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What percentage of your salary do you spend on rent?

Old Jan 13th 2013, 3:40 pm
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Including your DEWA bills, TV & internet?
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13% approx
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Including your DEWA bills, TV & internet?
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None. All paid for by the company.
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20% ish
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25%. I'd be willing to spend up to 33% on the right place, but certainly no more than that.
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None. All paid for by the company.
ggrrr. of course you do. If you didn't, you'd earn more.

housing / (salary + housing)
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It's about 28% for me, including DEWA.

In general, and as auzdafluff implies, housing shouldn't really take up more than a 1/3 of your income, if possible.
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34% for me. I wish I could reduce it, but not easy when you have a family.

family in Dubai = serious wallet-injury
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9.2%, don't live in Dubai though.....
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Default Re: What percentage of your salary do you spend on rent?

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
ggrrr. of course you do. If you didn't, you'd earn more.

housing / (salary + housing)
Not true my old son. I negotiate salary and housing separately as do most of my colleagues. If I get a high/low salary it doesn't influence the rate I am going to get for housing afterwards.

So there

Hence zero for me on the percentage

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Originally Posted by Ajeeb View Post
None. All paid for by the company.
From the money tree....

Let me break the bad news to you, all those 'benefits' and 'allowances' you have to earn for your employer to pay them out on your behalf. It's an accounting entry name difference only, but at the end of the day your complete package is your salary. This is what you make whatever name is put against this entry in your contract.
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22.5%
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Not true my old son. I negotiate salary and housing separately as do most of my colleagues. If I get a high/low salary it doesn't influence the rate I am going to get for housing afterwards.

So there

Hence zero for me on the percentage
Really? So after your salary is paid for, the housing allowance is paid from proceeds of lottery winings or from kindness of heart of the employer. After they finish negotiating with you, they don't draw one bottom line under 'cost of employing this guy'?
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