The Dubai salary comparison

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According to recent studies, UAE firms are expected to hike salaries next year. A period of economic stability and improved business means Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, is predicting a five percent average raise across industries in 2013.

However there isn’t quite as much confidence in the UAE as its regional neighbours, with salaries expected to go up by six percent in Saudi Arabia, and 5.6 percent in Kuwait and Oman.

Nor will the news do much to calm Dubaians’ anxieties about the rising cost of living. A recent report by property broker CBRE reported an average hike in home rentals of 14 percent in the first six months of the year, and 30 percent in the 12 month period since last June.

Meanwhile, www.Bayt.com’s MENA Salary Survey reported that more than half of Dubai residents (53 percent) complained that their cost of living increased more than 15 percent in 2012.

Janitor
Dhs2,600

Retail sales clerk
Dhs4,084

Plumber
Dhs4,630

Waiter Dhs4,762

Taxi driver
Dhs4,071

Bartender
Dhs5,998

Chef
Dhs7,668

Elementary school teacher Dhs8,277

Nurse Dhs8,383

Accountant Dhs8,848

Massage therapist
Dhs9,783

Sports trainer Dhs10,233

Public relations executive Dhs10,547

Logistics employee Dhs12,188

Journalist
Dhs12,362

Flight attendant
Dhs12,610

Surveyor
Dhs13,525

Finance assistant Dhs13,330

Advertising account executive Dhs13,654

Lawyer
Dhs15,756

Banking & cashiering manager Dhs15,825

Programmer analyst Dhs16,090

Architect Dhs16,639

Construction engineer Dhs19,735

Media manager Dhs21,035

Hotel general manager
Dhs30,000

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