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Considering a move to Riyadh

Old Oct 9th 2010, 11:30 pm
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Hi All

Am considering a move to Riyadh soon (banking). I have an offer but need help in structuring it (e.g. Should I ask for a house separately or should I just take the housing allowance as part of my package and look for a house myself ? Should I ask to be paid specifically in USD ? Is there any other component that I should ask for ? How much would a three bedroom house in a compound cost ?

Background info - no kids (me and the wife only)

How much money would i normally be expecting to save (as a percentage of my package) ? I'm not expecting to live lavishly (simple Toyota Corolla etc). Only weakness is books.

The total package is in the range of SAR 900,000 - 1 million. I look forward to all the guidance I can get.

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Old Oct 10th 2010, 5:40 pm
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send me a private message and i can give u my mobile number and if u want u can ring and i shall explain further for u all the details u require
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Old Oct 10th 2010, 8:09 pm
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send me a private message and i can give u my mobile number and if u want u can ring and i shall explain further for u all the details u require
Will do - apparently private messages can only be sent once I have made three posts (and the last post was my first !!) - so I'll send you a PM in a day or so (or once you respond to this thread ) - many thanks Maximuss !!
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Old Oct 10th 2010, 9:08 pm
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You should be able to save around 700,000 SAR a year based on what you say, seems hardly worth it to me, I think you should hold out for a bit more than that.
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Old Oct 11th 2010, 9:17 am
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You should be able to save around 700,000 SAR a year based on what you say, seems hardly worth it to me, I think you should hold out for a bit more than that.
hold out for a bit more ?

em ok, i must be underpaid then!

170k GBP package in my books is not bad at all.
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Old Oct 11th 2010, 11:32 am
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hold out for a bit more ?

em ok, i must be underpaid then!

170k GBP package in my books is not bad at all.
give us a pm message when u upto 3 messages
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You should be able to save around 700,000 SAR a year based on what you say, seems hardly worth it to me, I think you should hold out for a bit more than that.
arc en ciel - Why do you say that ? If you're saying I could save 70% of my package, that's way over what I can currently save in the UK.
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give us a pm message when u upto 3 messages
Maximuss - sent you a pm - many thanks !!
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Old Nov 29th 2010, 10:37 pm
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Hi,

My husband has also just been offered a job in Riyadh (banking). Could I ask if you negotiated your salary/package with them or did you except the first offer?

Please PM me.

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Old Nov 30th 2010, 8:15 am
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it is probably easier to get the company to pay for your housing - Riyadh can be expensive for compound accommodation.

To give you an example, we are currently on Cordoba Compound. A large size three bed villa will cost circa SR280,000 pa. You can get cheaper, and more expensive, depends what you want really. Western style compounds may also have a bit of a waiting list.

Again, if you want to PM me, you are more than welcome and I can go through the Housing prices with you. I'm in HR, and we are currently looking at sourcing a new compound for our Western Expats.
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send me a private message and i can give u my mobile number and if u want u can ring and i shall explain further for u all the details u require
hmmm ..I often ring strange men i meet from the net
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