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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,



  • posted by  in Dubai forum 

    HI ,
    how are you ?
    Hope all r ok at your end

    7500 AED :
    If it is in Dubai then it is not Ok , Home rental fees is very High in Dubai comparing with others , you ahve to pay 3000 AED for Bed Space , this mean with other 2 .

    Transportation is good in dubai if u will use metro .

    the good thing is you can get good chance in other company after 1 year .

  • naturewalker SG

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    I will pm some info.

  • Vanessa Mendes

    posted by  in Dubai forum 


    Thank you very much for your answer.

    I guess my biggest problem is that I have the most interest in working in Dubai or Qatar and since I don't have any professional or personal contact there is being really complicated.

    Can you please provide me any job seeker website good for foreingers?


    Vanessa Mendes

  • Go to Llenubian Magweni's profile

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    Personally I think that is not enough for your skills.
    With that amount you can survive not live. Not good for saving. Unless the hotel offers you meals and accommodation then you will be set.

    Things are very costly. Rentals in the nice areas is close to buying a house cash in mostly countries.
    I have found that in supermarkets prices I would are OK not cheap. Restaurants for a family or 2-4 friends outing/meal be ready to send $300 not over the top meal.

    Fantastic modern city, very good for raising kids without worry of crime, expensive.

  • Vanessa Mendes

    JOB OFFER = 7.500 AED/month

    posted by  Vanessa Mendes in Dubai forum 


    I was offered a job as a Tours Executive at a travel agency in Dubai.
    Salary is 7.500 AED/month. No benefits.
    I speak 7 languages, I am graduated in Management and I also have a Master in Strategy and another one in Hotel Management. 9 years experience in tourism company. Last job: Project Manager for a tourism company in Portugal.
    I'm 27 and going alone.
    I would have to have the opinion of someone living in Dubai. I guess this kind of money isn't enough not even to survive but the company is arguing it is good money.
    Is it possible to live decently + save money with this kind of salary??

    I would really appreciate an answer since I have to give some answer as quickly as posible.

    Thank you very much.


  • posted by  in Dubai forum 

    i would stay in europe like i am now if i read this.
    rental =my flat next to the beach( north sea newport belgium) 300euro /month for 3 bedrooms + nice american kitchen+bathroom
    car= companycar + free tankcards from my boss
    childrens education= free coz i'm local here
    food= about 200 euro/month depends how chic you want to eat
    internet-mobile-tv cabel= 40 euro/month

    now i think its more cheaper then in uae to live.

    by the way i live near the border of france and the uk (good for shopping)

  • posted by  in Dubai forum 

    hi dear,

    how are u doing.. hope everthin is ok..

    1) House rental (atleast 2bedroom)(furnished or unfurnished)
    inside the city 5000-7000 AED unfurnished..

    2) Cost of furnishing if needed
    it depends.. 10000 AED min..

    3) Electricity/Water/Municipal Tax
    if AC is central will be around 400 AED if not so it will cost around 800 AED

    4) Telephone/Mobile/Cable TV
    I can not help on this.. any way internet connection 4MB cost 399 + tv cable

    5) Car rental or lease or loan repayment amt
    Monthly if its 2010 model rent will be 1800 AED min for Civic, corolla..
    so i think its better to get ur driving license and to buy a new brand car on payment bases..

    6) Fuel cost
    90 AED = 500 km in average

    7) Food expenses - Grocery, Gas etc.
    2000 - 4000 AED

    8) Children's education (kindergarten)
    sorry still single..

    hope this info. will help u..

    best Regards

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