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Dubai low wages - what gives?

Old Jan 23rd 2024, 9:14 pm
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I've just turned down a job in Dubai, 40k all in. Almost half of what I earn in ksa, all in. I may have to pay taxes in the UK, but at least that covers most things like school and medical. Family of 4, I have 100+ days of leave a year, would the above be worth moving considering all my reservation? My family won't move out until I go somewhere that isn't KSA.
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Old Jan 24th 2024, 1:57 am
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Dubai's had huge influxes of people in the last couple of years - wages are stagnating as a result of a swelling and increasingly desperate labour pool across many industries. The cost of living, especially rentals continues to rise as well - 40k all in doesn't sound anywhere near what would be needed to live a moderately comfortable life if you have a family to think about as well. Perhaps if it included accommodation and a few other costs it might be workable with a bit of belt tightening.
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Old Jan 24th 2024, 8:45 am
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Dubai's had huge influxes of people in the last couple of years - wages are stagnating as a result of a swelling and increasingly desperate labour pool across many industries. The cost of living, especially rentals continues to rise as well - 40k all in doesn't sound anywhere near what would be needed to live a moderately comfortable life if you have a family to think about as well. Perhaps if it included accommodation and a few other costs it might be workable with a bit of belt tightening.
Thanks for confirming. I see a lot of recruiters on LinkedIn having a hard time with their job postings usually offering even less than this for similar positions. Guess the only selling point now is quality of life.
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