Expatriates can find affordable housing in Dubai and elsewhere in the Gulf, but the number of such rentals available in the UAE is limited.
In the past two years, there have been only about 10,000 expatriate apartments in the city.
Dubai is the second-most-populous country in the world, after the United States, with nearly one million people.
The United Arab Emirates, with a population of 1.3 billion, has more than 6 million expatriates.
There are about 6,000 apartments in total in Dubai, and there are about 5,500 of them in the capital.
As the number and variety of apartments have grown in the last decade, so too have the costs of living.
The cost of living in the United Arab Emirate has increased by about 11 percent annually, according to the International Monetary Fund.
That’s more than twice the rate of inflation.
For those living abroad, the price of living is higher than what it was when the country was first established, but it is still cheaper than what most Americans and Europeans pay.
The average salary for expats in Dubai is $1,000 a month.