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Salary in Sharjah

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Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:15 pm

Hi,
I've been offered 6,000 and paid accomodation for a teaching job in Sharjah. I might bring my spouse and a kid a few months later. Is this enough for a decent leaving? Would I be able to make any savings?
Thanks,

 

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Re: Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:50 pm

6,000.00 AED = 1,893.23 CAD

You really think you can save much with that?

 

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Re: Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:33 am

Thanks for the reply - you are right, the amount doesn't seem right, but I still don't know the cost of living there...

Cheers,

 

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Re: Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:31 pm

hi there toronto... first i'd like to affirm that the 6000 amount you mentioned is in Durhams... and not US dollars... it would make a rather large difference...

Having visited Sharjah and Dubai it would seem that the amount offered is just enough... to survive. i've also been hearing from friends that the salary scale for academics are not too great.. or at least not as how many imagine it is... i've been advised that your negotiations should be in your benefit package.. you've got housing.. good.. does it include electricity... my parents apartment is 24/7 airconditioning (you will need it in the summer months) and their bill is about 800 durhams if memory serves me right. you can get a fairly new budget car for about 20-40 thousand durhams... but i suggest something strong as the driving is best described as wild with high accidents on Sheik Zayed Road (main highway)

food pricing seems somewhat comparable with canada (if memory serves me right) expect to spend 40-60 durhams on a meal outside. portions are large (usually) at this point, i too am researching salaries in sharjah as well.. and i havent gotten a figure yet...

BTW are you applying to a university / college / high school?

regards - 7.4

 

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Re: Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:14 pm

- toronto

Hi,
I've been offered 6,000 and paid accomodation for a teaching job in Sharjah. I might bring my spouse and a kid a few months later. Is this enough for a decent leaving? Would I be able to make any savings?
Thanks,



When converted in to Canadain dollars, this does not seem to be very much, that said - What does your paid accomodation include as each pakage is different.

Many employers pay for school fees ( some dont ) - not for children under school age so you would be paying for nursery fees until age of 5.
Some employers pay all utility bills, not including phones. Is the accomadation furnished if not will they pay re location fees. Have they offered a light home once a year as some company provide this.
More often than not if your in an apartment then AC is usually free (ours is ) as is gas if your not using electric.
Have you been offered medical insurance - A must as health care is rather costly here.
If your bringing your wife, does she work as you would able to sponser her therefore bringing in additional money.
You can hire a car for 1'200 Dirhams, unless your offered a travel allowance in which case you would be able to buy a car - ppl generally go for prados, land cruisers as they are heavy and instalments are lower than monthly hire.

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Re: Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:48 am

Hi 7.4 and Mikki - thanks for your postings. Meanwhile I got another offer for Dubai, slightly better than Sharja, but decided to pass both of them. If I were single, probably I would go for it.

Cheers,
toronto
P.S. Mikki, I like your quote, but don't dare to show it to my wife (:

 

toronto
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Re: Salary in Sharjah

Post Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:56 pm

too bad
Teachers make a lot specially during exmas periods
most of the students take private lessons,, 100$/hour

 

oussama
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