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.
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
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
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
More than 67 per cent of UAE professionals feel their current salary is lower than that of other companies in their industry, with only 3 per cent stating a high level of satisfaction with their current remuneration, according to a survey.
Zurich has topped Tokyo to become the world's most expensive city, as surging currencies push up the cost of living in countries like Switzerland and Australia, a survey showed on Tuesday.
The Swiss Franc's allure as a safe haven
Sixty-two per cent of the employees in the UAE feel that their current remuneration is not in line with the cost of living, according to a recent survey.
However, 49 per cent believe that their financial position will improve in a year’s t
Qatar recorded the highest number of professionals with the biggest salaries in the region, with 10 per cent earning $8,001 or more each month, in a new study.
Across the Mena region, the average monthly salary differs considerably from co
Jobs and cost of living -- not culture and environment -- matter most for a city's attractiveness, says a new research.
Urban policymakers must not lose sight of the basics of liveability - transport, roads, schools and safety - as th