The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Central and South America

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Central and South America

Got your eye on teaching jobs in Central or South America?

The appeal is understandable - Latin America is one of the most beautiful places in the world, offering a wide opportunity for travel. Bonus: there’s a high demand for teachers across all subjects and grade levels.

To help you hit the ground running in your job search, we’ve put together a quick comparison chart on teaching in Mexico, Brazil or Argentina, including average teacher salary, benefits, typical start-up costs, cost of living, as well as the most popular areas to find teaching jobs in each country.

Country Average Teacher Salary Benefits Start-up Costs Cost of Living Teaching job hot spots (urban/rural)
Mexico 12,000 MXN Housing allowance, health insurance Airfare, initial daily expenses, housing Very low Mexico City
Brazil 1,000 - 4,000 BRL Housing allowance Airfare, initial daily expenses Low Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, as well as rural areas
Argentina 2,600 - 10,400 ARS Assistance with finding housing Airfare, housing, initial daily expenses Very low Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Mar de Plata, as well as rural areas

 

 

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