‘Lots of young people in Taiwan have to work overtime to be able to earn NT$27,000 a month.’
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A video posted by a foreign YouTuber in Taiwan about the low
average starting salary of local university graduates has resonated with a great number of netizens and garnered 200,000 views in just a week.
Tu Chia (圖佳), a Turkish YouTuber with the account “Best Of Taiwan – 圖佳,” posted a video on June 4 featuring interviews with expatriates in Taiwan on questions about the starting salary for college graduates in their respective countries, and whether they consider the monthly wage of NT$27,000 (US$899) is sufficient for Taiwanese youths to live in Taipei.
Most of those interviewed, spanning nationalities of Japan, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, France, and the U.S., agreed that the amount of NT$27,000 is not enough for youths in their homeland countries to survive due to their relatively high living standards. [FULL STORY]