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Justin Abraham
lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2010-present)
29w ago

These Heroes who made Dubai where it is and how it is, makes an amount of AED 800 or even less a amount.
They would have to bear to stay with 7–8 people in one room, travel together and work in this scorching heat during summer as well. NO MERCY.
With this money, their basic needs are satisfied, they save and they send money to their loved ones back home as well.

whereas,


a person working in sales would making anything between AED 4,000+ depending on the company, place and responosnbilties. They also save, meet their basic needs and also send money to their loved ones as well.

There isn't a specific amount as such to tell what would be the required amount that would be required, but then let me share with you a little data on the approx average expense :

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment : 626.80 AED
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) : 0.47 AED
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) : 328.60 AED
Restaurants

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant : 30.00 AED
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course : 160.00 AED
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) :25.00 AED
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) : 40.00 AED
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) : 40.00 AED
Cappuccino (regular) : 16.47 AED
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) :1.89 AED
Water (0.33 liter bottle) : 1.25 AED
Transportation

One-way Ticket (Local Transport) : 5.00 AED
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) : 250.00 AED
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) : 12.00 AED
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) : 2.00 AED
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) : 30.00 AED
Gasoline (1 liter) : 1.82 AED
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) : 70,000.00 AED
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) : 65,241.18 AED
Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult : 358.48 AED
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) : 107.35 AED
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat : 35.00 AED
Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) : 274.09 AED
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) : 209.56 AED
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) : 325.40 AED
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes : 337.26 AED
Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre : 7,196.78 AED
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre : 4,938.26 AED
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre : 14,359.17 AED
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre : 10,156.06 AED
Buy Apartment Price

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre : 16,263.60 AED
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre : 10,098.26 AED
Salaries And Financing

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) : 12,659.14 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly : 4.08
NOTE: All this is just an approximate amount, it could be more or even lesser, but this is just to give you a rough idea of the Cost of Living here in Dubai

Justin Abraham

Hamza Ghazi
lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
27w ago
Hey there,

To live in Dubai it will cost you roughly from 8000 dhs(2200USD) as a single person which include food transportation and accommodation, but for food only you will be expecting to spend about 1500-2200dhs(410-600USD) depending on where you eat daily and this is nothing if you decide to have lunch at burj khalifa or burj Al Arab. For a family, rough expenses to eat and spend some good time expect to pay around a minimum of 15000 dhs (4100USD) per month. Cars isn't that expensive it's like the states prices but rent is so expensive that it ranges from 75000 dhs (20600USD)for one room apartment till 400,000 dhs(110000USD) for 4 bedroom apartmemt or a villa in palm dubai. School fees is very expensive too for American or British systems and it ranges from 25000-65000dhs (6900-17100 USD).

Farooq Khan
lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2008-present)
60w ago
I live in Dubai So as per my estimates below is the minimum requirement to live in Dubai:-
US$
Category Estimated Cost
Meals 335.00
Clothing and grooming (one pair ) 55.00
Rental ( If you are living with three other mates) 225.00
Healthcare 20.00
( suppose if you fall sick one time company is providing insurance)
Transport 90.00
Telecommunication 30.00
Alcohol and night leisure activities 275.00
Entertainment 56.00
Total 1086
There is no exact minimum wage the above estimate is to live a comfortable life.

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