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Old Sep 14th 2004, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Redwings
the point is he can save or loose that all if he lives abnormally in that part of the world.
i know i know!!! just being a smart arse for a change!

well the other things.. does he have medical, relocation and also are work helping out with the appartment rent? he has not said that yet either....
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Old Oct 29th 2004, 1:22 am
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Default Re: cost of living in dubai - what do you think?

you can spend as much as you have or as little as you want,

i went recently on holiday with my dad, just for fun, and ended up spending over $50k, bought 2 cars, clothes, electronic things, etc

so its really upto you, it depends on what your current level of living is,
lavish living in some countries might be spending $3000 a month or so, in others it could be $10k, it depends

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Old Nov 10th 2004, 3:03 pm
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Default Re: cost of living in dubai - what do you think?

Old post--but still.

Can someone please explain to me why there is such resistance in answering question regarding cost of living? Before actually going to DUbai to see it myself, it was very hard to obtain factual information on what the prices were like. Perhaps it has to do with the way the question is asked?

Of course you can spend as much as you want. In any country you can do this. But coming from Norway, if someone asks me this question, I have to answer that it is indeed expensive to live in. A meal at McD is 6£, a beer is the same, and you can rent a one bedroom apartment in the capital for £400/month.

Is it that you guys don't want more people coming to Dubai? () or is it simply that this is the wrong board for these questions?

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Old Nov 10th 2004, 3:10 pm
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Default Re: cost of living in dubai - what do you think?

Originally Posted by Jamila
Old post--but still.

Can someone please explain to me why there is such resistance in answering question regarding cost of living? Before actually going to DUbai to see it myself, it was very hard to obtain factual information on what the prices were like. Perhaps it has to do with the way the question is asked?

Of course you can spend as much as you want. In any country you can do this. But coming from Norway, if someone asks me this question, I have to answer that it is indeed expensive to live in. A meal at McD is 6£, a beer is the same, and you can rent a one bedroom apartment in the capital for £400/month.

Is it that you guys don't want more people coming to Dubai? () or is it simply that this is the wrong board for these questions?

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It soo does depend on the way you live, and is so hard to answer. Basically, dear, if you come on an expat contract where accomodation, fees, medical insurance are paid for and your salary is just to pay off electricity/water/beach club membership then you really can save quite a lot. But if your contract doesn't give you housing allowance then it can be as expensive as central London (bless her).
Why don't you put a list on here of things you would like to know the cost of (like avg elec. bill for example) and I will fill them in?!
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Old Nov 11th 2004, 7:48 am
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Default Re: cost of living in dubai - what do you think?

Originally Posted by Jamila
Old post--but still.

Can someone please explain to me why there is such resistance in answering question regarding cost of living? Before actually going to DUbai to see it myself, it was very hard to obtain factual information on what the prices were like. Perhaps it has to do with the way the question is asked?

Of course you can spend as much as you want. In any country you can do this. But coming from Norway, if someone asks me this question, I have to answer that it is indeed expensive to live in. A meal at McD is 6£, a beer is the same, and you can rent a one bedroom apartment in the capital for £400/month.

Is it that you guys don't want more people coming to Dubai? () or is it simply that this is the wrong board for these questions?

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well hard to answer.... u can live as cheaply or as expensively as you want... like any major city...
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Old Nov 11th 2004, 9:29 am
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Default Re: cost of living in dubai - what do you think?

Originally Posted by Jamila
Old post--but still.

Can someone please explain to me why there is such resistance in answering question regarding cost of living? Before actually going to DUbai to see it myself, it was very hard to obtain factual information on what the prices were like. Perhaps it has to do with the way the question is asked?

Of course you can spend as much as you want. In any country you can do this. But coming from Norway, if someone asks me this question, I have to answer that it is indeed expensive to live in. A meal at McD is 6£, a beer is the same, and you can rent a one bedroom apartment in the capital for £400/month.

Is it that you guys don't want more people coming to Dubai? () or is it simply that this is the wrong board for these questions?

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jamilla,

Its cheaper than norway and is also a question that is impossible to answer unless u live it - do u like cheapor expensive - do you want accommodation sharing or your own, where do you want to live, etcetera etcetera.
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Thanks guys. Learned a bit from this! Like, be extremely specific when you ask.....

oh, and one month before the actual move to DBX today. Excited!
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Old Nov 11th 2004, 12:46 pm
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Default Re: cost of living in dubai - what do you think?

Originally Posted by Jamila
Thanks guys. Learned a bit from this! Like, be extremely specific when you ask.....

oh, and one month before the actual move to DBX today. Excited!
do fire ahead with any other questions...
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Originally Posted by joseph.creative
do fire ahead with any other questions...
But don't expect an intelligent response from him

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Old Nov 11th 2004, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Truth Speak
But don't expect an intelligent response from him

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