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To work in Abu Dhabi with an all inclusive salary of AED 22,000/month if you are a family of 4?

Knowing that today 20 April, 2008

1 B/R Flat in Abu Dhabi is AED 85,000 to 120, 000

2 B/R Flat is AED 100,000 to 190,000.

Sharing accomodation is AED 3,500/month

Bedspace is AED 800 to 1,100/month

School Fees for Graders range between AED 8,000 to 15,000

While for upper levels range betwen AED12,000 to 18,000 p.a

Otherwise, how much should it be?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Well, I did some math. Lets say you'll receive a yearly salary of Dhs 22K x12 = 264K, deduct yearly rent of 120K and costs of school fees 10K and 15K, leaves a yearly salary of 119K. Now divide this through 12 and you'll come up with a monthly salary of Dhs10K.

    Now it will depend where you are coming from. These Dhs 10K are taxfree and medical care is provided. Living costs in Abu Dhabi can be cheap depending what and where you buy your groceries. Assuming you'll spend around Dhs 500 weekly for groceries, Dhs 250 flat rate for internet and Dhs 500 for utilities, Dhs 500 on gas, Dhs 250 for phone, leaves you with Dhs 6.500 spending money.

    If you will receive more at home, no it does not make sense to work in the UAE. If you do better here, then stay.

    How much it should be? No idea, just knowing, the more you make the more you spend and at the end of the month you may not have saved any anyway.

    For many people (I am not talking about low wage labours) the aspect of working in a foreign country is not only the money. Many do this also for their courier because for some professions it is an advantage to have experience in a foreign country.

    Take care.

    Source(s): my personal opinion
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  • 1 decade ago

    Ground reality!

    Simply put, you need a lot of money to live anywhere in the UAE whether it is Abu Dhabi, Dubai or any other state as long as Dhs is pegged with the dollar and de-pegging seen nowhere in sight.

    You will be astonished to see Euro is being traded in the heart of New York (and hometown of the dollar) in grocery shops, but here......

    Gone were the days when a simple math (with stable prices from a cup of yogurt to your flat rent or school fee remained stagnant for years) would help you arrive at some decision as these days inflation is eating up all the savings and any calculation seems redundant as grocery to house rents scene are changing with break-neck speed every week. So how can you bank on a claculation or some budget?

    You make some budget, it goes haywire the next week. Am I wrong? It may sound a bit exagerated but this is the ground reality, you agree or not.

    I'm not trying to single out the UAE. It's not only UAE, the same crisis exist all over the world.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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