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Poll: 62% in Middle East, North Africa unhappy with salaries


Across the Middle East and North Africa, 62 percent of nationals and residents are not satisfied with their work salaries, according to a survey conducted by YouGov, an independent research and consultancy firm, and, a popular recruitment website.

Only 15 percent of respondents are “extremely satisfied.”

Respondents “are not very satisfied with the various elements related to their professional life,” stated the summary report of the survey, entitled “Happiness and wellbeing in the MENA region.”

The summary added: “Highest dissatisfaction is with financial independence across all three regions” of the Gulf, Levant and North Africa.

“General safety”, “security” and “leading a stable financial life” are the most important factors that impact on one’s general happiness, according to participants’ responses.