The salary is insulting, I was getting this per week plus accommodations while working in Indonesia.
This is fairly normal, and worth mentioning that Kurdistan (specifically Erbil) is awash with oil money at the moment. For that salary, it's probably better to recruit in Egypt or India where there are some excellent IT people. The salary, PC Sceptic, that you quote for Indonesia is similar to or less than here in Southern Iraq, except the work is month on/month off and everything, accommodation, food, travel, domestic help is paid for. Our expat tech/HSE trainers, by the way, start at $700 per day on a 28 day stint and some feel this is low.
i like you tell you Erbil is not not Iraq ,, erbil is different Erbil in Kurdistan , we totally different from Iraq and Arab with all my respect,
This is partly true. I find I get on with Iraqi Kurds very well and I would be happy to go to Erbil for, say, a month however what I said before still stands - that every westerner I know who has worked in education in Erbil has not liked being there; indeed there are no shortage of stories on the internet about it.
I suppose it depends what you're looking for and what sort of person you are. A frustration for some (it wouldn't bother me, I'm used to the Middle East and exotic places) is that in Erbil the prices in hotel bars/restaurants where westerners gather (some hotels are for Iraqis and don't necessarily have bars) are geared up to oil company people like myself who are on expenses and don't have to worry about the cost of anything. On that salary (remember people go abroad very often to support their family/mortgage at home) that sort of expat life wouldn't be possible.