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Old 7th November 2015, 06:25 AM
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I don't know what your definition of a "good area" is but you cannot get a studio for 5K a month in the Marina or other popular areas with Western expats.

If I had a choice between a studio far out in a dusty community or a flatshare in the Marina or JLT or downtown or a nice villa near the beach, especially at the age of 22, I know which one I would take.

The other problem with a studio is that you still need to pay your rent in either 1-4 cheques for the year, plus 5% deposit (not always refundable), 5% fee to the agent, expense in furnishing it, then the monthly operating costs (dewa/utilities, air conditioning if necessary, internet, the 5% housing tax). A 5K/month studio quickly becomes closer to 6-6500/month.

The cheap studios are also a long way from the popular areas. You will need a car, whereas if you live in the Marina or JLT you can use the metro, which is great if your office is by a metro stop too, saving you the expense of owning or renting a car if you want.

The other disadvantage to renting your own place is that you're tied to a lease. There's something to be said about retaining as much flexibility when you've just moved to Dubai, especially at age 22. Perhaps the job won't work out. Perhaps you'll decide you don't like Dubai. Perhaps something better comes along back home. In a flatshare you can leave any time. In a studio, you have to pay stiff penalties (usually two month's rent) to get out of the lease.

Last, but not least, for someone new to town, flatsharing is a great way to meet people. He's only 22. If I were him, I'd find a flatshare for the flexibility and social aspect as well as to minimise expenditures (most flatshares include utilities, internet and even maid service with the rent) and take the extra money and travel.

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With 5-6k AED you can get your own appartement or studio in a good area, so why look for sharing, anyways you can search up in Dubizzle.com and look for appartement. I have a friend who rents 4,500 per month for a studio in Arjan. So for 5-6K you can get a pretty good one.
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I don't know what your definition of a "good area" is but you cannot get a studio for 5K a month in the Marina or other popular areas with Western expats.

If I had a choice between a studio far out in a dusty community or a flatshare in the Marina or JLT or downtown or a nice villa near the beach, especially at the age of 22, I know which one I would take.

The other problem with a studio is that you still need to pay your rent in either 1-4 cheques for the year, plus 5% deposit (not always refundable), 5% fee to the agent, expense in furnishing it, then the monthly operating costs (dewa/utilities, air conditioning if necessary, internet, the 5% housing tax). A 5K/month studio quickly becomes closer to 6-6500/month.

The cheap studios are also a long way from the popular areas. You will need a car, whereas if you live in the Marina or JLT you can use the metro, which is great if your office is by a metro stop too, saving you the expense of owning or renting a car if you want.

The other disadvantage to renting your own place is that you're tied to a lease. There's something to be said about retaining as much flexibility when you've just moved to Dubai, especially at age 22. Perhaps the job won't work out. Perhaps you'll decide you don't like Dubai. Perhaps something better comes along back home. In a flatshare you can leave any time. In a studio, you have to pay stiff penalties (usually two month's rent) to get out of the lease.

Last, but not least, for someone new to town, flatsharing is a great way to meet people. He's only 22. If I were him, I'd find a flatshare for the flexibility and social aspect as well as to minimise expenditures (most flatshares include utilities, internet and even maid service with the rent) and take the extra money and travel.

Thanks for the answer!

Thumb up for your well mentioned points, I thought about flat sharing last week and came up with the same ideas

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4,000 euros will be around 16,000 AED,
Housing will cost you around 90,000 AED per year for one bedroom flat in a good location.
You will be paying around 400 AED per month Water and electricity bill.
A normal/good restaurant a meal for two will cost you around 200 - 300 AED.
You will be spending around 300 AED for fuel per week.
Mobile phone and Internet will cost you around 300 per month.
And a good condition car will cost you around 9,000 euros.

I hope this info will help you out.
Lool???
300 AED per WEEK? unless he is getting a v12 car, I very very highly doubt he will even get close to 300 AED per week.

I have a v6 3.5 engine sports car, I get 500km from 130 AED ..


It is beyond me how anyone can say 16k AED is minimum for a 22 year old single guy.

- in regards to housing, sharing is a good idea for the social aspect.
- however you can find in a good tower in the Marina for 80-90k for a 1 bedroom, probably 60-70 for a studio decent buildings too the prices are falling agents just won't accept but lowball few and you will find something, I negotiated my renewal and got it down by 5k, last month, even tho the rera calculator was allowing the landlord to increase by 5%.

You can beyond live with 20k a month - unless you out in high end clubs/brunches 3-4 days a week.


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