Cost of Living in Dubai

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

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED 18.00-90.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 293.83 AED 180.00-550.93
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 31.30 AED 27.00-39.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED 30.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 49.00 AED 35.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.08 AED 10.00-28.24
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.10 AED 2.50-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 AED 1.00-5.51
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.77 AED 17.22-45.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.01 AED 2.72-10.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.44 AED 1.81-6.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.65 AED 6.80-19.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.02 AED 9.07-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.56 AED 6.35-25.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.31 AED 10.89-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.87 AED 2.72-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 2.95 AED 1.97-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 3.20 AED 1.81-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 2.64 AED 1.36-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 AED 0.91-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 AED 0.91-3.40
Lettuce (1 head) 6.23 AED 2.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 AED 1.50-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 AED 40.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.88 AED 6.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.86 AED 8.00-49.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-27.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.50 AED 4.50-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 340.00 AED 210.00-360.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.50-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 3.17-9.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 30.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 12.27 AED 10.52-14.38
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 100,000.00 AED 89,000.00-150,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 77,756.83 AED 72,000.00-85,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 717.14 AED 450.00-1,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.54 AED 0.15-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 344.76 AED 220.37-450.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 268.47 AED 130.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 132.50 AED 60.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 47.50 AED 35.00-60.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,712.94 AED 1,250.00-4,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 44,756.32 AED 25,000.00-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 229.71 AED 80.00-450.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 203.29 AED 80.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 339.40 AED 180.00-550.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 329.07 AED 150.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,188.14 AED 4,500.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,198.34 AED 2,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,521.79 AED 7,850.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,180.36 AED 5,000.00-16,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,312.75 AED 733.93-2,554.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 789.77 AED 538.83-1,207.73
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,850.30 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 2.51-5.50

Prices in Dubai

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Last update: June 2023
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100 Comments so far
Dr Vipul on May 23, 2023:
Send me details about living expenses in Dubai and Sharjah. Iam planning to relocate in Dubai with family.
DubaiResident on Mar 17, 2023:
To Laura.

Dubai is one of the safest places to live in the world. It's multicultural with all different races living and working together with no issue. From Dubai, you can travel to almost anyone on earth with one to two flights max. There is food from around the world too. We also have religious freedom here and English is widely spoken. Whilst yes, Dubai has some LGBT+ issues, and press freedom to an extent and it gets very hot during the summer. I cannot imagine living anywhere else but Dubai.

Do not judge a place based on what others tell you. It is a desert utopia and like I mentioned LGBT+ issues, there are plenty of LGBT+ here that are loved and not punished.

Please kindly, not talk bad about Dubai.
Laura on Mar 04, 2023:
Why, in the worlk, would anybody want to move to Dubai?
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2023:
45K is pretty good, it should cover all that you have stated and a bit more - for nicish areas that are close to the airport you can look at festival city and mirdif
MsAnna on Feb 17, 2023:
Dear all,

My partner and I (unmarried) along with our kids (15yo and 1yo) and a cat are considering to move to Dubai.

My partner got a job offer from one of the airline with a salary of 45,000 aed basic + extra duty pay + educational cover + health care cover + travel allowance.

Will 35~40,000 aed be enough to cover to the usual monthly running cost of rent (3bedroom apartment, internet tv, electricity and other utilities, grocery etc)

Which area is family friendly that would not take more than 30mins tops driving to the airport?


Any insight would be helpful.
A on Dec 22, 2022:
Hey there, I was offered a senior IT job in Dubai for 15000 AED, will this be enough for a single 25yo guy?
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M on Sep 12, 2022:
As a single person moving to Dubai, is a salary of 20 000aed enough to live comfortably and save?
Charles on Sep 05, 2022:
Hiru Shah if you are a CFO and cannnot figure out that yourself then for the sake of your family do not make the move!
@Zakaria on Sep 02, 2022:
True, indeed in your case you should move to Dubai only if you land a package that includes education allowance for the children, otherwise no point compared to Europe. Also the cash salary should be x2 minimum the net in Europe
Zakaria on Jul 30, 2022:
I want to move to Dubai, I have 2 childeren and I assume I have to pay for the school fees myself since I will have my own business, that means 90k aed anually.

Now it states that the livingcost in Dubai is on an avg 14% cheaper than Amsterdam... Thats totally wrong when you have 1 or more childeren. Just the school fees are around 7000 aed a month. In amsterdam schooling is free and after they turn 18 it will cost roughly 1200-2000 eur annualy.

Correct me if I am wrong
Teresa rRios on Jun 01, 2022:
moving to Dubai need to know cost of living and rentals and buying homes
@Shagira on May 29, 2022:
No chance in healthcare, it’s one of the worst industries to work for in UAE , it’s unethical and monopolized by big local-based companies like Aster, VPS, NMC.
Best is to run your own business or to work here for few years, get certifications and then move to western countries
Mariam on May 16, 2022:
Congratulations to all who secured a job in UAE especially those from India Pakistan ....there are thousands still searching job with a deadline for visa.
Shagira on May 16, 2022:
Hey do you guys get such good jobs...I am a Physiotherapist with 18 yrs experience and expertise in manual therapy dry needling kinesiotaping pelvic rehab but am paid as little as 6000 aed including travel industry is very unfair.
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Hiru Shah on May 02, 2022:
I am CA and working as a CFO for a company having an office space in India. I have been offered to relocate in Dubai. We are a family of 5 including me, my wife, my two children (aged 12 years and 16 years respectively) and father (aged 75 years). Children study in the IGCSE board. What should be an ideal annual package in either dollar terms or AED to justify the relocation to Dubai and also to justify a decent savings of appx. $40,000 annually, which increases year on year. Also please do factor the accommodation, education and medical expenses (insurance).

Looking forward for a quick response.
MrT on Apr 28, 2022:
Currently, we are in New Zealand, a family of three

My job offer is:

Title: Senior Robotics Engineer
Salary: 35,000 AED/Month
Travel: 27,400 AED/Annually
Leave: 22 days of annual leave
Education allowance: 30,000 AED/year/child up to 3 kids
Visa and medical insurance for self + spouse + 3 children

How is this on the salary spectrum in Dubai? Would there be an opportunity to enjoy living, going out in weekends, while making some savings?
Nava Ratna Maharjan on Apr 26, 2022:
I am planning to visit Dubai in near future with my family for one week. What is the price for normal lunch and dinner in Dubai as well as the normal cost of garments ?
Akshay on Apr 18, 2022:
Hi, I am working in Indian Banking industry for 10years and making Rs 250k in Mumbai currently.

I have interviewed with Mashreq Bank for Dubai location. What should be acceptable salary so as to maintain similar lifestyle in Dubai and save about AED 10K per month.
Inno on Feb 13, 2022:

I’ve been offered a job at 25 000 AED per month. Family of 4 ( kids are 1 and 6). I’ll be moving from Johannesburg. Is that enough to sustain us?
My husband is a Land Surveyor, we hoping he will get something once we move and the total household income income will increase. How’s the construction industry in Dubai? He has over 10 years experience.
Will the move be with it or I should stay here and accept the counter offer from my employer in South Africa.
carlo abbiati on Feb 01, 2022:
Hello, I m living in Dubai UAE since 2006, actually the prices of the apartments are completely different.
I may give you support in case you need to understand the average updated prices of the rent per month and price per square meter.
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@Ash on Jan 03, 2022:
If your total household income is 32k Aed with a family of 4 you’re not gonna save 5k$ a month (which is pretty much half the salary), someone else has to get a job and based on her/his skills can be easy or hard. Your husband cannot work for long under your sponsorship but the company hiring him should provide him a visa, so no issue. If any of your kids are still in education and your company doesn’t provide schooling allowance gonna be tough to save anything with a mid class lifestyle
Ash on Jan 03, 2022:
I have been offered a job at 32000 AED per month as a starting job in IT field. Is that a good salary for a family of 4 to move from Canada to Dubai ? Can my husband and children who have completed their education find jobs there easily to get their work visas ? I have been told being a woman main visa holder my husband can not find work under my sponsor visa which is so unfair.

Your feedback will be appreciated. I don't want to live extravagantly but decently. I want to save at least $5000 Canadian a month while living in Dubai. Would it be possible to manage that?
@Joshua on Jan 01, 2022:
Salaries in Dubai are all over the place in every job. International and prominent companies can pay 25k+ for a Senior profile, SMEs just pay bad salaries in general and they exploit employees. Also if you come from developing countries they’ll try to lowball you, just think about a good threshold and don’t accept nothing below it. If you already have a decent mid class life in your country 25k AED a month should be the minimum to accept
Joshua on Dec 29, 2021:
How much a IT Senior Business Analyst earn in Dubai?
Mahdiar on Nov 15, 2021:
How do you really find these jobs with great salaries?
I've been searching for at least a month and they're mostly around 4000 aed. As an architect and filmmaker with more than 7 years experience
Dumisani on Nov 08, 2021:
Good day, I have been offered a position in Dubai-Abu dhabi. The package is around 180,000 AED annually. Which is 15000 AED/per month plus other benefit. I’m moving from South Africa. How’s the cost of living there ?. Is it best to move with said AED/per month? Kindly suggest. Thank you.
Roland Hill on Oct 31, 2021:
Like I have high interest in coming to Dubai, what is the process though. Is there any means like someone looking for in Africa to come and work for them monthly like, companies, individuals or...
@Fatima on Oct 29, 2021:
It’s average for a junior developer. Top companies pay senior software engineers in the 25-40k range
Fatima Zahra on Oct 12, 2021:
I got an offer of 8000 AED as a Developer, I am from Pakistan.
Is this a good salary? Should I consider this proposal?
Anonymous on Sep 19, 2021:

I have been offered a job from Dubai with a monthly salary of 19K AED. I have 7 years of experience and my current salary in India is 23 Lakhs fix. Is it a good move to move to Dubai?

Please advise
Beer Baron on Aug 31, 2021:
0.33L imported beer in the marts (alcohol shops) it’s 200-250 Aed for 24 bottles box in Dubai, 100-150 Aed in the other Emirates
Tyrone on Aug 10, 2021:
Well as a black American we’re still treated like that in USA
Joan on Aug 05, 2021:
I am Canadian and i know Dubai is not democracy for all Indian and phillippian people in Dubai are treated like the black peopele were tretaed in americian a aentury ago
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.
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