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Old 20th April 2010, 09:07 AM
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So just looking on some job sites in Dubai and wondering what salary i need to be looking at to be able to live comfortably?

I would be looking at getting rent paid for by sponsorship as i know that can be a BIG killer so really just want to know what everyone else thinks is a good amount.

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Rent is the main issue after that you need to think about what kind of lifestyle you want?

you can of 10,000 AED per month or 100,000 AED per month?

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it depends what does "comfort" mean to you: drive any car or drive Ferrari or Range Rover, eat in McDonalds or cook at home or eat in Burj Al Arab, dressing up in Splash or Rodeo Drive, spending weekends on the public beach or fly to Beirut, doing manicure at home or going weekly to beauty salon, etc etc

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Depends what line of work you're in, but if you can get rent paid for you, I'd be looking at a minimum of AED 15,000 per month. You'll be able to live on less but I wouldn't be looking to accept anything less as a 'westerner'.

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With the exception of rent, are there any cost of living differences in Abu Dhabi? (as most of the information available tends to relate to Dubai).

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Depends what line of work you're in, but if you can get rent paid for you, I'd be looking at a minimum of AED 15,000 per month. You'll be able to live on less but I wouldn't be looking to accept anything less as a 'westerner'.
Spot on Gav ... plus as already intimated for a basic rental probably allow at least 100,000 from your employer sponsored housing (2 BR unit)... minimum

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With the exception of rent, are there any cost of living differences in Abu Dhabi? (as most of the information available tends to relate to Dubai).
Mainly rent being the issue from everything I have heard .... we had a guy at work that was thinking about going to AD but didn't because of the worsened rent situation there !!

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I think the minimum that you would require if living alone would be something between 15,000 to 20,000. You can rent an apartment for 4k to 5k per month. Clubbing in dubai would cost you 100 to 200 per night ( being a female it would be much less) . Grocery would be 500 - 800 per week , utility and Internet is cheap here - Travelling cost depend on you . If you buy a car , then you pay monthly installments with fuel or you could simply use the public transport which is cheap.

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With the exception of rent, are there any cost of living differences in Abu Dhabi? (as most of the information available tends to relate to Dubai).
Just the cost of your sanity at spending most of your life in a traffic jam.

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"... Grocery would be 500 - 800 per week ..."

We live fairly well ..... but thats a pretty serious grocery bill just for one person ....

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