PRODUCT COSTS IN MOST POPULAR LOCATIONS

[Updated: 16/06/2017]

How much does it cost for an EP to go on exchange with GT/GE? Here is the most popular locations and the initial expenses, pricing from 2016. Note that initial expense will vary based on countries and cities within a country. Data presented below is collected by interviewing returnees, embassy visa policy & flight ticket price on SkyScanner.

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Check out comparison of living costs by countries here

I. Global Talent

Initial expenses = 1-way flight ticket + Visa application cost + 1st month living cost (Before receiving 1st month salary, including house renting, transportation, food) + house deposit (usu. 2-3 months of renting)

1. Taiwan (Taipei) (Price updated in 2016)

  • Flight ticket: 90 – 150 USD
  • Visa application cost: N/A
  • 1st month living cost: 530 USD (Details check here)
  • House deposit (2 months): 500 USD

Sum:

2. Japan (Tokyo)

  • Flight ticket: 230 – 300 USD
  • Visa Application cost: 29 USD (650 000 VND)
  • 1st month living cost: 958 – 1049 USD (Details check here)
  • House Deposit: N/A

Sum:

3. Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Flight ticket: 40 – 50 USD
  • Visa Application cost: 63 USD (might be refunded by the company)
  • 1st month living cost: 470 – 500 USD (House renting: 190 – 220 USD, food + transportation: 280 USD)
  • House deposit (2 month deposit):  380 – 440 USD

Sum:  953 – 1053 USD

4. India (Mumbai)

  • Flight ticket: 200 – 300 USD
  • Visa Application cost: 170 USD (must work with agency, no self-apply)
  • 1st month living cost: N/A
  • House Deposit: 400 – 520 USD

Sum:

5. Germany (Darmstadt/Magdeburg)

  • Flight ticket: 480 – 600 EUR
  • Visa Application cost: 60 EUR
  • 1st month living cost: 420 – 520 EUR
  • House deposit (2 month deposit): 400 – 600 EUR

Sum: 1360 – 1780 EUR

I. Global Entrepreneur

Initial expenses = 2-way flight ticket + Visa application cost + 2-3 month living cost

1.Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Flight ticket: 70 – 90 USD
  • Visa Application cost: N/A
  • Living Cost: 280 USD (Food: 8 – 10 RM per meal, Transportation: 4 RM per commute)

Sum: 800 – 900 USD

2. India (Mumbai)

  • Flight ticket: 400 – 450 USD
  • Visa Application cost: 170 USD
  • Living Cost: N/A

Sum:

3. Indonesia (Maluku project of 3 months) (Details check here) – Price provided my MC Indonesia

  • Flight ticket: 195 USD (From Vietnam to Jakarta) + 300 USD (From Jakarta to Maluku)
  • Visa Application cost: 50 USD
  • Visa extension Cost: 27 USD
  • Return flight ticket for visa extension: 300 USD
  • Living Cost: 372 USD

Sum: 1244 USD

4. Egypt (standard 2 months)

  • Flight ticket: 1000 – 1200 USD
  • Visa Application cost: 35 USD (multiple entries)
  • Living Cost: 450 – 550 USD
  • Travelling: extra 400 – 800 USD for trips outside the city

Sum: 1885 – 2185 USD

5. Czech Republic

  • Flight ticket: 850 – 1100 USD
  • Visa Application cost [Schengen Visa – free for student]: 70 USD
  • Living Cost: 500 – 600 USD/month, 1200 USD for 2 months (eat outside)
  • Travelling: 300 USD (standard 3 day travelling to nearby country: Poland)

Sum: 2220 – 2670 USD

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