Cost of living in Qatar compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 167% | |||
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Food in Qatar is 167% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 64 ﷼ (E£ 275) | E£ 85 | + 225% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 25 ﷼ (E£ 107) | E£ 77 | + 40% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 20 ﷼ (E£ 86) | E£ 44 | + 95% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 8 ﷼ (E£ 36) | E£ 17 | + 114% | |
12 eggs, large | 11 ﷼ (E£ 48) | E£ 18 | + 161% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.36 ﷼ (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 196% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 18 ﷼ (E£ 78) | E£ 36 | + 117% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 7 ﷼ (E£ 29) | E£ 24 | + 19% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 4.12 ﷼ (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 139% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 30 ﷼ (E£ 131) | E£ 31 | + 329% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 116 ﷼ (E£ 501) | E£ 177 | + 183% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 5.24 ﷼ (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 51% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 4.81 ﷼ (E£ 21) | E£ 6 | + 241% | |
Housing | + 437% | |||
Housing in Qatar is 437% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 10,081 ﷼ (E£ 43,445) | E£ 7,788 | + 458% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 7,466 ﷼ (E£ 32,175) | E£ 3,362 | + 857% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 563 ﷼ (E£ 2,425) | E£ 704 | + 244% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 6,490 ﷼ (E£ 27,969) | E£ 4,620 | + 505% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 4,476 ﷼ (E£ 19,290) | E£ 3,344 | + 477% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 397 ﷼ (E£ 1,709) | E£ 501 | + 241% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 262 ﷼ (E£ 1,127) | E£ 137 | + 725% | |
40” flat screen tv | 1,220 ﷼ (E£ 5,259) | E£ 4,538 | + 16% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 406 ﷼ (E£ 1,750) | E£ 2,125 | - 18% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 38 ﷼ (E£ 165) | E£ 96 | + 72% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 37 ﷼ (E£ 159) | E£ 57 | + 179% | |
Clothes | + 8% | |||
Clothes in Qatar is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 237 ﷼ (E£ 1,022) | E£ 917 | + 11% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 213 ﷼ (E£ 917) | E£ 848 | + 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 459 ﷼ (E£ 1,978) | E£ 2,121 | - 7% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 384 ﷼ (E£ 1,653) | E£ 1,289 | + 28% | |
Transportation | + 130% | |||
Transportation in Qatar is 130% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 73,418 ﷼ (E£ 316,391) | E£ 395,100 | - 20% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.28 ﷼ (E£ 5.52) | E£ 8 | - 30% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 378 ﷼ (E£ 1,629) | E£ 318 | + 412% | |
Personal Care | + 149% | |||
Personal Care in Qatar is 149% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 18 ﷼ (E£ 77) | E£ 35 | + 119% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 61 ﷼ (E£ 261) | E£ 61 | + 330% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 204 ﷼ (E£ 880) | E£ 261 | + 237% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 20 ﷼ (E£ 86) | E£ 131 | - 34% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 14 ﷼ (E£ 61) | E£ 43 | + 42% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 27 ﷼ (E£ 116) | E£ 36 | + 222% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 17 ﷼ (E£ 72) | E£ 20 | + 262% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 8 ﷼ (E£ 34) | E£ 18 | + 86% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 64 ﷼ (E£ 274) | E£ 71 | + 285% | |
Entertainment | + 180% | |||
Entertainment in Qatar is 180% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 229 ﷼ (E£ 988) | E£ 328 | + 201% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 82 ﷼ (E£ 352) | E£ 175 | + 101% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 387 ﷼ (E£ 1,666) | E£ 1,249 | + 33% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 366 ﷼ (E£ 1,579) | E£ 406 | + 289% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 78 ﷼ (E£ 337) | E£ 75 | + 346% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 25 ﷼ (E£ 106) | E£ 38 | + 178% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 49 ﷼ (E£ 211) | E£ 47 | + 349% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 1,699 ﷼ (E£ 7,322) | E£ 9,759 | - 25% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.00 ﷼ (E£ 4.31) | E£ 1.50 | + 187% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 618 ﷼ (E£ 2,665) | E£ 466 | + 472% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 16 ﷼ (E£ 70) | E£ 44 | + 61% | |
TOTAL | + 196% |
These prices were last updated on April 08, 2021.
Exchange rate:
4.309
EGP
/
QAR
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 1,087 prices entered by 133 different people.
Cost of living in Qatar is 196% more expensive than in Egypt
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