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Sharjah, the UAE

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: The population of Sharjah is 1.4 million people. Sharjah is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, modern infrastructure, and a diverse population. Expats love living in Sharjah for its low cost of living, excellent job opportunities, and its proximity to Dubai. The weather in Sharjah is generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit (18-35 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is relatively low. A one bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,500 per month.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Sharjah, they said:

"Before retiring in Sharjah, expats should be aware of the local laws and regulations. It is important to research the cost of living in the area, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Expats should also be aware of the cultural norms and expectations in the area, and be prepared to respect them. Additionally, expats should be aware of the climate in Sharjah, as it can be very hot and humid during the summer months. Finally, expats should be aware of the visa requirements for living in the UAE, and ensure that they have the necessary documents and permits before arriving," remarked one expat who made the move to Sharjah.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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