Dubai is the 20th most expensive city in the world. Ironic, then, that most expatriates move to the emirate to save money.
July 7, 2009 3:33 by Dana El Baltaji
We trust you heard that Dubai is the second most expensive city for expatriates in the Middle East (Tel Aviv tops the list) and the 20th most expensive worldwide? In one year alone Dubai jumped 32 places on Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2009.
It’s a little upsetting, especially since we uprooted ourselves and moved to Dubai to save money. We can’t help but laugh at the irony; we couldn’t have chosen a more inappropriate place to save. Maybe the financial crisis will take care of that.
Do you think Dubai will go further up that list next year? Will you stay in Dubai to find out?