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No worries, there's no rush! (:

That's fair enough, I am planning on becoming chartered soon after I arrive as I only have a couple more exams to go. Hopefully they take that into consideration as they have done with the same company in the UK after passing each level. I will ask this tomorrow to make sure.

Also, sorry for my ignorance, but what is it that makes the cost of living so high? Even after rent, I still have more income than I would here in the UK. We don't live a lavish lifestyle, we don't go out drinking or partying which I know can be expensive for many. We eat out a fair bit but again nothing fancy (I've looked and Nando's is only £1 more than it is here for what I usually get). So, I just want to make sure before I commit to anything there isn't anything that I haven't taken into consideration, anything that costs ridiculously more in the UAE which may affect me.

Thanks for your help so far!

We don't manufacture anything here so everything is imported. We are still recovering from the crash of 2008 and cost of living has increased but salaries have not. Companies do not have the profits they enjoyed years ago so salaries are stagnant. We never used to pay salik ( road tolls) hotel and municipality taxes 20% and VAT has just gone in at 5%. A pint of beer used to be 25 now its 40. People are getting squeezed and i feel sorry for the ones that get no education assistance yet have 2 kids in school
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No worries, there's no rush! (:

That's fair enough, I am planning on becoming chartered soon after I arrive as I only have a couple more exams to go. Hopefully they take that into consideration as they have done with the same company in the UK after passing each level. I will ask this tomorrow to make sure.

Also, sorry for my ignorance, but what is it that makes the cost of living so high? Even after rent, I still have more income than I would here in the UK. We don't live a lavish lifestyle, we don't go out drinking or partying which I know can be expensive for many. We eat out a fair bit but again nothing fancy (I've looked and Nando's is only £1 more than it is here for what I usually get). So, I just want to make sure before I commit to anything there isn't anything that I haven't taken into consideration, anything that costs ridiculously more in the UAE which may affect me.

Thanks for your help so far!
An idea of costs for 1 person ( Before i became attached haha)

1 bed in an okay area 6250
Utilities 500
Internet ( I have the lowest tv package 350
Food 1600 ( I shop in the cheaper supermarkets but like M&S for some bits)
Salik and petrol 500
hair mani pedi 500

That comes to almost 10k , going out can be 2000 a month upwards
Then holidays, savings, incidentals You could easily spend another 5k which takes you to 15000 per month and that isnt living a luxury shopping and brunching every week life
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Hello Friends,

Please guide me, i am from INDIA and recently got an offer from nuke company, where they have offered me salary of 320,000 AED Yearly with the below breakup,

i am single and dont know driving also, is this salary good enough.

as my current salary is 11,00,000 INR Yearly


Please guide me.

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Hello Friends,

Please guide me, i am from INDIA and recently got an offer from nuke company, where they have offered me salary of 320,000 AED Yearly with the below breakup,

i am single and dont know driving also, is this salary good enough.

as my current salary is 11,00,000 INR Yearly


Please guide me.
Do you get housing allowance on top?
Are you married?
Do you have children

It is a decent salary for a single person but not for a family who have school age children and who are not getting education allowance. Some people manage but living her is expensive and if you reside in the cheaper areas you may need to commute for hours at a time and sitting in traffic here isnt nice

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Do you get housing allowance on top?
Are you married?
Do you have children

It is a decent salary for a single person but not for a family who have school age children and who are not getting education allowance. Some people manage but living her is expensive and if you reside in the cheaper areas you may need to commute for hours at a time and sitting in traffic here isnt nice
AED – 3,20,000 is all I am getting, it is inclusive of Housing (120,000) + Travelling

I am still single, but shall get married in next 6 months

No children yet, they give approx. 30,000 AED education allowance per child upto 3 children

My office location shall be near Masdar City, so also suggest me what are the nearby places where I can get bachelor accommodation,

And what shall be the expense and how much I can save.

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Hello everyone, I am considering an offer in Abu Dhabi which is approx 100K USD per annum all inclusive. However presently accommodation will be provided by company. Accomodation would be at Ruwais, far from city life. I am recently married with no kids and planning to bring along my wife with me. Is it a good deal?
Also if in future I would have to move to Abu Dhabi at the same package but on own accomodation then how is this package enough?
Can someone please advise?
Thanks in advance.

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Hello everyone, I am considering an offer in Abu Dhabi which is approx 100K USD per annum all inclusive. However presently accommodation will be provided by company. Accomodation would be at Ruwais, far from city life. I am recently married with no kids and planning to bring along my wife with me. Is it a good deal?
Also if in future I would have to move to Abu Dhabi at the same package but on own accomodation then how is this package enough?
Can someone please advise?
Thanks in advance.
Without posting a little more info about your occupation itís difficult for anyone to comment on whether itís a good deal.

Assuming your own medical insurance is covered, is it included for your wife ? Does it include flights home for both ? Is the provided accommodation suitable for a married couple ? Does the accommodation include all bills ?

Maybe worth checking out some of the threads about living expenses this will give you a good idea of costs.

If you rent your own accommodation this will eat into your salary a fair bit as itís not just rent you need to factor utilities, deposits and setup costs , how much will depend on what sort accommodation you are looking to rent ?

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Thanks UKMS.
In addition to salary company is providing below benefits:
1) Medical Coverage -> for myself, Spouse and Children under the age of 18
2) Transportation to and fro office
3) First time Flight tickets for family
4) school allowance upto 30k per child
5) 31 annual leaves

Its a govt company. Monthly take home will be ~29k which includes basic salary and other allowances.

Company accomodation is for family. Utilities, internet, food and other personal expenses would have to be borne by us.

If we have to move into Abu Dhabi in future we will prefer to have studio or 1BHK flat.
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Hello everyone, I am considering an offer in Abu Dhabi which is approx 100K USD per annum all inclusive. However presently accommodation will be provided by company. Accomodation would be at Ruwais, far from city life. I am recently married with no kids and planning to bring along my wife with me. Is it a good deal?
Also if in future I would have to move to Abu Dhabi at the same package but on own accomodation then how is this package enough?
Can someone please advise?
Thanks in advance.
It isn't a bad salary package for one person Will your Wife look for a job? If she does find a job all the better. 30,000 for two people will be a stretch as 10-15 of that will be rent/cars/food/utilities/internet/petrol etc whereas 2 incomes will able to you live a more comfortable life plus be able to save.

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It isn't a bad salary package for one person Will your Wife look for a job? If she does find a job all the better. 30,000 for two people will be a stretch as 10-15 of that will be rent/cars/food/utilities/internet/petrol etc whereas 2 incomes will able to you live a more comfortable life plus be able to save.
I wonder if OP's wife could find a job in Ruwais.

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