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    Dear Fariba,

    i am a property consultant and would like to shed some light on your question .
    if you are looking to rent an apartment in international ,the rates are from 32k-42k depending on the cluster i.e,china, Persia, Morrow,england, Russia, Spain.....etc and the number of payments .
    for example i have a 1 b/r in Spain which is for 40k in 12 payments and there is the same available in the market for 35 k in 4 payments .
    and once you decide on the rent and # of payments than there is a normal 5% security deposit and 5% agency fees as per law but in this area most of the agents work on round figures like 2k security and 2k agency or 2.5k security or 2.5 k agency it depends.
    after you have confirmed the rent ,security and agency then you will have to sign the contract and apply for a DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authorities)connection,which will be around 1k plus a connection charge 60 AED if it was dis connected .this DEWA deposit and the security deposit to the owner are refundable at the time of vacating the apartment.
    a part from this if you need satellite t.v,internet & telephone connection you will have to subscribe for the package which suites your budget.

    and to add a little bit more definition the major maintenance costs are on the landlords account like the air condition ...etc where as the minor costs of every day usage like the water tab or the light switch ...etc are on the tenant.

    i hope this will give you an idea.

    cheers.

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