A lovely tropical island paradise, the Philippines offers plenty of beaches, snorkeling, seafood and biodiversity. The people are known to be friendly, laid back and peace loving. However, due to the high level of English present in the country, it is difficult to secure a well paying EFL position. It takes more time, more dedication, and the pay will be correspondingly lower. On the flip side the cost of living is also quite low. The average salary of an EFL teacher is $400-600US per month. Companies and schools in the Philippines generally do not offer benefits such as airfare or accommodation.