May 21, 2019 Elwira Kostka

Dubai among world’s top cities for high salary, disposable income after rent


Dubai: Dubai remains one of the world’s best places to go for people looking to boost their income and enjoy a better lifestyle.

The emirate has been listed among the world’s top cities for high monthly salary and disposable income in the Deutsche Bank’s Mapping the World’s Prices 2019 survey.

The emirate’s quality of life has also been rated higher compared to a number of European, US and Asian cities. And what’s more, the cost of goods and services, such as buying a new iPhone or renting a car, also comes out cheaper in Dubai.

The survey, which was released on Monday, ranked Dubai the 14th-best city for monthly salary, pegged at $2,856 (Dh10,485) in 2019, and 11th-best city for income after rent, estimated to be around $2,068.The city was also listed among the top 20 places in the world in terms of quality of life, which takes into account the cost of living, healthcare, pollution and climate. The top city on the survey’s quality of life index is Zurich, followed by Wellington and Copenhagen.However, it scored higher in terms of safety, ranking number one on the index, and purchasing power, ranking number four. It means that people in Dubai don’t just enjoy higher income and stronger purchasing power compared to many of their peers worldwide, they live in the safest city in the world.or a weekend getaway, Dubai is a great choice for those on a budget. It costs just $1,327 to spend a weekend in Dubai, a lot cheaper than in 24 other top cities like Zurich, Madrid, Paris and New York, among others. The price, ranked 25th on the index, includes two nights at a standard five-star hotel, two pub meals for two, two restaurant dinners for two, car rental for two days, soft drinks and a bit of shopping (a pair of jeans and pair of sports shoes).It also doesn’t break the bank to buy an iPhone XS in Dubai, with the average price fixed at $1,323, the sixth cheapest in the world. In Brazil, the gadget can easily set one back $2,050.It also doesn’t break the bank to buy an iPhone XS in Dubai, with the average price fixed at $1,323, the sixth cheapest in the world. In Brazil, the gadget can easily set one back $2,050.

 

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