Thanks for your replies...
We are shipping our goods and car.
Company will pay health insurance.
I am HOPING my teaching job will provide tuition assistance for at least 2 of the kids.
Husband would be making around 43,000 dhs month + my teaching salary lets say 9,000 = 52,000.
We are frugal. Main reason we are looking to move is to be closer to my husband's ME family (in a neighboring country), where kids can learn language and know their aunts and uncles and grandma as opposed to seeing them once every 10 years. I would not consider this otherwise because it seems crazy. We are not looking for the holiday lifestyle. But I am concerned at the costs...any more suggestions like where in Dubai is cheapest rent for villa?
Originally Posted by sgilli3
This doesnt sound too positive...
1st off - rent is paid 1 year upfront. Costs will vary fron location to location, but for example a 4 bed villa, will set you back MINIMUM 350,000dhs a year ( + 5 % agents fees, +5% Municipality fees)
You will require approx 30,000 dhs EACH per child ( some school fees are as high as 60,000dhs a year) = 120,000 dhs ( 10,000 dhs a month)
So far, your housing + schooling will set you back a total of 39,000 dhs a month ( without electricity/water + etra curricular activities/uniforms/transport)
You will need to factor in such things as health/medical insurance, food each month, transport ( 2 cars + insurance) , relocation of furniture/pets....etc, etc, etc
Regarding you working - just be aware that teaching doesnt necessarily pay that well- and maybe full time you may earn between 7 - 10,000 dhs a month ( It will vary between schools and depend on experience)
Hope this helps a little.
Ps- just because it is a reputable company- doesnt mean it pays well/looks after staff costs.
What is offered in your contract will vary from place to place- so check your figures carefully - it is not cheap to live here- so plan wisely !!