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Expatriate Health Insurance News: Expats in UAE spending 30% of income on school fees

Expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are spending as much as 30 per cent of their income on the fees to send their children to school.

That is the finding of the Education UAE Survey conducted between March and April this year by WhichSchoolAdvisor.com, reports Xpress.

It found that one in five families are putting 30 per cent of their household budget each month into educating their children.

There was a slight discrepancy between parents in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as those in the former city are spending the most on school fees.

James Mullan, cofounder of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com told the news provider: "Our survey has revealed that 46 per cent of parents in Abu Dhabi pay 21 per cent or more of their household income on their children’s school fees, as opposed to 36 per cent of households in Dubai."

The cost of education is something that should be taken into consideration when families are considering moving abroad.

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