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I posted this in another thread but didnt get much reply. So i thought I would create a separate thread here.

Im finalising an offer at the moment to work in Jeddah. Apart from housing I would think the other expenses should be about the same for Saudi & UAE. Exchange rates are almost the same too.

Can someone take a look at these expenses and tell me if my ball park is about right? Schooling is taken from the British School website so I know that is correct. Housing may be more in Dubai.

Bills, Food and Luxuries are the ones that I need to be looked at, plus anything else I might have missed.

Expenses per month
Housing -8,334
School -3,998
Bills (elec) -2,000
Car Insurance -1,000
Food -5,000
Luxuries -4,000
Maid -1,000
Other ???
Total Expenses -25,332

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Old Sep 11th 2007, 9:16 am
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I posted this in another thread but didnt get much reply. So i thought I would create a separate thread here.

Im finalising an offer at the moment to work in Jeddah. Apart from housing I would think the other expenses should be about the same for Saudi & UAE. Exchange rates are almost the same too.

Can someone take a look at these expenses and tell me if my ball park is about right? Schooling is taken from the British School website so I know that is correct. Housing may be more in Dubai.

Bills, Food and Luxuries are the ones that I need to be looked at, plus anything else I might have missed.

Expenses per month
Housing -8,334
School -3,998
Bills (elec) -2,000
Car Insurance -1,000
Food -5,000
Luxuries -4,000
Maid -1,000
Other ???
Total Expenses -25,332

Thanks.
Can't help with Saudi prices but what currency is this list in ???
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Can't help with Saudi prices but what currency is this list in ???
Currency is Saudi Riyals. 1000 SAR = 979 Dhirams, so more or less equal. I would expect only the housing to differ but I dont know how accurate my estimates are.
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Currency is Saudi Riyals. 1000 SAR = 979 Dhirams, so more or less equal. I would expect only the housing to differ but I dont know how accurate my estimates are.
Hopefully someone better in the know will help you...
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How do the expenses compare to Dubai?
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How do the expenses compare to Dubai?
Quite difficult to compare as I am single so living less expensive, and I don't cook much, no kids and my bills are covered ... okay luxuries might be a bit higher for me

Housing again depends what is that amount for Flat/Villa how many rooms etc ???
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Quite difficult to compare as I am single so living less expensive, and I don't cook much, no kids and my bills are covered ... okay luxuries might be a bit higher for me

Housing again depends what is that amount for Flat/Villa how many rooms etc ???
single, no kids and bills covered!! what are you doing next thursday
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single, no kids and bills covered!! what are you doing next thursday
Buying Luxuries ....
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Food, maid and electricity look sky high.
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Buying Luxuries ....
expensive tastes!!
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expensive tastes!!
Its a girl thing.....
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Food, maid and electricity look sky high.
i don't think so...in fact, maid looks very low but then i'm only talking about dubai costs...

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Its a girl thing.....
dont worry we are the same. just with us its gadgets instead of shoes!!
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expensive tastes!!
that god i haven't...

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that god i haven't...

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