Brazilian IT Consultant Single move to Dubai with a Job Offer 20k AED


I’m an Brazilian 35 years old single IT Consultant that got an offer of 20000 AED per month job offer. My expectation is to stay in Dubai for about 2-3 years and complete an academic course in a good institution. The course most likely will be a MBA.

I will be working in Jebel Ali and the job offer is:
•    20k AED salary per month;
•    30 days annual leave per annum;
•    Air tickets once per year to Home Country (Brazil);
•    Medical Insurance;
•    Life Insurance;
•    48 working hours per week;
•    2 years of contract.

I would like to save at least 25% of my salary to travel during vocations and holidays to near and Far East countries. Please check the following expectation of cost of living:
•    1 Bed Room Apartment  in Dubai Sports City well equipped: 5000 AED
•    Mobile Phone = 300 AED
•    Home Internet = 200 AED
•    Gym = 500 AED
•    Car with Fuel = 3000 AED
•    Food = 2000 AED
•    Academic Course (MBA) = 4000 AED

Notice that all cost are per month.

It seems to be a good deal but I would like to some comments and advises. This is my first time abroad to live as an expat therefore everything is new for me. Any thoughts are more than welcome.


No comments at all?

now for 1 Bed Room Apartment  in Dubai Sports City well equipped you will need more than that i think, sports city is pretty expensive you can get at     39,000 AED yearly which means  you may save more on an apartment

     Mobile Phone = 300 AED i don't make too much phone calls so am not that familiar with the calling but you will have to avoid using credit and use internet calls coz it is super expensive and that's for me

home internet, you will need like 500 and above now that there is tax it has also increased

for gym you are ok with 500 monthly

3000 aed for fuel?? man thats too much fuel here is cheap you can get a full tank at around The price of 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas in Dubai is Dirham 1.92

food 2000 aed unless you are going to cook for your self, but if you eat in restaurants add another 1k make it 3k and depends on what you eat

for courses you need to do more research it is expensive here for studying, super expensive 4000 man it seems small

overall 20000 aed is a good package but if you have a family you will have to cut down on all the above costs as it would crush your salary and all your expectations, dubai is good man, come you will feel at home, there are many nationalities here and if you work for 6 months and you don't like your offer you can look for another employer, you may be luck and you will find a gold mine of an employer who would give you 2 times 20k aed good luck man

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20K is good salary in UAE,

good luck, and enjoy your stay here in Dubai

and welcome

Its good salary, not the best but better than other

THank you everyone on sharing you toughts.

Yes, it isn't the best salary but it seems to be reasonable and I should be fine with it.

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