Job Prospects & Pay:
English teachers in Buenos Aires schools earn competitive salaries, often in professional and friendly school atmospheres. Teachers are usually provided with a variety of useful resources which would be envied farther north, from books and videos to audiovisual equipment.
Students in Buenos Aires are often adults and professionals who need to learn English for their careers. This makes for very motivated students who are eager to learn and rewarding to teach. Many English classes in Buenos Aires are quite small; 1-4 students.
Teachers in Buenos Aires normally are paid by the hour, and some institutes also offer travel stipends for in-company classes held at the offices of business executives. Peak hiring season is March through August. Teachers wishing to supplement their income are usually able to teach private classes outside of school hours. The cost of living in Buenos Aires is generally low, with rent for a furnished apartment around $300-$500 while a full 3-course lunch goes for about $5.
The Chart below offers some APPROXIMATE information about average teacher salaries and costs of living in Argentina. Salaries can vary based on specific assignments. Living expenses and Discretionary Cash can vary widely based on lifestyle and spending practices of individuals. (Monthly figures in US$ equivalents, based on 10-12 month commitment)