I'm teaching English at an international school in Hanoi, Vietnam. Right now we're in summer school, teaching 15 hours per week. For this, we earn $1200 per month. I've been happy earning that much because I'm a newer teacher, I like not working full time for now, and my living costs are about $500/month, which includes paying $45 car insurance on a car I left back home in the states, average $50/month for visas, and about $225 rent and utilities.
Some of us have been offered jobs teaching full time for the school year, including me and a couple other teachers. The offer is $2000/month, which is admittedly low for full time teaching, but one of my co-workers was complaining that she would have to give up her apartment and her dog if she made "only" $2000/month. How is it even possible to spend that much in Hanoi?!?!