-Years of Education Costs in the UAE for C&B Planning

November 15, 2017
The aggregated median (average) tuition per year, across all school curriculums and all grades, throughout the UAE, equates to AED 40,212 per child, according to our findings, with of course a large variance, dependent on school, curriculum and academic year of the student. However, that means that half of parents in the UAE pay over AED 40.2k per year for...
  • 10-Years of UAE Accommodation Trends

    November 8, 2017
    In this mailer edition, we’re treating you to a sample of our 10-year time series analysis (inclusive of 2008 & 2017) used for budgeting employee housing rental costs. Below you can see the 10-year price...
  • Cost of Living UAE Report 2017-2018

    November 1, 2017
    As always, the goal of this report is to measure changes in the cost of living within the UAE, with each successive year. The Cost of Living UAE Report is now in its 15th successive...
  • Salary Benchmarking in the UAE for 2018

    October 24, 2017
    Back by popular demand, we have re-introduced our basic salary data for 200 non-industry specific roles; you’re likely to find across the majority of employers in the UAE. For some roles, we report salary...
  • 4-Years of UAE Employer Health Insurance Trends

    October 17, 2017
    The UAE’s healthcare sector has witnessed a meteoric expansion over the past four decades, particularly over the past 5 years. In 1971, when the UAE was founded, the country had just seven hospitals and 12...

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