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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?
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.
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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