What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?
The expats I know either have their own businesses (English teaching, speech therapy, personal training, for example) or are telecommuting (lawyers). Some have found positions within the local economy but few. The local salaries aren't comparable to what they would be in the United States, for example, so it makes more sense, from an economic perspective, to find work that pays in US dollars. - Jul 2019
I don't know of anyone who works on the local economy. - Jun 2015
Well if you teach English you'll be in great demand! There are probably a lot of companies looking for native English speakers as well. - Jan 2015
No. - Aug 2011
Not unless you are a teacher. Also, wages are much lower here, so if you do find a local job with an NGO, don't expect a great salary. Avg salary for a professional is $1200 USD month. - May 2011
Not really. If you want to work here, it is best if you are starting your own business or are tranfered here by your company. There are some teaching English jobs but they are competitive and don't pay enough. If you are bi-lingual & have specialized skills (IT, advanced degrees, etc) there are more options. - Jul 2008