Hi Chicago USA, I don't know of any other compound except the one I live in unfortunately (it's been 2 months I've been here). MisterStretch, who recently left Jubail, should probably be more enlightened about the subject. He gave me a lot of info about Jubail while I was doing my research in Paris.
As for me, I'm in the Nesma compound and it's safe and private, but not modern at all. The houses are all prefabricated but are liveable. The compound has a grocery store, swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, playground for kids, pool and table tennis, etc. If you're moving with your wife and kids there are a lot of mums/children who are here, so your wife wouldn't feel so lonely or cut off from the rest of the world. It's a 25 minute drive to the local malls and Corniche, and an hour away from Khobar/Dammam. I've PM'd you some contact details.
Hope this helps. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions.
Yes, I did contact Nesma and I am still shopping for more options as you may know it’s all of them are one year contract and you need to make sure that you live in the safe and healthy place. I will keep you posted.
Hi, its a reasonable amount and though I am living in a compound provided by the Company and can't help you with an exact amount, I believe, from what I have heard, that you can easily get accomodation with this budget. The only problem might be the availability. The list of compounds has already been provided in the thread above.