Mine is level 7 at the moment and it requires 700.000 exp, keep in mind you can only get exp by killing mobs, which is maybe 300-500 per mob at most. There is the challenge log that can give you 15 % worth of exp in total, but that is only once per week.
The final level (for now, 9>10, level cap raise in 2.3) requires something like 1.2-1.4 million exp. It's fcking retarded!
The chocobo grind is real.
Screenshot for ontopic :
Petrified while in holy cast :
is this screenshot thread or FFXIV thread?