Moving to Macau
Moving to Macau
Essential Info for Macau
Population: Over 6 millions
Neighbouring Cities and Countries: (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Guangdong province)
Geography: Macau is a tiny area of 29 square kilometers being located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, China. It consists of the Macao Peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane, which are .
Political System: Democracy
Major Religions: Taoism, Buddhism, and Christianity
Main Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese and English
Currency: Macanese pataca (MOP) USD Exchange rate 8.0956
International Dialing Code: +853
Weather: 4 Seasons
(Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn)
Macau is known as the Las Vegas in Asia for a lot of gambling places. As the former Portuguese colony, cultural influences from China, Western countries, and Portugal are noticeable in its architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community, and shape Macau to be a world-class tourist destination.
Cost of Living:
Transport and Driving: Public transport (TAXI) (BUS) (FERRY) are the main forms of public transport. Alight rail system is currently under construction. Bus services are frequent and inexpensive. There are no railways in Macau, but a light railway is currently under construction. Generally, Macau suffers from traffic jams. Thus, most people find that it is quicker to go to wherever destination on foot and/or by bicycle. Externally, it is just a short ferry ride to Hong Kong.
Accommodation: Housing in Macau is notoriously expensive for local people. Some residents are choosing to buy a flat in Hong Kong, where investment return are twice of those in Macau. Others are buying in neighboring provinces on the Chinese mainland. However, the apartments in Macau cost the similar price with Hong Kong for renting a little larger sized unit.
Taxation: Tax rates in Macau are significantly lower than the other developed Asia Pacific countries. This benefit extends to citizens and foreigners who work in Macau. Foreigners usually cannot become citizens but they can gain residency by investing 3 million MOP in the local economy. Residents are not taxed on foreign earnings but income from Macanese companies. The first 144,000 MOP earning is exempt from personal taxation, after which the top tier is taxed at 12%. Non-resident rates are identical to residents' rates of taxation, but they are subject to a 5% minimum tax rate.
Requirements for NET Teachers in MACAU
Degree/ High School diploma holder from major English Speaker countries
TESOL/ TEFL certificate
performing arts background is an advantage
Salary depends on qualification and teaching experience
Work only in schools