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Hi guys,

So I'm moving to Dubai in August and am working through how much I'll roughly need to spend on things each month.

I was hoping you guys may be able to help and see if I'm missing anything on here.
I've tried to go OTT worst case scenario on some of these numbers, but feel free to tell me if I'm way off.

My monthly salary is 22,500 so just trying to see roughly what I may be left with each month.

Rent - 6000 (studio near JLT)
Internet Tv package - 400
Bills (gas, electricity etc) - 1500
Food groceries - 1000
Eat out x2 per week each week - 1200
Taxis - 1000
Leisure fees (football) - 500
Mobile - 500
Drinks/social - 1500

Would this be about right?

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Have you tried the search facility ?

This question gets asked so very often but nobody ever seems to think others might have asked the question before ....
 

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Have you tried the search facility ?

This question gets asked so very often but nobody ever seems to think others might have asked the question before ....
I did actually. I know how prices can often change, and with different locations answers can vary.

I wasn't being lazy I just figured it would be better seeking an up to date accurate answer
 

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Well your tv/internet will cot you more than that. I pay nearly 700 dhs a month for ours.

With the eating out, drinks costs, it really depends on where you go and what you have. You can literally spend as little or as much as you want. Rather than saying 'how much will I need for this?', set yourself a budget and stick to it.
 

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I did actually. I know how prices can often change, and with different locations answers can vary.

I wasn't being lazy I just figured it would be better seeking an up to date accurate answer
So you think things have changed massively since the 17th June when the question was asked last time ? Sure, things can change a lot in a week. And if the examples quoted are different to you what do you reckon the chances of finding someone who has the lifestyle exactly the same as you and can give you an 'accurate' picture ??

Its all just guesswork - if you get within 10% then you're doing well as as others have said, its all down to what you decide to spend. What others spend is completely irrelevant. If you saw how much I spend on cycling holidays each year you'd be surprised but thats not on your list :D
 

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Hi guys,

So I'm moving to Dubai in August and am working through how much I'll roughly need to spend on things each month.

I was hoping you guys may be able to help and see if I'm missing anything on here.
I've tried to go OTT worst case scenario on some of these numbers, but feel free to tell me if I'm way off.

My monthly salary is 22,500 so just trying to see roughly what I may be left with each month.

Rent - 6000 (studio near JLT)
Internet Tv package - 400
Bills (gas, electricity etc) - 1500
Food groceries - 1000
Eat out x2 per week each week - 1200
Taxis - 1000
Leisure fees (football) - 500
Mobile - 500
Drinks/social - 1500

Would this be about right?

Thanks
Seems a decent estimate.
Taxis - depends on the distance. You may end up spending more due to distance + Uber/Careem + socialising etc
Eat out + drinks etc - really depends on how much you plan on doing that. Night outs can be expensive or cheap
5% of rent as agent fees - first year only
Your utilities bill will have 5% of rent monthly as municipality fees, but looks like your 1500 Dhs should cover for it

What about buying stuff? Clothes etc., or that cool new gadget?
What about travel ? e.g. holidays
Is your health insurance covered by the employer? Is the policy good? or you may need to spend out of your pocket, esp. for optical and dental work

Also, be aware that there are no retirement benefits in UAE apart from an end of service one time payment (which is not much). You will need to plan for it as well.
 
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