Cost of Living in UAE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – iiQ8 news

Cost of Living in UAE, Dubai – iiQ8 news

A connection asked,

Is 2000 AED an acceptable salary in #UAE apart from Accommodation?

My Response, “NO, it’s not.

What kind of engineering job is offering you 2000 AED in a city where most domestic helpers, live in nannies and maids are making beetween 2500–3500 AED per month, live in – meaning their accommodation, free wifi, food, toiletries and health insurance.

For one person to live comfortably you need at least 10,000–12,000 AED per month. I’m not referring to a luxurious lifestyle but one where your housing is shared in an apartment or villa with roommates and you would not own a car but take public transport. Which you would need an RTA card for. Then there is your mobile phone cost, prepaid or postpaid you need to have a phone to communicate locally and with your family back home. You need food and all of this costs money. It is not a cheap place to live. It is a very expensive city and most people who earn very little are living a very hard life in labourer accommodation or shared accommodation called bed space where you end up with a bed an access to shared toilet and kitchenette with many other people.

So again the answer is NO 2000 is not even enough for one week, and should not be an engineering job salary in Dubai. ?

#exploitation #undersalary

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Cost of Living in UAE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – iiQ8 news

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant30.00 AED20.0045.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course200.00 AED125.00300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)25.00 AED20.0032.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)45.00 AED35.0050.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)45.00 AED38.0050.00
Cappuccino (regular)18.01 AED14.0023.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)3.44 AED2.0010.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.56 AED1.003.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter)5.75 AED4.758.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)4.99 AED3.008.00
Rice (white), (1kg)7.58 AED3.9712.00
Eggs (regular) (12)11.11 AED7.0018.00
Local Cheese (1kg)38.62 AED20.0090.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)28.01 AED15.0045.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)44.92 AED25.0070.00
Apples (1kg)8.44 AED6.0012.00
Banana (1kg)6.76 AED5.009.00
Oranges (1kg)6.62 AED3.9712.00
Tomato (1kg)6.48 AED3.3110.00
Potato (1kg)3.89 AED2.206.00
Onion (1kg)3.15 AED2.005.00
Lettuce (1 head)6.62 AED3.0010.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle)2.19 AED1.503.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)57.50 AED40.0080.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)16.15 AED8.0025.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)15.93 AED10.0030.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)21.00 AED20.0022.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)5.00 AED3.607.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)250.00 AED150.00350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)12.00 AED5.5012.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)2.00 AED1.503.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)25.00 AED15.0030.00
Gasoline (1 liter)2.17 AED1.872.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)87,000.00 AED60,000.00116,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)71,207.78 AED60,000.0085,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment604.78 AED400.001,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)0.44 AED0.251.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)361.62 AED290.00500.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult293.95 AED200.00500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)111.32 AED50.00200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat40.00 AED35.0050.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child2,066.19 AED1,000.003,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child37,420.00 AED18,000.0060,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)210.75 AED100.00350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …)179.83 AED80.00300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)331.91 AED200.00500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes337.07 AED200.00500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre5,915.93 AED4,000.008,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre3,984.83 AED2,700.005,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre11,209.83 AED8,000.0015,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre7,796.74 AED5,500.0011,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre13,142.64 AED6,500.0019,375.04
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre8,131.20 AED4,000.0011,000.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)10,600.48 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate4.153.005.50

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July 11, 2019 8:31 AM