More than 20 years living in America, I wanted to write one short essay on the life of the Asian Americans, based on personal experience. If what I wrote here is not as you think, would you sympathize. I only write the truth about Asian American women and men, girls or guys, of family, work, lifestyle, etc. The reason I write this is because there are thousands of Asian singles who signed up at our online dating service, who are from Asia like Japan, Singapore, Korea, China, Philippines, Thai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, and etc, asked about life in America. Even if you are planning to find a girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife in the U.S., and want to know about true life in the USA, this article is for you.
I want to say to this, for it is very accurate with Asian Americans here. In the U.S., people usually worry to pay rent, insurance, food and other living things bending. There are many people who work extra hours to make more money to support themselves and their family. Since there are many stores that are open 24 hours a day basis, such as Walmart, McDonald, etc. Most Asian people in the United States owe a home mortgage. This means that they can pay a down payment from 3% to 99%, then they pay monthly to the bank, up to 15 or 30 years. The food does not cost you much but the medical insurance is extremely important so I would recommend you to buy health insurance because the hospital is very expensive. This is one of the important things that an Asian American should do.
Education In US
In the U.S., students from grades K-1-12 is 100% free. Students do not pay any fees, only the cost of daily meals in cafeteria in school. If students whose parents are poor, the government will provide free lunch every day. The bus will drive to a centered place that is close to the home of each student and take them to the school. After school, the bus will drop them off at the same place. There are also many parents who send their children to school by themselves. The school sometimes take students to field trips to help them see real things that relate to what they learn, such as farms, museums, White house, and so on. Generally speaking, I have to say that education in US is the best that I have never seen in other places.
College and Universities
When you go to college, every student can borrow money from the government, with very low interest rates for students. After graduation, they can pay back. Good students with high scores in High School, they have scholarship to study 100% free in university.
Jobs and Income
Minimum wage for each job category depends on each state. US States where the standard of living is low, the minimum income is also low. Three states with the most Asian women and men residing, California ($ 8.00 per hour), Washington ($ 9.04 per hour) and Texas ($ 7.25 per hour). This means that if you live in the state of California, no matter what job you take, the company must pay you $ 8.00 dollars per hour worked. This is the minimum wage set by the government.
The income of new graduate students is also subject to skills and qualifications of each person. In 2012, salary for accounting major is about $ 40,000 the first year ($ 3,500 per month) and salary for computer programmer is about $ 50,000 one year ($ 4,200 per month). Each year, they increase from 2 to 10%.
I just want to share with you about real lifestyle in America based on my own experience. If you are planning to migrate to the United States of America, then you should know about this. It is very different from Asia. Asian people in US are busy and most of them have to work to pay for bills. To tell you the truth, when you come here, your children will have bright future, because the education program in America, for me, is the best. Asian American People are busy, this is the true.
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