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UAE residents worry over higher costs due to VAT

About 44.6 per cent are worried about not being able to afford the increased cost of living as a result of VAT being added to products, according to the survey from yallacompare, a leading comparison site in the Middle East. Over

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Saudi king orders extra pay to offset rising cost of living

King Salman has ordered extra pay for Saudi government workers and soldiers this year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked domestic gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).   

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Abu Dhabi 'best Mideastern city for expats'

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the best place to live abroad in the Middle East region, in the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey. With more than 14,000 respondents, the survey is one of the most extensive

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Abu Dhabi 'best Mideastern city for expats'

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the best place to live abroad in the Middle East region, in the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey. With more than 14,000 respondents, the survey is one of the most extensive

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi among top 25 most expensive cities

Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE have been ranked among the 25 most expensive cities to live in the world, according to the latest Cost of Living Survey published by Mercer, a global consulting leader. The global rankings see Dubai

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Saudi among states with lowest cost of living for expats

Saudi Arabia ranks ninth in the world  for the countries with the lowest cost of living for expatriates, a report said. Sixty-eight per cent of expats in Saudi Arabia are overall satisfied with their financial situation, and

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Angola's capital the 'most expensive city' for expats

Despite being recognised as a relatively inexpensive city, the cost of imported goods and safe living conditions in the country are available at a steep price, said Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living Survey.   The

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Dubai most expensive city in region for expats

Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE are the most expensive cities in the Middle East for expatriates, as Jeddah, Saudi Arabia continues to be the least expensive city in the region, a report said. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been

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Qatar cost of living 'highest in Gulf'

Qatar has the highest cost of living in the Gulf thanks to the high cost of renting homes in the country, said a report. In a like-for-like comparison of seven measures accommodation, food, healthcare, education, transport, utilit

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Mena residents see rise in cost of living

About 71 per cent residents across the region anticipate a rise in the cost of living in their country in the next six months, said a consumer confidence survey report. The latest Middle East and North Africa (Mena) Consumer Confi

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