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living and working in Cuenca

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living and working in Cuenca

I've recently come across the possibility of a job in Cuenca.

It pays US$350 per month

Is this enough to survive on in the city? Is doesnt seem like very much, so Im quite doubtful.

Also, is that a reasonable salary for teachers in the city? Its only like $3 per hour!


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1. Re: living and working in Cuenca

It would be very difficult to live on that amount! Although rent is much cheaper than for example in the states. On a budget so low it would be very difficult. If you need a furnished place it would even be even worse. Food is cheaper here but not that much and prices recently have taken a jump up.

As far as the pay, most of the top institutions pay about that amount for a part-time job. So how many hours are involved would be an important question. Also are they going to pay for your work visa. That can be costly and a huge headache. Hope that helps!

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2. Re: living and working in Cuenca

Rulkell is right. Though Cuenca is no doubt cheaper than Quito, I think the stress of trying to live on that would ruin the experience for you. My colleagues and I are living quite comfortably on around $1400/ month on up (I get more with experience and M.A.). We also get a housing allowance and free transportation to and from school. Colleagues at another top school here make quite a bit more.

If this is a language school and not a K-12 type school, $3 is probably average. Those teachers don't make much at all. Three dollars is more than double the minimum wage (I think).

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