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Emirati families earn 300 pc more than expatriate counterparts
Emirati families in Abu Dhabi earn three times more than their expatriate equivalents, claims the...
July 8, 2009 12:07 by Dana El Baltaji
Emirati families in Abu Dhabi earn three times more than their expatriate equivalents, claims the Department of Economic Development (DED) based on an emirate-wide study.
The study showed that the average monthly salary of Emirati families in 2008 was AED47,066 compared with AED15,000 for expatriates, reports Gulf News.
Furthermore, the average Emirati household spends AED25,458 per month compared with AED8,900 for expatriates.
The DED’s head researcher Khalid Desouky explained that Emirati families are generally larger, comprising of 10 individuals per family unit, which may explain the discrepancies in household incomes.
Over half of the UAE’s citizens live in Abu Dhabi.