Cost of Living in Dubai

Summary about cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED 20.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 AED 150.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED 25.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED 30.00-55.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED 35.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 18.83 AED 10.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 AED 2.50-11.05
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 AED 1.00-5.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.31 AED 15.14-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.46 AED 2.72-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.15 AED 1.59-6.35
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.34 AED 4.80-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.06 AED 9.07-36.29
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.61 AED 5.44-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.52 AED 11.34-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 3.28 AED 1.81-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.64 AED 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.86 AED 1.70-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 AED 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 AED 0.91-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 6.15 AED 2.50-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.28 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 AED 32.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.98 AED 6.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.38 AED 8.00-45.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-25.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 3.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 200.00-369.57
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.00-13.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 AED 3.06-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-55.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.70 AED 6.81-10.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 AED 71,900.00-116,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,685.71 AED 60,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 665.87 AED 476.00-1,100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 AED 0.25-0.77
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 356.26 AED 300.00-450.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 248.54 AED 120.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 120.50 AED 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.00-55.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,330.00 AED 1,166.67-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,419.64 AED 25,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 208.09 AED 75.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 197.64 AED 100.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 313.01 AED 164.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 323.22 AED 150.00-650.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,542.23 AED 4,000.00-9,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,710.30 AED 3,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,739.18 AED 7,500.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,344.74 AED 5,400.00-11,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,209.79 AED 836.12-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 831.05 AED 600.00-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,987.77 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.05 3.00-6.00

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Last update: June 2021
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100 Comments so far
Lahore Darbar on Jun 22, 2021:
I'm a Pakistani passport holder and as a Software Engineer in Dubai I earn north of 40k.
My advice:
- get experience first in Western countries, especially working in prominent companies, and then as a Senior specialist move to Dubai
- set a threshold that you think is good for a lavish life in Dubai and don't accept nothing below it, otherwise is not worth ... I would say if you come from a Western country (no matter your passport/background) don't accept nothing less than what you're already making GROSS before taxes in your current western country
Melbographer on Jun 19, 2021:
I see many people ask whether XX,0000 per month is a good salary

There is no straight forward answer to this.

The main thing to calculate is :

Where are you from?

I am an indian origin guy in Melbourne.

Home is 14 to 20 hours for me, so benefit of dubai is that i can go home in just 4 hours and go once in a few months.

My friend gets 15k tax free which is similar to what i get after tax here.

If i were to move,

I gotta pay 5k to 6k for an apartment in dubai near my potential employers.

Whereas my 3 bhk house with 2 bathrooms here only cost 4200 aed.

Going to city centre is 35mins in train, which is just 600m away.

My kids can go public school here, but Australian school costs 7 to 8k aed per month.

I can't send them to other schools if certificate is not valid here in case i have to return. Second kid will have another 7k.

So this alone is 21k.

Add living expense then it would be 5k

26k is purely needed to live.

I am still an indian so my skin color and passport will never fetch that salary so i cant move to gcc.

Meanwhile i can make more here with my skills.
Anonymous on Apr 29, 2021:
There is no concept of monthly rent as well in Dubai. The rent is always yearly and advance payment for every quarter. Plus 10% extra for Brokerage and Security deposit which never refund.
Anonymous on Apr 28, 2021:
Hello everybody. I am 43 years and one employer contacted me for a job in Dubai. How much min salary can I expect? I have done few research regarding that, but I couldn't guess how much they will pay me. So please anyone, if you any knowledge do let me know.
Anonymous on Mar 30, 2021:
I'm going to Dubai under a monthly 25k AED, as extra I will have daillyallowance when traveling and overtime paied half in cash and half in leave. 5 weeks vacation and a yearlly round trip to the family to our country. In the 25k includes salary, house and transport allowances. Me and my wife calculated our monthly cost with supermarket/power/water/phone/ internet/propane based in our currently expenses and converted to the Dubai's value and with that money we can leave nicelly. We can rent a villa around 75k/year in JVC (under our house allowance) and even save part of the allowance. Company will also give school allowance for my daughter until she is 18yo (the allowance can ully pay a good international school without harming my salary).
What you need to be carefull, as everywhere else in the world, is how you spend the money! There are lots of places to spend money in and how you manage that will interfere in your budget.
Mat on Mar 19, 2021:
This is the important question.

I'm a single man in the mid 30s.

Is it possible to find a girlfriend in Dubai on AED 15000 a month?

Should I go there as a single or find someone before moving? I have 30 days left
Anonymous on Mar 04, 2021:
So I've been offered £3500 per month in Dubai
The first month would be paid for in a hotel to give me time to find a place etc
Would I be saving money each month on this salary?
Dzhemile on Mar 02, 2021:
I am starting an internship in Dubai. They are paying my accommodation, food and the salary is 1200 AED per month. Would that be appropriate amount of money for a single person?
Princedike on Feb 17, 2021:
I'm interested to move to Dubai,but I don't have anyone there not even a friend,I m an experience driver with diplomal in management..
Mary22 on Feb 15, 2021:
I wanna pose a question. Whoever knows please answer to me. When someone works in. A nail salon they pay your rent for your House? How much does a manicure cost? And is it legal to have your nail salon in your house?
Indie on Jan 26, 2021:
@Lone_stranger. Join the FB group Expats in Dubai. You will get some good information in the replies from group members.
Anonymous on Jan 25, 2021:
Dubai has the most unorthodox economy depending upon oil.However put a large group of Muslims together and they burn all the same flickering lights of nothingness into the night.
Dubaitian on Jan 12, 2021:
Average salary could be 11k but means nothing when you have such a huge disparity in wealth.
Median is more like 5k.
Mid class starts from 20-25k
John on Jan 11, 2021:
I insist on what I wrote John on Jan 10, 2021
on property prices that are the same as another Muslim country like Kuala Lumpur. Fuel prices are the same and it is not such a rich country with a wealth of citizens. I estimate that the prices are a bubble due to the mediation of banks or entrepreneurs who lend naively expecting a high interest rate.
It is no coincidence that people from countries that are bankrupt are looking for work and are looking for the land of promise.
I estimate that money has gone to the Balkans and Asia is more reasonable in cost of living and real estate purchases.
No one answers who knows and everyone writes for a job search.
Lone_stranger on Jan 11, 2021:
Hi Guys,

I have been offered a job in Dubai. The package is around 96000 AED annually. Which is 8000 AED/month plus incentives. I’m single moving from India. How’s the cost of living there ? I need to save atleast 30% for my debts in India. Is it advisable to move ? Kindly suggest. Looking for the best suggestion from you guys.

Thanks a ton
Lone Stranger
John on Jan 10, 2021:
ΝEW I wonder while Dubai is about 8% more expensive than Athens and in Athens you need 850 euros to live in Dubai you need about 2500 euros. I estimate that they have entered the Dubai market, whether businessmen or banks, and have created a bubble market.
The same has been done in Thailand Bangkok where the cost of living is about 550 euros with the cost of buying an apartment in the center is 3500-4000 euros.
In Bangkok is the German bank Deutsch Bang with Chinese banks and Russian manufacturers who have even created real estate bubbles. Many Germans, Norwegians marry Thai fakes who transfer all their rights because the law forbids
They are crazy about what they buy or want to launder money from smuggling or drug trafficking. Thailand will lose the quality buyer. The same will happen in Dubai.
While the cost of living buying products is almost the same with differences of about 5% -9% in both Bulgaria, Serbia, Thailand the money you need to live has a huge difference.
If you want send me where you owe the price difference. I am not referring to very expensive areas of Dubai but to popular neighborhoods within the city center.
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Stephen Roe on Jan 01, 2021:
@Sanka you only need to click on things you know the price of and type what price is. No need to type price of things you do not know they do not care if there are blanks.
A on Oct 22, 2020:
Hey, 15K AED is good to move to Dubai? with 2 kids and a wife? is it enough to make standard living and some savings?
Ashish Enakhiya on Oct 20, 2020:
I am offered a job of 14000 AED per month for Dubai location. It's jus me and my wife as a family. Is it a decent salary to move to Dubai for us? Approx. how much will I be able to save?
@Ohi on Oct 10, 2020:
30k in Dubai as a single will give you a good mid class life.
There’s no city centre in Dubai, just get a good modern Studio or 1bhk in area nearby work office.
Now you can rent a 1bhk for even less than 40k AED a year.
A good midclass life on a whole will set you back 16k a month all inclusive with rent, groceries, lavish lifestyle and traveling
Ohi on Sep 29, 2020:
Is an average monthly salary of 30,000 AED sufficient to live in the city centre and still have enough savings. Anyone with details of what the standard expenses would be for a single working in Dubai?
Gues on Sep 23, 2020:
None here has given what would be a great salary for a family of 4. 40000AED per month with two school going kids with 3 or 4 bed room house/flat and a car with comfortable lifestyle. I might be getting almost similar salary in London but tax gain should not be wasted in spending more. I'd expect to save more or double if possible.
Okunola on Sep 08, 2020:
Hi, am a driver here in Nigeria, am planning to move to Dubai 4 greener pastures, please can I get any offers as a cab driver, am coming alone.pls advise, thanks.
Rock on Aug 30, 2020:
Hi, I’am offered a job for a salary of 60000AED, while moving to Dubai with my family , we are 6 persons as a family. Is it affordable?!?
Kavitha Kathiravan on Aug 29, 2020:
Hi there. I am working as senior analyst in india for past 1year. Totally I own 1.11 years of experience in supply chain. Also I have completed by MBA part time. Please tell me how much monthly pay should I expect when I go to dubai to seek job in early 2021. Please response.
Thanks in advance
@Jai on Aug 24, 2020:
Depends on your current lifestyle and qualification in India.
With 10k to save a chunk out of it you should probably live in a shared flat and use public transportation: is that good for you?
It can be also a stepping stone to get into UAE market and then search for a better opportunity, but don’t expect big chances while the economy is in the current state, due to Covid salaries are depressed
Jai Nalwa on Aug 24, 2020:
Hi, i am a category manager for an e-commerce market place in India. I am being offered 10k AED a month for a similar role in Dubai, should i take it?
Anonymous on Aug 07, 2020:
As a westerner wiith good experience try to not accept nothing below 25k AED a month + benefits, otherwise is not worth moving from USA.
Mind that as an American you’ve to file for tax return to FATCA.
Now due to Covid and layoffs salaries are low due to oversupply of talents.
If possible try to apply for American companies that have offices in Dubai, otherwise the other international or local big players like Emirates, Noon, Careem, TikTok, Oracle, Emaar, ...
Mae on Aug 05, 2020:
Hello there! Mae from Chicago! I will be moving to Dubai in the beginning of September 2020. Born and raised in the Philippines but has a US passport and a US degree holder. I have a friend there where I can stay temporarily.
I have 3 years experience working in US Human Resources as a generalist.

Any tips you can provide in finding a job there?
I heard if you have a US passport, they can pay you a bit more.

Thanks in advance!
Real Estate on Jun 26, 2020:
About 1BHK rents:
In Dubai there’s no concept of “city centre”, are all isolated neighborhoods with different standards and services.
There’s a hood named “Downtown “ but that just a name like another.
We can consider “city Centre” the most modern hoods: Barsha Heights has1bhk for 4K a month.
We can consider “outside city centre “ the old hoods: Al Barsha has 1bhk for 3k a month.
In general real estate prices are low now.
Anonymous on Jun 21, 2020:
9k is borderline low class in Dubai, if you’ve a kid better to take home in Sharjah.
Things would change tho if you get at least a 10k job: 20k total move you barely into midclass and with a prudent lifestyle you can enjoy Dubai and still save a chunk, but mind education for the kid is very expensive.

<= 8k low class
20k >= 60k mid class
>= 100k upper class
@anonymous on Apr 13, 2020:
UAE didn’t sign the 1951 convention on refugees, so they don’t have obligations over refugees, btw they implemented a 1 year visa for people from war zones.
Thing is that UAE needs a foreign population that is dynamic and replaceable: no welfare exploitation, no permanent residency, always on temporary visa that keeps the expats active in job positions; this makes impossible for a refugee to stay if not that is educated enough to get a job and keep it..
Also being Arab in Dubai doesn’t give you any privilege if not you’re khaliji maybe.
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2020:
Can someone explain why refugees don't come to Dubai? They have the same Arab culture.
Maybe it's because Dubai don't want refugees? But then why Europe should take those people since it's different culture?
JEBB GARCIA on Apr 07, 2020:
Good day!

I'm a licensed Professional Teacher here in the Philippines, and has been teaching for 8 years, with a Masters Degree.
I am very much interested in teaching in Dubai, kindly enlighten me of how much does a Teacher earn there? Is there a difference from
a Govt school to a Private School pay scale? how much is the cost of living on an average for a single person, i don't drink and go for social gatherings, so typically my objective is to work and earn as much as I can.

Thank you.
BETSIE BAHRU on Feb 28, 2020:
Hello everyone,
Im looking for a job in dubai, How do u think i should apply for one?
Any recommendations?
I have a bachelor's degree!
Please send some tips and hints, Thanks.
Brian McCourt on Feb 27, 2020:
Looking to move to Dubai. Need to understand what the monthly salary average is for a senior logistics professional.


Anonymous on Feb 16, 2020:

If i am offered a job with a net salary of USD 6k or AED 22k per month.
Health /Medical covered by company only.

Kindly advise whether this is worth to accept the offer with my partners no kids and with some saving every month (USD 1k).

I have moderate lifestlye.
Amary on Jan 24, 2020:

We were offered a job with a net salary of 20,000usd or 73,000AED per month net (combined income). The company will cover education cost for our 12yo to attend international school, private health care and other perks BUT accommodation is on us.

How much does a 3bed apartment within close proximity to the airport DXB would cost?

What are the other fixed running cost to live in Dubai?

Average grocery cost per month for a family of three?

How does this compare to Europe? We are currently based in Central Europe and with a monthly running cost of 7,000usd or 25,000AED we are living rather comfortably Very close to the city centre in a “residential family friendly area”. Does this setting exist in Dubai?
Albertraj on Jan 20, 2020:
Hi one of my friend wants to work in dubai with 2250 aed per month with accomodation.Is it advisable or what will be his minimum monthly expense apart from accomodation.
@Leon on Jan 14, 2020:
Survive yes, but nothing more.
Midclass starts from 25k especially if you’ve a weatern lifestyle.
A studio in good area is 5k a month, monthly internet for home 350 aed, ticket for the opera 200 aed, a crappy pint of Heineken 45 aed, main course in mid range chain restaurant like Chili’s 80 aed.
There’s no welfare, so no point if you cannot save at least 40% of the salary
Leon on Jan 08, 2020:
I was offered a position as a Technical Support Specialist for a salary of 11 000 AED pm.

Would I be able to survive there?

Im coming from South Africa.
test on Dec 26, 2019:
<h1>How much do you need for a job in dubai</h1>
#doudou on Dec 23, 2019:
hi all im offored 41k as a doctor .. is that ok for a single girl there and i want to live in new dubai shopping and i have to save money too . please give me some advice ?
Kallesh R S on Dec 13, 2019:
Sir I am from India , I finished engineering in civil branch . Now am fresher , I am interested to job in dubai...please suggest me any vacancy is there in dubai and how much salary they give me ??
arecoy on Dec 08, 2019:
Hi all.. hope anyone can advise if this is a good offer a not for me in engineering industry.
Basic 40000 AED
Utilities 18000 AES
Kids study allowances 104,000 per year
No accomodation & transportation allowances
Health & medical benefit covers for family

Please advise. Thank you.
Anonymous on Dec 07, 2019:
Firstly with 7+ years of experience the salary is low especially. Please note the current family visa requires minimum salary of AED 4,000 or AED 3,000 plus accommodation. Education is extremely costly in dubai.i am not sure how old is your child but at this salary it would be difficult to afford schooling unless you get some education allowance. The salary should be at least 3 times your current salary in india to manage for your expenses and make some savings.
Anonymous on Dec 07, 2019:
#Muniy Prasaath

4000 Seems not so good salary for the role. I can share a simple math which I follow. Your salary post conversion should be three times you currently earn, since 1/3 goes into your expenses 1/3 is what you are already earning and the last 1/3 to make it worth working so far. Ofcourse it works if you have a simple to moderate life style.
Anonymous on Dec 06, 2019:
#Simge Yılmaz

Maybe, but you'll have an uncomfortable lifestyle on that salary. And judging it, the "accommodation" must be a bunk bed with 5 Pakistani and Bengali workers in one room.
ansha on Dec 03, 2019:
hi,i am an architect.
i am planning on moving to Dubai, can someone pls tell me the salary of a junior architect in Dubai.
Simge Yılmaz on Nov 11, 2019:

I’m offered 1700 AED. Accomodation and transportation are covered by company. Is that enough for single person to live decent?
R on Nov 02, 2019:
I’ve been offered a job as a store manager, with a 9000/1000 aed per month.

With free accomodation in share/guest house, medical insurance.
Not sure about transportation.
Is it a good offer?
Muniy Prasaath on Oct 23, 2019:
I have been offered 4000AED for IT Auditor without food and accommodation. I am a single person. Is this the good salary to go ahead ?
Char on Oct 18, 2019:
Hi friends..

I am a Post Graduate with 7+ yrs experience in sales and marketing.

I have got opportunity to work in dubai as a sales person and package is somewhere between 3500 - 5000 is this right package and I am single mother as well. Shall i bring my child also with me? and what will be budge for me and child and how about education? I am from Indian moving to dubai will be of right decision.
Anonymous on Oct 09, 2019:
Bachelor minimum 5000
Married atleast 15000
Family with kids 25000
Minimum .....
Anonymous on Oct 07, 2019:
I am joining as a senior sales personnel with a salary of 1.3 million aed. I have about 20 years of experience and moving from India. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids.
I wanted to know 2 things
- Is the salary of 1.3 mil for a 20 years exp good
- how much will I spend on living a good comfortable lifestyle and how much can I save

Ghulam Mujtaba on Sep 25, 2019:
Please confirm that salary of 6,000AED is sufficient for a single person in Dubai?
Transportation and Accommodation is included in this salary.
Ajm on Sep 24, 2019:
Dear #Vishal, Entry salary for accountants are from AED 2500-3500. Depends upon your experience you can grab around AED 5,000-7,000 if you have at least 5-6 years of post qualification experience.
Anon on Sep 17, 2019:
The spread sheet in the first comment is superb! Even though it`s old the numbers are still more or less correct. I used this this before moving here and it gave me a very good idea of what to expect and how to budget. I also suggest going on dubizzle and looking at house prices to give you an idea of what it costs to rent in differnt areas.
Vishal Kumar on Sep 13, 2019:
I Am a b. com student from Amu india and a good speaker off englsh and a basicaly telly accountent related joab i want so what will expect my sallery ?
Louis on Sep 11, 2019:
I am applying for a job as a videographer/content creator and they asked me what my salary expectations are. I am working in Ireland at the minute and have 5 years international experience, what should I ask for?
Anonymous on Sep 09, 2019:
I have been offered a job with sallary 10000 aed per month and free this a good offer?
#Fox on Sep 07, 2019:
the worst country to live with family is UAE .. everything is expensive.
Umesh on Sep 06, 2019:
i have job opportunity in dubai as Account officer 5000 AED (PM)+ 1500AED Airfair allowance every two year once, free transportation from Apartment to Company and free Education to my child(3year old) and -750AED deduction PM for sharing accommodation. i have 13 years experience in Finance and accounts in India.
kindly advice its worth offer ? what about other mininum expenditure for per person. finally what is my net saving per month in AED ????
Sam foulkes on Aug 29, 2019:
I am moving over to Dubai as a PT and my salary is 10k minimum with exception to rise, is this viable for a single person having to provide my own accommodation and cover bills and food and everything else in between? thanks
@sama on Aug 27, 2019:
Try to get something close to 20k, not less.
Don’t settle for less, social mobility is not easy in Dubai tech market
#Sama on Aug 27, 2019:
Im a computer science graduate and I am certified aws solution architect with 2 years experience I just arrived in dubai. What salary should I expect. I have dependants back in my native country. Thanks
At br on Aug 16, 2019:
@Brittain those numbers are in AED not usd... 1$ = 3.67 AED .
More like you would spend 3500$ a month and you need at least a salary of 7k$ NET
MohAk on Aug 10, 2019:

I have an opportunity to work in dubai with a salary 14000 AED, I have a wife. This offer is along with car and 1 ticket per year, is it good?

PREETHI on Aug 09, 2019:
I have an opportunity in dubai with 5500 AED per month(1400000 Rs PA) along with accommodation!! is this sufficient for a single person along with savings?
Dim on Aug 05, 2019:
I have an opportunity with 2500eur per month.accomdation free and 1ticket yearly free for my this a good offer?
Anon on Aug 04, 2019:
I'm a software engineer, having about 9 years of experience. I'm being offered a salary of AED 14000. Is this a good offer. I have a family of three, and our kid is going to school.
TA on Aug 03, 2019:
Although it slowed down, salary dump is a constant move in certain industries of the city due to fierce competition; in engineering now they’re poaching a lot from Eastern Europe creating the “UK effect “. It heavily depends on the company btw
@Vijay Rana on Jul 05, 2019:
it depends how you wanna live as a tourist in Dubai, you have offers for every standard.
If you wanna live in a shared dormitory in Deira and eat in cafeterias you can get by spending 80 AED a day with food and transportation, if you wanna stay closer to the tech companies areas and have a proper hotel you need way more like 250 AED a day at least, this counting that this season is low season and hotels are very cheap compared to the rest of the year.
That said, is a very quiet period for Dubai job market, not very easy to find jobs even for highly qualified engineers.
LAILA SIMON on May 30, 2019:

What does a Senior Fashion Designer earn a month?
How much would I need to earn to sustain my family of 4. My kids are 10 and 11-My kids would need to go to an international school
Riasat masih on May 30, 2019:
Hi guys I want visit to Dubai from Pakistan Please expense for me my wife and two children under 12years
Anonymous on May 29, 2019:
Hi, I've been offered a job for a Software Engineer, in Dubai. The company is offering AED 13.5k per month, and no accommodation, food and travel. All will be on me. Please suggest whether this is a sufficient with a little amount of savings involved, or not.

Thanks in advance!!
Sravan Kumar on May 29, 2019:
Hi, I've been offered a job for a Security Engineer, in Dubai. The company is offering AED 13.5K per month, and no accommodation, food and travel. Please suggest whether this is a sufficient with amount of savings involved, or not

Thanks in advance!!
Mahe on May 24, 2019:
Hi, am released an offer which is quite reasonable but no one has directly spoken to me yet, it was just mail communication even was to take resume then offer was released, am drafting mails to them even to which no responses, As per the offer am asked to incur visa and travelling expenses then i can claim once i report in office. They confirm that it is as per labor norms. I was routed to immigration consultant to get the progress done. By exploring the sources in web seems genuine but i dont have POC to assist or to get confidence. Can i initiate the process by paying the amount please?
T.Hussain on May 23, 2019:
Hi all.
I have been offerred a salary of 27000 per month in abu dhabi. No accomadtion and no schooling allowance for my kids. I have 2 children and my wife. Is this worth moving for?
I live in the UK.
Thank you
Amit on May 17, 2019:
I have got an office with 5500AED per month. And the accommodation is provided by the company. Is it enough for a couple?
Swarnendu on May 16, 2019:
I got an offer from a steel manufacturing organisation at Jebel Ali Free Zone with shared bachelor accommodation.........with monthly salary 3700 AED.......without it possible to go there.
Please suggest.
Priya on May 15, 2019:
My husband has been offered 18000 AED per month. Is this enough for a couple and 2 year old kid to have a good life in Dubai?
Abhinav on May 03, 2019:
Expenses for a couple living in the new Dubai in a 1bhk and enjoying their lives are approx 12k a month, so considering that you need to save I wouldn’t advise to move for less than 20k
Joseph Muriuki on Apr 29, 2019:
All what i think is the cost of living is alittle bit high compared with Doha Qatar,if only the basic monthly wedges were to be consinderd a little bit high it could be reasonable and worthwhile.
Narayan Rao LS on Apr 23, 2019:
Thank you for information i an 62tr very energetic abd active interested in a job as agricultural advisor or Hortuculrural officer minimum salary 15000 dinars per month plus accommodation,company transport abd other facilities I am an advisor to agricultural university research people also pl inform if u can do something
JESSIE on Apr 23, 2019:
Hey guys,

Been offered a position for 13,000 AED per month
Can someone tell me if that is enough for the below

1) Rent - 1BDRM apartment (furnished)
2) Utility bills
3) Food / Shopping
4) Saving on the side

Anonymous on Apr 08, 2019:
@Prriyam don’t!!!!!
What’s the point of leaving your country and move faraway from your family and friends to leave in 5 in a room, commute 4 hours a day and eat trash? This is valid not only for Dubai but for any city for instance...
If not that you’re running away from war ... but if you’re from the subcontinent don’t move for less than 20-25k
@Annonymous_J on Apr 05, 2019:
@Annonymous_J yes 45-50k is definitely very good in Dubai but mind that just primary school for the kid is like 50k a year
Annonymous_J on Apr 04, 2019:
Can someone provide response to my queries posted on March 20?
XaXa on Mar 30, 2019:
@Ryan I don't know, for me 22000 AED/Month question is still open.
Prriyam on Mar 26, 2019:
is 3k - 4k enough for a single person staying in dubai....where accommodation, comp. will take over it, only fooding are required?
Ryan on Mar 25, 2019:
to XaXa how can i tell can someone please answer my question
@Jeff on Mar 24, 2019:
AED = Arab Emirates Dirhams, the UAE Currency

1 USD = 3.67 AED
Jeff on Mar 23, 2019:
I’m a tool and die maker making 30$ per hour. What would that be in Dubai ?
What does AED stand for?
XaXa on Mar 23, 2019:
@Robert, @Annonymous_J, @Ryan you have offer from same place
Annonymous_J on Mar 20, 2019:
The salary range mentioned in my post is monthly.
Annonymous_J on Mar 20, 2019:
I am offered a job in Dubai with salary range from AED 44k - 48k that includes basic, housing, transportation and annual return airfare for three (me, my spouse and a kid). Is this enough for a family of 3 to live with good standards and be able to save money?
Ryan on Mar 19, 2019:
I have been offered a role as a lead software architect with 33000 plus 9000 accommodation plus 3000 transportation total 45000aed per month with tickets insurance bonus. I am looking to move with my mrs and two kids. Is this salary enough for family of 4 to live with good standards.
@Robert on Mar 18, 2019:
That’s a very good contract for a senior lead engineer, not easy to get similar wages if you’re not a manager.

It depends with which city you want to compare, mind that the salaries in Dubai are all net (no income tax) and that cost of life could be compared with London or Singapore
Robert on Mar 17, 2019:
I have received a contract to sign for a job offer in dubai,
I want people from Engineering background to evaluate the condition of this contract and advise me if this is a reasonable contract , because I almost take nearly 75% of the same in my own country >
Total compensation : AED 45,000 per month
Basic Salary : AED 33.550 per month
Housing Allowances AED: 15,950 monthly
Transportation Allowances 3,300 per month
Cost of living monthly AED 2,200
Other include Tickets and health insurance

please advise