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Discussion in 'Staffroom' started by Internationalteacher, 18 Nov 2016.

  1. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Thread Starter AKA phuketbound

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  2. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    As for salary, much higher than most in CM, CM is quite a poorly paid town for teachers so the salary offered is attractive IT. As for smog problems, I lived there for 2 years total in two stints a long time ago, I didn't find it a problem. However, they have had some bad years up there. Was in CM mid March 2014 and was ok but the drive to Mae Hong Son was quite bad in places with several forest fires going on.
    I still think you'd enjoy living there on that salary, it has its pros and cons but overall it was a good experience for me.
    Yep we have a couple of members there now and one who has been there a long time ....maybe they can be of more help.
     
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    Not living or working in Chiang Mai but are there any educational institutions there paying that kind of money?
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Prem International School does and then some for sure
     
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    The smog does get quite bad and sore throats can be expected. However this inconvenience is more than countered by the expat community, available home comforts, transport links, and excellent medical facilities.

    Having said that, I would never live there since it's big, dusty, filled with foreigners, congested but it's nice for a visit
     
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  6. ttompatz

    ttompatz Just another teacher

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    Chiang Rai International School (yes, it is not in CM but it is up north) also pays well.
    I declined an offer at 50k + benefits there.

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  7. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Thread Starter AKA phuketbound

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    Thanks all for the information.

    Yes, I really liked CM when I visited a few times. I don't want to say the school at the moment, but I was wondering those questions and perhaps more will come up in the future.
    The smog can't be anywhere near as bad as it is in Beijing. lol.
     
  8. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Thread Starter AKA phuketbound

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    Indeed! I have a friend working there and she really likes it. I'm envious of her lifestyle.
     
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    Internationalteacher Thread Starter AKA phuketbound

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    Hi Again,

    I was wondering if anyone knew what rents would be like in Chiang Mai for a decent 1 or 2 bedroom? Do they have furnished apartments, and do they cost more?

    Thanks
     
  11. bahn_farang

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    You could try 'Farang Community Chiang Mai City' group on the book of face.
     
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    When was this? Certainly not recently! 5+ years ago the lowest starting salary for qualified teachers was 55 + benefits. I believe new hires do not start for less than 65 + benefits.
     
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    Varies, a decent one bedroom furnished outside of town will run you about 4 or 5k plus elec. In town pretty much anything from 5k and up to suit your budget. You may want to rent a room for a week and spend a few days looking around if you plan on staying for a few months.
     
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    Internationalteacher Thread Starter AKA phuketbound

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    Thanks guys, I'll check into it more. Mind is all over the place right now..lol.
    Having some visa crap issues I'm dealing with in regards to switching jobs in China. Thinking of needing a long vacation soon. lol
     

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