The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Europe

Interested in teaching in Europe but not sure which country is right for you?

 

Europe is a varied continent, offering lots of different career opportunities for both ESL teachers and certified teachers. That’s why it’s worth doing your homework before you start applying for teaching jobs in Europe

 

Whether you’re looking for teaching jobs in Spain, Italy, France, Turkey or the Czech Republic, our handy table below will help you along in your research. We’ve included details on the 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)
Spain €700 - 1,800 (approx. $750 - 1,950 USD) Paid vacation Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance Lower in rural areas Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid
Italy €900 - 1,600 (approx. $970 - 1,720 USD) Paid vacation Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance Low in rural areas Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence
France €1,400 - 1,700 (approx. $1,490 - 1,800 USD) Paid vacation Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance, housing High in urban areas Paris, as well as smaller cities and rural areas
Turkey $1,000 - 1,800 USD Paid vacation Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance, housing Very low Ankara
Czech Republic 18,000 - 24,000 KC Housing allowance Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance Very low Prague

 

 

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