Teach English in Egypt

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Teaching, Language & TEFL Jobs in Egypt

Guide to Teaching in Egypt

If you are looking to experience life in a country which has recently been through a historic period in its history and has a bright future ahead then you might really enjoy living and teaching in Egypt. Expect culture and lots of places to visit in your spare time, Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and seeing the Pyramids is a must. There’s a recognised demand for English in Egypt, it’s a great time to relocate if you want to teach English as a foreign language. 

Many graduates take a year out after their studies before following their career path, a lot of them try to see more of the world by finding work as a language teacher in a foreign country like Egypt. Some don’t just stay for a year, though: they stay indefinitely and even set up their own language school, thiis country will appeal to you if you are looking to experience a totally different culture. 

Egypt is home to the stunning Pyramids of Giza – one of the most important archaeological sites on earth as well as one of the most famous tourist attractions, and a definite inclusion on any ‘must-see’ list – this is a country where ancient history mixes with the present everywhere you go. From the busy, bustling streets of Cairo to the splendour of the Nile, the amazing sights of ancient Luxor and the many other sites of historic interest, teaching jobs in Egypt invariably offer an experience like no other. There is so much to take in, and so much choice, that it can take months of living and working here to fully experience the land of the pharaohs.


Where to Find Teaching Jobs in Egypt

You can find English teaching jobs in places like:

  • Alexandria
  • Cairo
  • Dahab
  • Sharm El Sheik


Best Time to Find ESL Employment in Egypt

All year round with most recruiters hiring in January and September.


What is Included in Job Packages

Most jobs will not include airfare, accommodation and meals. Also it will be difficult to find a job with paid holidays. If you are a single female is it worth considering if Egypt is a good destination for you, there is a culture in this region where jobs are usually given to men.


Cost of Living

The general low cost of living in Egypt makes it easier to manage your personal finance, leaving you to reap the full rewards from your teaching job. The general cost of living is fairly low in Egypt for TEFL teachers. Electricity bills, for instance, cost roughly the equivalent of $15 per month and petrol prices are reasonably low. Eating out is also affordable and cheaper than teaching English in Israel or other nearby countries.



Wages are usually lower in Egypt compared to other countries in the Middle East like Dubai but they are usually the highest in North Africa. Expect around 5,000- 12,000 Egyptian Pounds (EGP) per month this is around £500 ($700). Leading private lessons pays the best and even in these turbulent times there are still lots of jobs on offer.

Also don’t forget when you’re making a living from teaching you will have to manage your personal finances while you’re out there as well. This includes your tax affairs and coping with the general cost of living. Businesses that are based in Egypt must pay tax on all of their worldwide income, with a corporation tax on all company profits. They must file their tax return within four months of the end of the tax year. If you live in Egypt for more than 183 days per year, you must pay income tax. This is as much as 25% on income over 10 million Egyptian pounds per year. Register there as a resident for tax purposes to avoid double taxation. 



Please check latest travel advice before departing or e-mail us for advice about teaching English abroad in Egypt.


How to Get a TEFL Job in Egypt

Remember that even though you’ve come to teach English, you should also learn the local language. This is not only a sign of respect: it will allow you to become more familiar with the culture and build up a rapport with Arabic-speaking people. So if you’re planning to teach English or even start up your own language school out in Egypt, prepare by studying for TEFL qualification in Egypt and learning some Arabic to help your venture run smoothly. Also set up a bank account to help manage your business’s finances more comfortably. 


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