Most teaching positions in Bolivia are volunteer positions, but some teachers with TEFL certification and teaching experience can find paid work. For unpaid positions, housing is often provided and sometimes a stipend is given for living expenses.
The wages for paid positions are generally between 2,000 and 4,000 bolivianos, or between $400 and $600 USD per month, with most contracts lasting from 6 months to 1 year.
While the wages don’t seem very high, the cost of living is very, very low in Bolivia. For instance, housing can be found even in larger cities for just $100 to $200 per month, and groceries often cost just a few dollars. However, even with a low cost of living, most English teachers are not able to save money each month. This means that Bolivia is a destination which suits teachers with savings, and those who are comfortable with breaking even each month.