Teaching and Living in Korea?

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
Korean Master
Leisure Lizard
City Slicker
Adventure Addict

Super Saver

If you’re good with budgeting, you can save a lot of money while teaching abroad. With free housing and great pay, living more frugally will greatly increase your savings each month. Eating local food and will go a long way to be a super saver.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: KRW₩ 2,100,000

Total Savings:


KRW₩ 1,605,000
Suburbs Medium-cost apartment

Sharing accommodation


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


KRW₩ 200,000

Cheap restaurant (twice/month)


KRW₩ 130,000

Public transportation to downtown Seoul 7 times a month


 KRW₩ 20,000

Reading Materials

Online streaming services


KRW₩ 115,000

Day out – Train or bus trip in Korea


KRW₩ 30,000

Language Exchange


KRW₩ 0

Culture Vulture

From visiting ancient temples to stepping into the DMZ, Seoul is a perfect location for learning about new cultures. With many museums and historical sites, there is something for everyone.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: KRW₩ 2,100,000

Total Savings:


KRW₩ 1,001,000
Suburbs Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


KRW₩ 200,000

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


KRW₩ 260,000

Public transportation to downtown Seoul 7 times a month


 KRW₩ 20,000

Reading Materials

Online streaming services

Tea/coffee house


KRW₩ 161,000

Day out – Train or bus trip in Korea

International trip every 6 months

Long weekend (Once every other month)


KRW₩ 350,000

One-on-one paid class with a friend


KRW₩ 108,000

Language Learner

Studying the local language is a valuable skill set to learn and is best done at local universities and/or language centers. Seoul has many schools where you can learn in a professional environment. Also, the Korean alphabet is quite easy to learn, so self study is also an option.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: KRW₩ 2,100,000

Total Savings:


KRW₩ 1,159,000
City Medium-cost apartment

Sharing accommodation


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


KRW₩ 200,000

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


KRW₩ 260,000

Public transportation to downtown Seoul 7 times a month


 KRW₩ 20,000

Online streaming services

Tea/coffee house


KRW₩ 111,000

Day out – Train or bus trip in Korea

Long weekend (Once every other month)


KRW₩ 150,000

Professional course


KRW₩ 200,000

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 school in Seoul is located close enough to nature to give you access to a more relaxed lifestyle, while still being able to access a city of almost 10 million people.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: KRW₩ 2,100,000

Total Savings:


KRW₩ 1,154,000
City Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


KRW₩ 200,000

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


KRW₩ 260,000

Public transportation to downtown Seoul 7 times a month


 KRW₩ 20,000

Weekly movies

Bars

Online streaming services

Tea/coffee house


KRW₩ 316,000

Day out – Train or bus trip in Korea

Long weekend (Once every other month)


KRW₩ 150,000

Language Exchange


KRW₩ 0

City Slicker

Being a city slicker probably means you want to be in a big city with a lot of creature comforts. Seoul is one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world. Being a short subway ride into downtown, you will easily get your K-Pop fix.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: KRW₩ 2,100,000

Total Savings:


KRW₩ 860,000
City Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


KRW₩ 200,000

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


KRW₩ 260,000

Public transportation to downtown Seoul 7 times a month


 KRW₩ 20,000

Weekly movies

Bars

Clubbing

Online streaming services


KRW₩ 520,000

Day out – Train or bus trip in Korea

Long weekend (Once every other month)


KRW₩ 150,000

Language Exchange


KRW₩ 0

Adventure Addict

South Korea has a varied geography which you can explore. From beaches to mountains, you will never get tired of all the things you can explore. With a high speed rail station close to the school, it is easy to get away and have find your adventure.

Working hours: 40/week

Income: KRW₩ 2,100,000

Total Savings:


KRW₩ 1,200,000
Suburbs Medium-cost apartment


SUBSIDIZED

Electricity

Gas

Water


KRW₩ 200,000

Moderate restaurant (twice/month)


KRW₩ 260,000

Public transportation to downtown Seoul 7 times a month


 KRW₩ 20,000

Weekly movies

Bars

Online streaming services


KRW₩ 270,000

Day out – Train or bus trip in Korea

Long weekend (Once every other month)


KRW₩ 150,000

Language Exchange


KRW₩ 0

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