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AED 12K Salary is sufficient for a bachelor sor staying in Dubai?

Discussion in 'IL'ites in Dubai' started by rishi1361, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. rishi1361

    rishi1361 New IL'ite

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    Hi All,

    Greetings.....

    I have been offered a job there at Dubai (well it's not exactly Dubai - it's a one hour drive from Dubai) for 12K AED per month, the same does not include any accomodation, but they are offering me other benefits like - medical insurance, air tickets re-imburesment and other perks also (waiting for my offer letter to come).

    so, pleae suggest me that whether considering 12K AED per month is a good idea or not and please brief me abou the following -

    (1) apartment rent on sharing basis in Dubai (including water and electricity)

    (2) Cost of meals per day (Breakfast-lunch-dinner)

    (3) cost of transportation (what criteria is being followed - like - person had to pay as per kilometer per hour like in Delhi or is there a flat rate of travelling from one location to another).

    I am a non-drinker, non-smoker, eggetarian guy.

    Please advise me that should i accpe the offer or not as I also want to save good enough amount from my earnings.

    Thanks,
    Rishi
     
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  2. raagini

    raagini Silver IL'ite

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    ^ I feel that it is a good offer . However please see responses here : [thread=90281]is this enough to survive in Dubai (for a bachelor)[/thread]
     
  3. malathyj

    malathyj Silver IL'ite

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    Hi

    12K is a decent salary

    Answer to your questions.

    1. depends on where do you want to stay. In Dubai cost may vary from dirhams 1000 - 2000 for a room, all inclusive, in Sharjah it will be lesser, all inclusive

    2. cost will be around maximum of 25 - 30 dirhams

    3. transportation cost is per km. Minimum is AED 10 and then starts calculating per km. again when you travel inter-emirates, additional 20 is required to be paid. there are car lifts available, which will cost you less depending on the place you reside.

    you can visit www.gulfnews.com and have a look at the classifieds section. it will give you a fair idea.
     
  4. rishi1361

    rishi1361 New IL'ite

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    Thanks a bunch to Malathy and Ragini :)

    I came to know that I'll be deputed in Ras Al Khaimah in RAK Bank, now I'll be thankful to both of you too and I'll feel lucky if i get suggestions or assitsnace from few other people.

    My basic queries (for staying there in Ras Al Khaimah) -

    1. Room availability and Rent (Tough or easy to get and can i get the same on Sharing basis being a single at the moment?)

    2. As far as security is concerned, so is Ras Al Khaimah is a good place to live?

    3. Transportation facilities and food availability there and cost.

    4. At Last, out of 12K per month, how much I can save maximum?

    Please assist...
    Thanks & Best Regards
    Rishi :)
     
  5. malathyj

    malathyj Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Rishi,

    RAKBank is a great bank to work for. what are you joining as. Congratulations.

    RAK is a developing Emirate. It is much cheaper when compared to Dubai, so your savings will be quite good, not to worry.

    Also security wise UAE is quite safe, except for a few stray incidents.

    so all the best in your new job.
     
  6. Meharnisa

    Meharnisa Silver IL'ite

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    HAi Rishi,
    Congrats!
    According to me its a good offer.
    Cost of living in RAK is too less when compared to Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
    If you are a bachelor , your coust of living will be 5000 aED.I am sure its more than enough for you.
     
  7. rishi1361

    rishi1361 New IL'ite

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    Once again - thanks a bunch to Malathy and Meharnisa for your kind concerns and assitance - now i am feeling quite confident and relaxed and I wish that if i could meet both of you there ...... :)

    Best Regards,
    Rishi
     
  8. nandinibabu

    nandinibabu Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Rishi,

    congrats!..sure you can save 8000AED..few months back i have visited RAK..its a very small Emirate..taxi charges are very cheap and there is no traffic in the whole city, since the population is very, very less compared to Dubai and Abu dhabi..now i remember that i have seen your RAK bank also there..good offer!..
     
  9. shantisubra

    shantisubra Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Rishi

    Hope the above helps to determine your needs.

    Wish you good luck.

    Best Regards
    Shanti
     
  10. rishi1361

    rishi1361 New IL'ite

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    Thanks a bunch - Shanti and Nandini ma'm - I really appreciate you help :)

    Regards,
    Rishi
     

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