Teach & Travel Costs

 What does it cost to Teach English in Thailand?

Teach & Travel Costs

 What does it cost to Teach English in Thailand?

The premium program includes:

$2, 250

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140-hour TEFL certification training in just three weeks including 15 hrs of teaching practice & 5 hrs of English camp

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Job placement in Thailand with full-time salary

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Personalized pre-departure and post arrival support

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Highly qualified, experienced instructors

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Limited class sizes

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Visa, work permit and housing guidance when you graduate

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All course books & materials

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A Thai language course

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An internationally recognized certificate approved and verified by Thailand Ministry of Education

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On the ground support staff 24/7

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Resort accommodation with a pool, wifi and breakfast

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Unforgettable cultural immersion activities

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Incredible weekend excursions

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Airport pickup

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Incredible weekend excursions

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An experience that changes lives and lasts forever

The Basic TEFL program includes:

$1, 250

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140 hrs. In-Class TEFL Course

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Course Books & Study Materials

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New Teachers Starter Pack

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In-Country Cultural Orientation

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Three Full Days at a Real School

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Conduct a Real English Camp

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Certified Volunteer Certificate *

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Internationally recognized

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Ongoing Alumni Support

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2 hours Thai Language Lesson

Money Needed Before & During the Course:

±$1, 800

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Travel Insurance

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Airfare - return flights

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Food (lunch & dinner)

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Drinks

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Entertainment & transport

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Spending money

MONTHLY EXPENSES WHILE TEACHING:

 

If you’re planning to teach English in Thailand you probably have one burning question: ‘How much money do you need to live in Thailand?’

The basic TEFL wage for new teachers in Thailand is usually around 30,000 Baht per month, with those experienced able to earn much more than this.

Ultimately, it all depends on the lifestyle you are looking for. Here’s a quick breakdown of the possible bills and expenditures you’ll find in Thailand

 

Accommodation:

The basic studio apartments can be as little as 3000 (R1 315) Baht per month.
More realistically, if you are looking for a comfortable studio in a nicer part of town, or a one-bedroom house or condo in a friendly suburb or rural location, you’re looking at around 5,000 (R2 192) to 10,000 ( R4 384) Baht per month.
Once you start looking at 10,000 to 15,000 Baht per month you are allowing for a far more modern and comfortable house or apartment, and anything beyond that you are heading into the realms of luxury.

 

Electricity and water:

Electricity and water are generally cheap in Thailand, you may have to pay a little towards water, and if you have to pay for your own WIFI you are looking at anything from 200 (R90) to 600 (R263) Baht per month for a fast connection.
The most significant bill you’ll need to pay will be for electricity. This can vary greatly depending on how you live. If you are at home often using appliances (especially the air conditioning) you can rack up an electric bill close to 3 000 (R1 315) baht a month, however, if you aren’t at home often and use a fan the electric bill will add up to around 500 (R219) baht a month.

 

Food and drinks:

Food is inexpensive in Thailand, whether you are constantly eating out or cooking at home most of the time, you don’t need to spend much at all to eat well. Street meals can cost anything from 30 (R13) to 60 (R26) Baht per meal, while a small banquet at a Thai restaurant will still set you back little more than a couple of 100 (R43) Baht. Many food markets and popular supermarkets such as Big C and Tesco Lotus also make food shopping very affordable.

The most expensive will be eating western food and drinking alcohol. Western meals as a restaurant will be twice as much as a local meal. Alcohol is expensive and on a good night out you can find yourself racking up bills of around 2 000 (R876) Baht.

 

So what are my total monthly expenses going to look like?

You can live comfortably on 30 000 baht a month, however, this really depends on the lifestyle you choose to live while teaching in Thailand. You can expect to have clean and basic accommodation, be able to eat really amazing local Thai meals and have a fairly active social life and be able to travel on public holidays and long weekends. If you are looking to live a more luxurious life, indulge in Thailand’s nightlife and travelling all over, you can easily see your monthly expenses rising to 50 000 (R21 921) a month.