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paying off debt in cambo?

 
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nchannah



Joined: 07 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:06 am    Post subject: paying off debt in cambo? Reply with quote

I understand that the money in Cambodia isn't great, but I am very frugal (ok, a tightwad) and willing to forego boozing it up on a regular basis - would it be possible to pay off $200-300 every month?
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Montanaland



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: 1000 Reply with quote

From what folks are saying... it would be super tight if your mo income is at $1000 tops.
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AdrianG4



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If accommodation is provided, sure.
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nchannah



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.
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tefl peasant



Joined: 09 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need or want to pay off debt do NOT go to Cambodia.

the pay is low. About $9 us per hour.

And you do not want to know why your fellow "teachers" are working there.

It's the bottom of the barrel for teaching.

Go to Korea.
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deessell2



Joined: 11 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tefl peasant wrote:
If you need or want to pay off debt do NOT go to Cambodia.

Agreed. You don't come to Cambodia for the money.

the pay is low. About $9 us per hour.

You can make double that per hour if you have the experience.


And you do not want to know why your fellow "teachers" are working there.

It's the bottom of the barrel for teaching.

Really? I'm here because I like living here and the students are my favourite in Asia. Please don't tar us all with the same brush!

Go to Korea.

If you want a soulless experience
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nchannah



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to Korea, will never go back...worst time of my life...
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Steinmann



Joined: 17 Mar 2009
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Location: In the frozen north

PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nchannah wrote:
Been to Korea, will never go back...worst time of my life...


Nota bene.
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Skyblue2



Joined: 04 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdrianG4 wrote:
If accommodation is provided, sure.

Which it never is in Cambodia.

Cambodia:

* No accommodation (ever)
* Hourly pay (usually), meaning no cash at holidays and term breaks
* Taxes introduced in the past 18 months, meaning 10% of salary is lost
* Inflation that has resulted in cost of living increasing 50% in past few years

No place to go to save money, but if you live like a monk, and get lucky getting hours, you might be able to get $200 a month in savings (some months).

The danger is that you will then run into a holiday, or lose a class or two for some reason, and you will blow all your savings. If you NEED savings, go somewhere else. If you HAVE savings, go to Cambodia.
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steinmann wrote:
nchannah wrote:
Been to Korea, will never go back...worst time of my life...


Nota bene.


Sigh, It differs. You can't say that a country is bad because some people don't like it. I personally HATE Peru, but there are those out there that Love it. I don't understand them, but that's their choice. For me, I happen to LOVE Korea.
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Steinmann



Joined: 17 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

naturegirl321 wrote:
Steinmann wrote:
nchannah wrote:
Been to Korea, will never go back...worst time of my life...


Nota bene.


Sigh, It differs. You can't say that a country is bad because some people don't like it. I personally HATE Peru, but there are those out there that Love it. I don't understand them, but that's their choice. For me, I happen to LOVE Korea.


Excellent point. One should probably make up one's own mind about a place. Good call.
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beenthere96-2005



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
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Location: St Louis

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steinmann wrote:
naturegirl321 wrote:
Steinmann wrote:
nchannah wrote:
Been to Korea, will never go back...worst time of my life...


Nota bene.


Sigh, It differs. You can't say that a country is bad because some people don't like it. I personally HATE Peru, but there are those out there that Love it. I don't understand them, but that's their choice. For me, I happen to LOVE Korea.


Excellent point. One should probably make up one's own mind about a place. Good call.



Indeed. The OP just asked if he could earn a certain amount a month.

Others opinions of the place were non responsive.
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