self-pay, housing advice provided by employer
Airfare : Not provided
 
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