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bik
11/11/2020 03:38 EST

Hello

I'm supposed to move to Riyadh next year. My question is how much the salary should be if:

- I'm alone
- Furnished Studio apartment with access to pool is what I need
- I don't cook, so will order most of my food
- I don't drive, so I will use Uber / taxis to get around,
- Flights, insurance are paid by company

They offered 18500 SAR, Is that fine?
Should it be more? This is a senior software developer position.

I guess that's not enough right? How much should it be?

I just want to live a safe, comfortable life, nothing too luxurious. I want to be able to get to places in Saudi (tourist places), I want to travel to the seaside cities (Jeddah, Khobar).

P.S.: What about exist visas, no objection letters? Are those still a thing in Saudi?

Thanks in advance!

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modsaid
11/14/2020 10:55 EST

You should not be asking about the salary, but you should be asking about the cost of living


I'm a fellow software Engineer but based in Dubai,.

but here is a recommended points to consider

Check the overall cost of living:

* look for annual rest in the relevant house websites to understand the city and how much to pay in housing
* do the same for schooling if you have kids/family
* estimate transportation and food, 2K, 4-6K
* add relevant margin beyond the basics


the final outcome is a number that if you go below, it is not sustainable... if you go above, that is an good thing


Riyadh, as far as ai know, will have Objections to work in other places, and mandatory no objection letter if you want to move... you also require to obtain exist visa whenever you need to travel, so it is a bit restrictive

good luck

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