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Not far fetched at all...

My current monthly RETIREMENT income is over 175,000php, so for a working salary, I would want much more.

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Well obviously we live under very different circumstances. What you get in retirement income is about what I would make if I went back to Sweden and did the same job there that I do in Latvia now. And that would be considered a quite good salary there. Not to argue in vain, I won't be working in Phillipines anyway, but if I did I would expect to get payed less than in Sweden.

But then again, I guess it all depends on why you wna't to go somewhere. I would not be going to make a lot of money or to retire. I would have gone there, planning on staying a couple of years. To experience a new culture and country.

As it went, I got an offer to work in Lisbon instead with much higher pay and benefits. But who knows maybe someday I'll go to Manila as well.

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Why don't you take a little vacation, between your job transfers and visit here for a couple of weeks?

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Not far fetched at all...

My current monthly RETIREMENT income is over 175,000php, so for a working salary, I would want much more.

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That's pretty close to what I make here in the UK as an engineer, take home, so I don't think I will be moving to Sweden anytime soon. I would expect to live very well out in the province on my retirement income which is likely to be just under half of that, but if I was working in Manila 175k doesn't look too far out.

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That's pretty close to what I make here in the UK as an engineer, take home, so I don't think I will be moving to Sweden anytime soon. I would expect to live very well out in the province on my retirement income which is likely to be just under half of that, but if I was working in Manila 175k doesn't look too far out.
I meant that 3 times 90 k php was around what an engineer or a doctor in Sweden made, not 90k php. Which seems to correspond well with what your making after taxes? Anywho, I'm neither a doctor nor an engineer, those salarys are not being offered to me anywhere.

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I am amazed at how low the salaries you are talking about...even for an engineer.

My sister who is still working in the USA is a High School Math teacher and is making the equilivent of 312,000php monthly and she says that is low for her skills.

When I was working, friends on mine were making $100,000 or more per year for just selling cars or houses.

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With the job I was offered they don't really have the choice of hiring locals. Not too many (although I'm sure there are a few) swedish/scandinavian-speaking Filipinos available which was a requirement for that job. I'm pretty confident everything about the job was legit, I just wasn't too happy with the pay.
My two concern's were the cost of living and a bonafide job so thanks for the reply but sure wish you'd kept up the post, ahh still would have been a good deal I think.

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I am amazed at how low the salaries you are talking about...even for an engineer.

My sister who is still working in the USA is a High School Math teacher and is making the equilivent of 312,000php monthly and she says that is low for her skills.

When I was working, friends on mine were making $100,000 or more per year for just selling cars or houses.

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With the risk of going of topic... You can't really compare US salaries with Swedish ones (and I suspect this goes for many parts pf western europe) given how much is payed for or atleast heavily subsidized by the government. Healthcare, childcare, higher education and so on is all payed for via taxes in Sweden and "free" for the citizens. It's not in the US. As I have some familiarity with High School teacher salaries in Sweden in being one myself (or at least I used to be) I can tell you that the average pretax salary for a high school teacher is about 30k swedish kronor, or about 3500 usd per month. After taxes maybe 2500 usd. You're genarally well paid in the US, but you also have alot more expenses. Which system is better I wouldn't know.
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My two concern's were the cost of living and a bonafide job so thanks for the reply but sure wish you'd kept up the post, ahh still would have been a good deal I think.
They actually tried to up the offer a little a couple of days ago, which for some reason coincided with me posting here again

For now I'm bound for Lisbon for a while but hopefully I might do a year in Manila in the future. There are Swedes working at the company and surviving on that salary so I'm sure it's possible, my questions were more to see how much I would have to sacrifice to make it work. But I got some insight in how low swedish wages are compared to american pensions instead

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They actually tried to up the offer a little a couple of days ago, which for some reason coincided with me posting here again

For now I'm bound for Lisbon for a while but hopefully I might do a year in Manila in the future. There are Swedes working at the company and surviving on that salary so I'm sure it's possible, my questions were more to see how much I would have to sacrifice to make it work. But I got some insight in how low swedish wages are compared to american pensions instead
The military or government pensions are much better as compared to somebody that has retired from the civilian sector. After one year of living here you wouldn't want to leave that's the honest truth so there's another factor you didn't weigh in on and that would have been relationships the girls really do like us here.

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With the risk of going of topic... You can't really compare US salaries with Swedish ones (and I suspect this goes for many parts pf western europe) given how much is payed for or atleast heavily subsidized by the government. Healthcare, childcare, higher education and so on is all payed for via taxes in Sweden and "free" for the citizens. It's not in the US. As I have some familiarity with High School teacher salaries in Sweden in being one myself (or at least I used to be) I can tell you that the average pretax salary for a high school teacher is about 30k swedish kronor, or about 3500 usd per month. After taxes maybe 2500 usd. You're genarally well paid in the US, but you also have alot more expenses. Which system is better I wouldn't know.
Good to know information.

Thanks for the insight.

And good luck with the new job.

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