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27000 AED salary

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By ahmaidan - Posted on
12 September 2012
Hi everybody, I need your input on an offer with the goverment as senior officer, 15000 basic salary, 11000 allownace (includes schools, tickets, utility bills) and 190000 for the residence. I have 4 kids 10, 8, 5, 3 years old. Thank you all,
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its not bad at all but of course depends on the lifestyle you seek and how frequently you are thinking of travelling back home. total package is 502 k AED per yr. 190k will get you a very nice and large (4 or 5 bed) villa off island where the best international schools are too in either Al Raha or Khalifa. Even on island you should find villas though they will be smaller (3 or 4 beds) and older in style or flats downtown - try ADCP for an idea.
School fees are expensive so depending on which school you go for, you may or may not have a great deal of disposable cash left after that. Good luck!

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Hi Ahmaiden,

As anon says the salary you are being offered is pretty decent, but whether you and your family can live comfortably on it will depend on your lifestyle.

The housing allowance is pretty decent and you should be able to get a nice villa for that price.

Sending 4 children to international school will be expensive though.  It is likely to be at least AED 50,000 per year per child. 

Also, you should check to see wether flights home and health insurance for you and your family will come as part of the employment package. 

Use the Expat Arrival's Cost of Living in Abu Dhabi page to help you estimate your costs.Then if you are not completley happy with the offer, do not be afraid to go back to the employer and negotiate a more suitable package. This page of Contract Negotiation in Abu Dhabi should help you there.

Good luck
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Anonymous's picture

I think it's really great . Allah be with you

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Anonymous's picture

Thank you all for your valuable input and help, I accpeted the offer as such and waiting for contract and other signatures

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Anonymous's picture

Thank you all for your valuable input and help, I accpeted the offer as such and waiting for contract and other signatures

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Anonymous's picture

Hi! I would be grateful to have some vital inputs & advice w.r.t an offer in Abu Dhabi.
Details are as follow:-----
#Working hours:8 hrs per day / 6 days per week
#Status :Family (Spouse and children 18 years old and below)
#Basic: AED 10,400/- per month
#Transportation: AED 1,500/- per month or company car
# Accommodation: AED 6,250/- per month
# Cell & Internet Allowance: AED 100/- Per month

Other benefits:
# 30 calendar days paid annual leave
# One economy return air ticket for self and family to your home country per annum.
# Medical Insurance for self and family as per XYZ co. Middle East Medical Insurance scheme
# Gratuity as per UAE Labor Law
Any thing else can be sought. My Job requires lot of travelling in Gulf countries for inspection.
Thanks & regards
Urpan, India

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