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Cost of living in amman,jordan

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7/24/2010 11:27 EST

Hi, i just joined this forum,i am hoping it will be helpful to me.I am considering taking a job and moving to amman with my 2toddler girls(1yr and 3yrs)My monthly salary is about $1500.Does anyone have any idea on nanny services and their monthly salary and how sincere,caring and reliable the nannies can be?i will be needing one as i will be flying out of jordan alot.Also,any ideas on good english speaking day care/nursery?What is accomodation like in amman,like a 3bedroom?is it advisable to rent a furnished or unfurnished house?
Do u think a monthly salary of $1500 i will be able to sustain my family and still save?
I will appreciate feed backs pls.

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7/25/2010 01:26 EST

I am curious where you are relocating from? I live in the US and my husband's family lives in Zarqa, Jordan. I do know some lovely young ladies but one problem I see is that most young ladies are not allowed to sleep outside of the family home at night! What company are you going to be working for? I am just curious as I would so be willing to relocate to Jordan if I knew there was a job! My husband is Jordanian so I have no problem getting citizenship to work. Apartments vary and I have stayed in some nice ones but depends on the location and the price you are willing to pay? Will you be relocating alone or are you married? Have you been to Jordan before? Please write me back I am interested in hearing about your relocation! I will help however I can!

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7/25/2010 12:22 EST

i will be working as a cabin crew,that is why i am really concerned about the nanny services there cos like i said,i will be travelling alot.Yes,i am married,my husband will move with us and only stay for a while till we settle down n are comfortable with the nanny we find for the kids if we can trust to leave her with the kids.
no,i have never been to jordan b4.

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8/24/2010 10:08 EST

I've been working as a nanny for some year... im 20 years old... I speak arabic/english/french
But i only do part time... but till october 3rd i can deal with full time...I've baby sit for a french family before and a coruatian family, as well as arabic families... so if interested reply back...

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