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An Expat Talks about Moving to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Dhahran

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

I wish I had brought: 1)More toiletry items from the states. There is a much better selection and better prices.

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Relax and have LOTS of patience.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

3 bedroom / 2.5 bath house, fenced yard with grass, trees, and shrubs. Approximately 2300 sq ft. This is typical for expats with my compnay.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

The company provided the housing in a company developed community.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Costs are much lower in Saudi Arabia. Avg cost of housing is approximately $400 US per month which includes all utilities.

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guest
Jun 8, 2011 00:16

We are moving to Khobar from the US. What are the best international schools for Age 5 and 6?

guest
Jul 23, 2012 19:10

This person is apparently living in Saudi Aramco housing in Dhahran not on the local market and is very lucky! The Aramco housing is owned by the company and is priced in part to fall within for US tax laws. A unit in a compound outside Dhahran like this person has would cost in the $3-5,000 USD per month plus utilities.

Dallas
Sep 18, 2013 12:10

How old is the housing in the Aramco compound? How much does it cost to play golf at the local course? How does the price of groceries compare to the U.S.? I am considering a job with Saudi Aramco. Thank You,

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Expats who want to move to the Saudi Arabia should fully explore what it means to move and live there. Read a lot of comments from people who live in Saudi Arabia, and have for a number of years.

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