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Hi Friends,

Got a job offer as Fin Analyst with 20,000AED pm.

Trying to find out the latest current cost of living and unable to find anything recent. Will be really grateful if you all can help me in finding it out.

Want to know the following costs per month (2 adults + 1 child 2yrs):

1) House rental (atleast 2bedroom)(furnished or unfurnished)
2) Cost of furnishing if needed
3) Electricity/Water/Municipal Tax
4) Telephone/Mobile/Cable TV
5) Car rental or lease or loan repayment amt
6) Fuel cost
7) Food expenses - Grocery, Gas etc.
8) Children's education (kindergarten)

I will really appreciate if someone can help me be giving these details or provide me the links of sites where I can get concrete figures and not general views.

Also please mention any other issues/costs that I need to take into account to relocate to Dubai.

Thank you all in advance,

Have a great day,



  • Unis Ahmed

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    Hi Melanie,

    To start with the kids schooling, dubai has the best school's available. It can be a bit costly depending on the school ranking but its not too expensive.
    Links to diff school's:

    Once you work in Dubai, they wont require visa. Any british passport holder can get there visa on arrival for a period of one month.

    your partner can come on visit and if he can get a job here and start living with you thts not a problem at all. you can get married later in future.

    Average Monthly Salary matching your search criteria

    Average Monthly Salary Sales-manager in UAE

    AED 16,719

    In United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) as of Jun 2011

    There are alot of communities in dubai and u can live anywhere u wish and they are also not expensive... a 3 bedroom with hall, swimming pool, kids playing area, back yard. community villa wil cost you 80k a year to 100k in a neighbourhood of your own people.

    I hope this helps :) hope to see you in Dubai some day :)


  • Unis Ahmed

    posted by  in Dubai forum 


    10k is a very good offer and u can live peacefully as u are single. there are alot of afordable places in dubai.

    good luck

  • syed ali


    posted by  syed ali in Dubai forum 

    hi ,
    i got an offer with a gros salary package of 8000 dhs in bur dubai. what are the minimum savings with this salary . I am too bad when it comes to spending :(
    please advise .

  • Go to vikas Kumar's profile

    cost of living in Dubai

    posted by  vikas Kumar in Dubai forum 

    Hi Everyone,

    I am a software engineer and having 3yrs of experience in PL/SQL development and i got an offer of 10kAED PM without accommodation, Transport and food. Is it a gud offer?
    I am single. Please let me know how much saving can i make.


  • Moving to Dubai

    posted by Deleted user in Dubai forum 

    Hi Everyone
    I have just joined his site and have a few questions if anyone can help me out?

    Firstly I have done as much research as I can through the internet and I have a few concerns..

    I have two small children aged 3 yrs and 2 yrs what is the education system really like - am I better to negioate in a package schooling for the children - also any ideas how much education is?

    I also have two older children 21 yrs and 18 yrs - they are studying in the UK - should I get them on my visa or do they need to live me with in order to do that?

    My partner and I arent married - is this going to be a problem??

    What is the average salary of a sales manager with 14 years exeprience - this tends to range dramatically and I cant seem to get an average?

    Also I have read there are communities around the city in which are ideal for families - any websites I could look at?

    Any feedback gratefully accepted.........


  • Go to sandeep yelamarty's profile

    posted by  in Dubai forum 


    Iam sandeep from india.I want to know regarding a offer i got is it good or not.Iam having 4 years of experience i got a offer for 7500AED
    with no acc or transport or food.Is it ok with this salary i can survive and save some thing should i accept this offer please help me.Im a software engineer in mumbai currently working with polaris.Got offer in dubai through a consultancy wto citibank dubai.Please all give me ur suggestions should i accept this offer or not.Thanks,

  • Unis Ahmed

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    Hi there,

    i just went through the post and i think u can find a better job in dubai then 7k. every company in dubai wants to get employees for the cheapst cost and being a private sector there are very few with leget promises.

    you can contact me anytime and i will help u.


  • posted by  in Dubai forum 

    it is not aesy to live in Duabi with this Salary , Home rental in Dubai s more than other City , it is around 50 tp 60 K AED so u can live in Sharja or Ajman @ 25 to 40 000 AED
    life in dubai is very good ,

  • Rajesh kumar

    pls help

    posted by  Rajesh kumar in Dubai forum 

    hi guys,
    i am looking for SAP BASIS job in dubai or abu dhabhi and also have 6.5 years of experience. so please let me know whom to contact or send the consultancy contact details. so it will be more helpful.


  • Go to Vishal Kumar's profile

    posted by  in Dubai forum 


    i got a offer of 1800 USD means 6752 AED /pm offer as a IT Professional in dubai.
    this excludes housing and cab facility by company........ i.e[ housing(1300) + cab () + salary (1800).. ] = overall package.

    is it good.... ? or how much i should ask them if housing and cab is free.... as it is now ..?

    please help me.....

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