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Am I missing anything?

Monthly breakdown:

accommodation 17000 ( 3bed: 200k AED annual rent)
school fees 3300
nursery 2000
car 8000 (monthly rental)
fuel 150
agency fee 2000 (24k AED annual fee)
gym 1000
elec/water 2000
food 4000
entertainment 3000
Savings 12000 (not worth moving if no savings)

Total monthly 54450 AED

Wow, so the 36k AED per month I have been offered is totally unrealistic if I want to save, enjoy Dubai, school my children and live in a house comparable to the one I have in the UK?
 

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Am I missing anything?

Monthly breakdown:

accommodation 17000 ( 3bed: 200k AED annual rent) Depends, 140 in Mirdiff..
school fees 3300 Dunno
nursery 2000 Dunno
car 8000 (monthly rental) How much? Is that for 2 cars? I've just rented a Mitsubishi Galant for 2400/month
fuel 150 Way too small, reckon on this a week
agency fee 2000 (24k AED annual fee) 5% deposit and 5% commission is usual (negotiable)
gym 1000 What's a "gym"?
elec/water 2000 On high side, prob nearer 1000/month
food 4000 Depends how much you eat, 2-3k is nearer the mark
entertainment 3000 I take it this does NOT include BEER????
Savings 12000 (not worth moving if no savings) Erm....
Total monthly 54450 AED

Wow, so the 36k AED per month I have been offered is totally unrealistic if I want to save, enjoy Dubai, school my children and live in a house comparable to the one I have in the UK?
Your choice, to come to Dubai for purely financial reasons is wrong, think of the greater experience and lifestyle....
 

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Thanks Andy Capp for a really helpful reply, appreciated.


accommodation based on 3 bed villa in Springs or Green
car, one car so thanks for the info will reduce this, thanks.
fuel 150 Way too small, reckon on this a week
agency fee 2000 (24k AED annual fee) 5% deposit and 5% commission is usual (negotiable) thanks
gym 1000 What's a "gym"? - ?? A gym? Health club?
elec/water 2000 On high side, prob nearer 1000/month fab
food 4000 Depends how much you eat, 2-3k is nearer the mark 4 person family
entertainment 3000 I take it this does NOT include BEER???? oh, it should do...!
Savings 12000 (not worth moving if no savings) Erm....
Total monthly 54450 AED

Your choice, to come to Dubai for purely financial reasons is wrong, think of the greater experience and lifestyle.... It's not just financial but with a wife and 2 small children I don't want to be worse off that's for sure.

Again, thanks for taking the time to reply, it is much appreciated.
 

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Am I missing anything?

Monthly breakdown:

accommodation 17000 ( 3bed: 200k AED annual rent)
school fees 3300
nursery 2000
car 8000 (monthly rental)
fuel 150
agency fee 2000 (24k AED annual fee)
gym 1000
elec/water 2000
food 4000
entertainment 3000
Savings 12000 (not worth moving if no savings)

Total monthly 54450 AED

Wow, so the 36k AED per month I have been offered is totally unrealistic if I want to save, enjoy Dubai, school my children and live in a house comparable to the one I have in the UK?
We are a family of 4 and we spend around 30K per month (including rent of 15K). We travel a lot and go out for dinner twice a week. A lot of people live with far less, and a lot with far more. So it depends on your current situation and your life style. 36K is doable but you will not be saving 12k per month. Take into account that you will spend a lot the first few months.
 

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BTW, Andy capp your Galant at 2400 per month, did you have to put a down payment on with that?
Ryan on 06 535 3871 mention Andy Capp, he'll give you the same deal AED2400 plus AED1000 deposit against fines etc. Ramadan special. Diamondlease. Mitsubishi Galant 2.4DE - it's like driving a motorised sofa but it's a good size and the air con is brilliant!
 
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