Macau is an independent region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese terrain until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia.”

Ruins of Saint Paul’s

The Ruins of Saint Paul’s are the ruins of a 17th-century Catholic religious complex in Santo António, Macau, China.

A-Ma Temple

Approximately four hundred years ago the Portuguese landed on a sea promontory near a temple. They asked the residents the name of the land, but the locals misinterpreted, thinking that the Portuguese were asking for the name of the temple. So they answered ‘Ma Ge’. Later, the Portuguese translated the name into ‘Macau’ and used it to refer to the land.

Macau Fisherman’s Wharf

Located at Macau’s outer harbour, within a 5-minute walk from the Macau Ferry Terminal and Heliport, this is the largest leisure and themed entertainment complex in Macau Peninsula.


Macanese cuisine is unique to Macau, and consists of a blend of southern Chinese and Portuguese cuisines, with influences from Southeast Asia and the Lusophone world.


Having distinctive dry and wet seasons, Macau’s weather is generally warm and foggy in spring, hot and rainy in summer, cool and clear in autumn, and cold but sunny in winter. The average annual temperature is about 20°C (72°F) and there are about 100 days with high temperatures over 30°C (86°F).


Macau International Airport

Job Type

Positions are available throughout the year in our Monkey Tree English Learning Centres in Macau.

  • 31 working hours per week (including up to 28 teaching hours per week and up to 30 teaching hours during Summer term)
  • Salary: 18 000 – 22 000 MOP per month
  • Rewarding bonus upon contract completion
  • Assistance with obtaining a working permit 16-19 public holidays per year
  • 10 days of paid annual leave
  • Small class sizes (4-8 per class)
  • Fully prepared and tailored curriculum
  • Assistance with finding accommodation
  • Comprehensive training program

Country Facts

Cost of living

-The cost of a combo meal at a fast-food restaurant in Macau starts at 40 MOP and a meal in a local restaurant can cost around 20 MOP. A weekly grocery shop can cost around 1000 MOP.

-Utility costs can be between 330 RMB and 600 RMB per month.

-The cost of a gym membership is around 920 MOP per month.


Between 6,000 HKD and 7,500 HKD per month along with one month of rent as a deposit should you choose dorm living? In some cases, three months of rent is required upfront with a deposit should you wish to find your own apartment.

+ Pros

+ The cost of living in Macau is still oddly cheaper compared to other similar expat hubs in Asia such as Hong Kong and Singapore.

+ The cost of living comparison of Numbeo shows that in all major cost of living indicators such as housing, food, transport, utilities, and purchasing power, Hong Kong and Singapore are significantly higher than Macau.