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. ?

Agree?
#exploitation #undersalary

// Source from Linkedin //

 


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


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Restaurants Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 20.0045.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 125.00300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 20.0032.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 45.00 AED 35.0050.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 45.00 AED 38.0050.00
Cappuccino (regular) 18.01 AED 14.0023.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.44 AED 2.0010.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.56 AED 1.003.00
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.75 AED 4.758.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.99 AED 3.008.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 7.58 AED 3.9712.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.11 AED 7.0018.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 38.62 AED 20.0090.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 28.01 AED 15.0045.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 44.92 AED 25.0070.00
Apples (1kg) 8.44 AED 6.0012.00
Banana (1kg) 6.76 AED 5.009.00
Oranges (1kg) 6.62 AED 3.9712.00
Tomato (1kg) 6.48 AED 3.3110.00
Potato (1kg) 3.89 AED 2.206.00
Onion (1kg) 3.15 AED 2.005.00
Lettuce (1 head) 6.62 AED 3.0010.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 AED 1.503.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 57.50 AED 40.0080.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 16.15 AED 8.0025.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 15.93 AED 10.0030.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 AED 20.0022.00
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 3.607.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 AED 150.00350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.5012.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 AED 1.503.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 AED 15.0030.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.17 AED 1.872.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 87,000.00 AED 60,000.00116,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,207.78 AED 60,000.0085,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 604.78 AED 400.001,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 AED 0.251.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 361.62 AED 290.00500.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 293.95 AED 200.00500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 111.32 AED 50.00200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.0050.00
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,066.19 AED 1,000.003,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,420.00 AED 18,000.0060,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 210.75 AED 100.00350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 179.83 AED 80.00300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 331.91 AED 200.00500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 337.07 AED 200.00500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,915.93 AED 4,000.008,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,984.83 AED 2,700.005,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 11,209.83 AED 8,000.0015,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,796.74 AED 5,500.0011,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 13,142.64 AED 6,500.0019,375.04
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,131.20 AED 4,000.0011,000.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,600.48 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.15 3.005.50

Prices in Dubai

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July 11, 2019 8:31 AM