Though many of my questions seem to have a consensus answer (ie, best to find teaching work there rather than in advance) one that seems to have wildly conflicting answers is how much one might need to spend in a month in HCMC.
Some sources say I can comfortably live on around 500USD/month while others insist between 2,000-3,000USD is needed. If I'm looking at bus & bicycle for transportation, affordable local meals in the 1-3USD range (if that), minimal other spending besides perhaps insurance costs, can I find living accommodations for 50-200USD? I'm really not looking to have every amenity most homes might have here in Wisconsin, some form of air conditioning and a somewhat convenient access to the internet is all the luxury I need really. Ideally my target is to save around 500/month. If I can make between 1100-1500 as a teacher, this should be plenty to live and save off of, but I'm curious from first hand experience where the kinks in my plan may be.
Mainly I just don't want to arrive and not be prepared to survive on what I'm able to start with (which will not be much at all).
Thanks in advance, looking forward to learning more!