Monthly expense in Dubai...

#2 20 July 2011 19:23:51

Sandman6
Sandman6
Fourways, Johannesburg

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

If you're asking....you can't afford it!

#4 21 July 2011 17:10:37

Blesson V
Blesson V
Dubai

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

in Dubai you can limit your total expense even to AED:1000/- per month, its all depends on you lifestyle and place you choose to live!

nabeeljamshed wrote:

Hi All,

I recently got a job in Dubai. Can anybody help me regarding monthly expenses for a single person;

Rent:     
Food:
Taxi/Metro:
Internet:
Misc:

#6 23 July 2011 14:55:48

Seabee
Seabee
Terrigal NSW

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

It's an impossible question to answer because it depends on so many things. Some people live here on a salary of Dh600 a month, others spend that on one meal in a five star hotel.

Rent depends entirely on what you want - some people bed share, others live ten to a room while others live in large luxury villas.

The same applies to food. You can buy a meal in a small local Indian restaurant for five dirhams or you can spend hundreds in an upmarket restaurant.

Taxis are metered with Dh3 flagfall and Dh1.71 per kilometre. Minimum fare is Dh10.

Metro fares depend on how many zones you travel. One zone is Dh2.50 five zones is Dh6.50. Details on http://dubaimetro.eu/tickets-card

#8 26 July 2011 11:37:47

don moe
don moe
Cairo,Maadi

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

Seabee wrote:

It's an impossible question to answer because it depends on so many things. Some people live here on a salary of Dh600 a month, others spend that on one meal in a five star hotel.

Rent depends entirely on what you want - some people bed share, others live ten to a room while others live in large luxury villas.

The same applies to food. You can buy a meal in a small local Indian restaurant for five dirhams or you can spend hundreds in an upmarket restaurant.

Taxis are metered with Dh3 flagfall and Dh1.71 per kilometre. Minimum fare is Dh10.

Metro fares depend on how many zones you travel. One zone is Dh2.50 five zones is Dh6.50. Details on http://dubaimetro.eu/tickets-card

:top: perfect information me and Tati (wife) will use it :)

#9 28 July 2011 04:50:28

BAA_BAAintheDunes

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

nabeeljamshed wrote:

Hi All,

I recently got a job in Dubai. Can anybody help me regarding monthly expenses for a single person;

Rent:     
Food:
Taxi/Metro:
Internet:
Misc:

Ill try :)

First of all congrats. GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN!

ok RENT SUCKS its better if you are acccomodated. HOWeVER you can live in MIrdiff its far but the shorooq homes ARE BEAUTIFUL we were blessed there for a month but then had to move due to other reasons. rent is 35-40 000 you can pay them every 6 months.

Food: well we are a family of four and my mother would cook everyday. Regular healthy food with rice. She would spend 3000 per month (shamppooo+toothpaste+etc) included.

Taxi: IS CHEAP! but u can rent a simplest car like yaris toyota for 2000 dirhams per month. however u can own a car for 2000 dirhams a month-a matter of preference. my mom prefers to buy I prefer to rent. its difficult for me to maintain it. I rather have someone do it for me :P

Internet: depending on where u live u can get simple usb net for 300-400 a month. My brother prefered getting it installed for 400 per month. the usb one was better for me because I could connect in the car during my free periods etc. :)

movies: 30 dirham
burger king menu: 25 dirham
units depending on how much u babble: 100 per month should be enough if u dont waste
gym: 16000 for men, 8000 for women how cool is that LOL
baskin robins: 10dirham per scoop
frappo: 25 dirham
1 hour ice skatiing: 30 dirham
dinning at sheraton: 150 dirham each night is differetn...chinese, italian, iranian,etc :) special resturants 300-400 (like labenese rest--MAGNIFICENT TASTE!must try)
dinning out on a boat (cruise)- it can vary from 300-1000dirhams

u can take education courses LOL Im considering masters but its 27000 dollars lol dont have that much :P and I dont know how serious I am about that :)

thats right on top of my head....if u have anything be sure to ask :)

PS- if your salary is 10 000 and ur accomodated ull do fine, but if ur not accomodated GOODLUCK!

I HUGE ADVICE: lets say you come down here work for a year and find a different job. I DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE EMPLOYER but they give bad reference and refuse to give NOC (NO objection LeTTeR)no matter how great uve worked. My friends went through that trouble SO MUCH! so u need be careful and ReALLLY have good relations and find and extremely convincing reason to why you are leaving...your new boss will always look for someone with an NOC!

another huge advice: lol i forgot it slipt Ill comeback and edit once I rememebr :P

Last edited by BAA_BAAintheDunes (28 July 2011 04:59:05)

#11 28 July 2011 07:51:23

BAA_BAAintheDunes

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

I remembered few more things about rent.

Rents in international city are really low and can be monthly.  They are about 3500-4500 per month. The conditions of the room is not the best unfortunatly. International city is not too close though far like mirdiff city, but the rooms are just right, compaq.

About transportation until you get a valid driving licence, you can use a bus but ull probably need to get on two buses however ur card will give u a free ride if u reach ur second transportation within 45 min.

one thing about opening accounts of any sort like bank, telephone,etc is that you can never close them. They tell you yes its closed but then you get another extra at the end of the month. So you should save such documents that prove you ve reached an agreement.

As I told you we lived in mirdif city for a month and we had a contract for a whole year, when we had to leave my father settled the problem and we were not responsible of any payments. After few months later we came back home and these mirdiff guys start calling so that we make our "monthly payment" keep in mind we have returned the key God knows that they ve even got new tenants. Anyways each month my dad has to fax the agreement that he luckily did not throw away.

Last but not least like this document DO NOT give a blank check no matter what you ll be responsible of it even if uve settled an agreement.

For another rent my father had to go to court again luckily if it werent for the agreement that he hadnt thrown away I dont know what would have happened..
bowling 30 dirham

heres another freaky story, I went to the bank once there was a local telling the lady that he had closed his bank account 10 years ago. Why did he recieve an SMS that he owed the bank 10 000 dirhams.

------I FELT LIKE STH HIT ME  you know COMPLEETE SHOCKERS------

these things are in the hands of the indians so beware..

goodluck...becareful in what you do and enjoy the beauties of UAE :)

#12 28 July 2011 09:39:30

don moe
don moe
Cairo,Maadi

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

BAA_BAAintheDunes wrote:

------I FELT LIKE STH HIT ME  you know COMPLEETE SHOCKERS------

these things are in the hands of the indians so beware..

goodluck...becareful in what you do and enjoy the beauties of UAE :)

its true :one

#14 03 June 2014 11:57:56

Priscilla
Priscilla
Quatre Bornes

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

@ pushpa322 > It is just to inform you that this thread is old (2011) But thank you for your contribution ! The information that you just gave us may help the other members. ;)  :idontagree:

Priscilla

#15 03 June 2014 23:12:05

wilsonb
wilsonb
Dubai

Re: Monthly expense in Dubai...

BAA_BAAintheDunes wrote:

------I FELT LIKE STH HIT ME  you know COMPLEETE SHOCKERS------

these things are in the hands of the indians so beware..

goodluck...becareful in what you do and enjoy the beauties of UAE :)

Precisely . . .

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