single female need to know about housing/living expenses
single female need to know about housing/living expenses
i am in the negotiation stage of my working contract - they are offering 1 month free rent plus a moving bonus - but only 10% on what i currently earn - which according to my research on housing leaves me short to even pay the rent for a year.
any advise would be highly appreciated - trying to make an educated decision about moving.......
21 Feb 2007, 11:24
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Rental in Dubai is very expensive, min 85k per year for a 1 bed apt, plus u will need to furnish it. you will definately need a car as the public transport isnt very good at mo. there is a metro rail in constuction but is way off completion.
you will need a good salary to come over here and you should negotiate flight and medical.
below are just the costs that one will entailed before u even get started here and yearly outlays as follows;
- immediate relocation:hotel expenses till u find apartment/house- average dhs 500/-night +food/weekly-dhs 300/- should be fine + taxis/transport-dhs 350/-plus or buses cheaper option probaly dhs100/- max.
- once moved in, housing i.e; apartments 1 bedroom starts at AED/dhs 85,000/- plus depending on area.
- furnishing:- dhs 15,000/-minimum
- utilities:- dhs 1000 installation & about dhs 600/- monthly for dewa.
- tel/mobile/cable/internet:- dhs 1000/-plus installation & about dhs 600/-plus monthly.
- grocery:- dhs 500-1000/-monthly.
- car loan & insurance:- dhs 2000/-monthly for a normal japanese model car/american sedan car.
- petrol:- dhs 500-700/-monthly.
- insurance medical:- dhs 300/-monthly.
- social expenses at hotels,takeaways,dining out:- dhs 1,500/-plus or less monthly depending on lifestyle.
- schooling for kids:- starts at dhs 1,000/-monthly for normal nurseries/schools to dhs 4,000/-monthly for medium&higher standard ones.
the above is standard breakup for couple,with or without a child.
do contact me for further assistance into relocating into dubai.
Currently I am working in Saudia on 4500 Saudi Riyals ( Currency almost same as compare to Dhms ) Recently I got a offer in Dubai on 6000 Dhms. What do you people think when one is better? My 1500Sr differnce will compensate housing difference. What should I do? I am totally confused. Fahad
well. dubai has more to do interms of thing to do or entertainment.also laws are more lax, but it is a muslim country, guess both are!
well it depends if ur single u cld take up sharing accomadtion & reduce cost. probably u cld save dhs 3000/-(sharing rent dubai dhs 1200 + transport/car/petrol: dhs 1200 + food expenses:dhs 500 + mobile:dhs 200).
depends also again what industry ur working in and scope of same...
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I am making considerably more than the 6000-10000/month that many of these discussions are surrounding - in Dubai rent alone will start at 66,000 per annum, food is very inexpensive, and as a single I wouldn't come here for less than 10,000 a month . . . thats only the USD equiv. of $32,608 per annum. Given the fact that there is no tax here it is the US equiv of $41,086, but that kind of money doesn't go far here . . . unless you want to room with many others in a crowded flat, consider what you are likely to earn, what you are likely to save, what you are likely to spend . . .
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Dear Sir ,
I got one one offer of dubai based company they offer me 10000 ADE BUT THE BREAKUP OF SALARY is strange like basic 4000
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let me know what is this
I got a job offer from dubai at AED 10,000 per month. Is it enough amount to live and save. If yes, how much can i save, after all my expenses. I am worried, as i have to take decision at the earliest possible. please suggest me at my email address
Could you tell me are there any ways to seek a job in Dubai?Amd are there any websites that I could find the chances through them?
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hi! we might move to Dubai. where is the best place to live that is close to ammenities. I know the traffic can be bad, but what would be the best bet that's kinda kid friendly at the same time. Is it nice in Jumeira area or the Marina?
dont think for dubai. its sinking like titanic and blood sucking city.6000 is not enough with family for a decent life in dubai.i am geting 9000 in dubai and if i get an offer from saudi for 6000 i would prefer to be there. if you find any position in sales and marketing plese get back to me at