Teaching and Living in China?

HESS pays a monthly salary of 40 total working hours per month. Taxes and deductions follow the local regulations set by the government.

These numbers are based on a teacher at the starting monthly salary before normal government deductions.

HESS pays a monthly salary of 40 total working hours per month. Taxes and deductions follow the local regulations set by the government.

These numbers are based on a teacher at the starting monthly salary before normal government deductions.

Select your lifestyle

Super Saver
Culture Vulture
Language Learner
Leisure Lizard
City Slicker
Adventure Addict

Super Saver

If you’re good with budgeting, you can save a lot of money while teaching abroad. The challenge will be knowing when to go Western and when to go Eastern. Good places for you will be in low-cost locations like Wuxi and Tianjin.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: RMB¥15,000

Total Savings:


RMB¥12,362
Suburbs Medium-cost apartment

Sharing accommodation


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


RMB¥ 333

Cheap restaurant (twice/month)


RMB¥ 1,906

Scooter/Motorcycle (monthly running costs)


RMB¥ 0

Reading Materials

Online streaming services


RMB¥ 249

Day out – Train or bus trip in China


RMB¥ 150

Language Exchange


RMB¥ 0

Culture Vulture

Taking advantage of your time in China to learn more about the local culture is one of the best experiences of living and working in China. With a history of over 5000 years, China offers cultural immersion in all of our locations

Working hours: 40/week

Income: RMB¥15,000

Total Savings:


RMB¥ 8,391
Suburbs Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


RMB¥ 333

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


RMB¥ 4,194

Scooter/Motorcycle (monthly running costs)


RMB¥ 0

Reading Materials

Online streaming services

Tea/coffee house


RMB¥ 415

Day out – Train or bus trip in China

International trip every 6 months

Long weekend (Once every other month)


RMB¥ 1,317

One-on-one paid class with a friend


RMB¥ 350

Language Learner

Studying the local language is a valuable skill set to learn and is best done at local universities and/or language centers. Shanghai offers the most options for those looking to study Mandarin, but all our locations have options to learn.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: RMB¥15,000

Total Savings:


RMB¥ 8,774
City Medium-cost apartment

Sharing accommodation


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


RMB¥ 333

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


RMB¥ 4,194

Scooter/Motorcycle (monthly running costs)


RMB¥ 0

Online streaming services

Tea/coffee house


RMB¥ 249

Day out – Train or bus trip in China

Long weekend (Once every other month)


RMB¥ 650

Professional course


RMB¥ 800

Leisure Lizard

To have a relaxed lifestyle with little pressure and lots of other things to do you’d really need to live outside of the major city centers. Our Tianjin location is ideal for people that like a slower pace, but still have easy access to a big city.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: RMB¥15,000

Total Savings:


RMB¥ 9,120
City Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


RMB¥ 333

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


RMB¥ 4,194

Scooter/Motorcycle (monthly running costs)


RMB¥ 0

Weekly movies

Bars

Online streaming services

Tea/coffee house


RMB¥ 703

Day out – Train or bus trip in China

Long weekend (Once every other month)


RMB¥ 650

Language Exchange


RMB¥ 0

City Slicker

Being a city slicker probably means you want to be in a big city with a lot of creature comforts. Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in the world and has everything you could want in a big bustling city. Wuxi is also a very big city with over 6 million people living there.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: RMB¥15,000

Total Savings:


RMB¥ 8,888
City Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


RMB¥ 333

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


RMB¥ 4,194

Scooter/Motorcycle (monthly running costs)

Taxis (weekly trips)


RMB¥ 140

Weekly movies

Bars

Clubbing

Online streaming services


RMB¥ 795

Day out – Train or bus trip in China

Long weekend (Once every other month)


RMB¥ 650

Language Exchange


RMB¥ 0

Adventure Addict

China has lots of things to get out and see and do. Due to the sheer size of most cities in China, you will need to plan the time to get out to nature. Once you do, you will be amazed with the varied landscape.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: RMB¥15,000

Total Savings:


RMB¥ 9,286
Suburbs Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


RMB¥ 333

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


RMB¥ 4,194

Scooter/Motorcycle (monthly running costs)


RMB¥ 0

Weekly movies

Bars

Online streaming services


RMB¥ 537

Day out – Train or bus trip in China

Long weekend (Once every other month)


RMB¥ 650

Language Exchange


RMB¥ 0