I had a conversation that lasted some minutes with a former collegue. We both worked as the chief translators in the company. She’s been married for about ten years with a very cute boy and an even cuter girl.
She told me it costs less than US$90 to employ a driver or home-maid in Cebu, a city in Philippinnes. She moved there with her two children in June. Rented a big house that costs nearly US$900 a month which could cost US$10,000 if it were in Seoul. She runs a business of construction and car rentals and also teaches English to South Korean visitors. A multinational farmily firm is what she calls it.
It costs more than US$1,000 a month to employ a driver or a maid where I live. I know many people who are overpaid who usually does nothing in any day but receives US$4,000 a month but there are probably more underpaid people in this world than overpaid people.