- Cost of Living
- Qatar
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Qatar compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 165% | |||
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Food in Qatar is 165% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 67 ﷼ (E£ 318) | E£ 134 | + 138% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 22 ﷼ (E£ 106) | E£ 70 | + 51% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 15 ﷼ (E£ 71) | E£ 39 | + 82% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 7 ﷼ (E£ 32) | E£ 15 | + 117% | |
12 eggs, large | 14 ﷼ (E£ 66) | E£ 21 | + 209% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 7 ﷼ (E£ 31) | E£ 10 | + 227% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 27 ﷼ (E£ 126) | E£ 31 | + 312% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 8 ﷼ (E£ 37) | E£ 25 | + 48% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.63 ﷼ (E£ 17) | E£ 8 | + 121% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 22 ﷼ (E£ 105) | E£ 23 | + 363% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 138 ﷼ (E£ 653) | E£ 161 | + 306% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.94 ﷼ (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 118% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 4.13 ﷼ (E£ 19) | E£ 5.55 | + 251% | |
Housing | + 322% | |||
Housing in Qatar is 322% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 9,152 ﷼ (E£ 43,204) | E£ 8,316 | + 420% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 6,626 ﷼ (E£ 31,281) | E£ 4,892 | + 539% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 442 ﷼ (E£ 2,085) | E£ 763 | + 173% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 7,185 ﷼ (E£ 33,921) | E£ 6,256 | + 442% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 3,767 ﷼ (E£ 17,782) | E£ 4,018 | + 343% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 321 ﷼ (E£ 1,517) | E£ 594 | + 156% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 231 ﷼ (E£ 1,089) | E£ 218 | + 401% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,309 ﷼ (E£ 6,178) | E£ 5,901 | + 5% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 532 ﷼ (E£ 2,509) | E£ 3,116 | - 19% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 37 ﷼ (E£ 176) | E£ 96 | + 84% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 32 ﷼ (E£ 153) | E£ 88 | + 74% | |
Clothes | + 57% | |||
Clothes in Qatar is 57% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 262 ﷼ (E£ 1,238) | E£ 884 | + 40% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 304 ﷼ (E£ 1,436) | E£ 841 | + 71% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 402 ﷼ (E£ 1,900) | E£ 1,956 | - 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 413 ﷼ (E£ 1,949) | E£ 933 | + 109% | |
Transportation | + 49% | |||
Transportation in Qatar is 49% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 78,358 ﷼ (E£ 369,910) | E£ 428,575 | - 14% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.94 ﷼ (E£ 9) | E£ 7 | + 38% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 295 ﷼ (E£ 1,394) | E£ 701 | + 99% | |
Personal Care | + 200% | |||
Personal Care in Qatar is 200% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 16 ﷼ (E£ 78) | E£ 41 | + 88% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 141 ﷼ (E£ 668) | E£ 72 | + 826% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 235 ﷼ (E£ 1,109) | E£ 290 | + 282% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 44 ﷼ (E£ 207) | E£ 47 | + 339% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 19 ﷼ (E£ 92) | E£ 49 | + 88% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 19 ﷼ (E£ 89) | E£ 49 | + 82% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 12 ﷼ (E£ 55) | E£ 25 | + 117% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 12 ﷼ (E£ 56) | E£ 22 | + 159% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 72 ﷼ (E£ 339) | E£ 76 | + 345% | |
Entertainment | + 178% | |||
Entertainment in Qatar is 178% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 260 ﷼ (E£ 1,227) | E£ 350 | + 251% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 77 ﷼ (E£ 365) | E£ 128 | + 186% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 237 ﷼ (E£ 1,117) | E£ 798 | + 40% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 330 ﷼ (E£ 1,557) | E£ 581 | + 168% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 75 ﷼ (E£ 354) | E£ 75 | + 374% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 24 ﷼ (E£ 113) | E£ 40 | + 185% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 54 ﷼ (E£ 255) | E£ 43 | + 494% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 2,606 ﷼ (E£ 12,303) | E£ 9,712 | + 27% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.91 ﷼ (E£ 4.29) | E£ 1.89 | + 127% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 642 ﷼ (E£ 3,029) | E£ 821 | + 269% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 15 ﷼ (E£ 72) | E£ 39 | + 87% | |
TOTAL | + 153% |
These prices were last updated on April 21, 2019.
Exchange rate:
4.721
EGP
/
QAR
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,595 prices entered by 370 different people.
Cost of living in Qatar is 153% more expensive than in Egypt
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