“People who come to London from Gulf countries often forget the fact that you pay VAT on absolutely everything in this part of the world.”
Report by Stepfeed.com November 2018
Choosing the ideal place to live – be it within the country you currently reside in or abroad – can be hard and extremely time-consuming. There are several important factors one needs to take into consideration before moving, including rental, food, and petrol prices, as well as childcare and transportation costs.
Dubai, for example, is well-known for its high rents but low public transportation cost. But how does Dubai compare to the cost of living in London?
Let’s take a look at the figures below, compiled by Numbeo, a global crowd-sourced database of reported consumer prices.
“Living in London can be very expensive. People who come here from Gulf countries often forget the fact that you pay VAT on absolutely everything in this part of the world,” Ahmed Al Braiki, an Emirati student who currently lives in London, told StepFeed.
Although the annual rates for private international schools in London seem extremely high, unlike the UAE, free alternative public school places are available to every child, regardless of social status, nationality, race, religion, or gender, and is often the preferred option chosen by many parents in the UK.