Cost of living in Qatar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 66 ﷼‎
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 24 ﷼‎
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 18 ﷼‎
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 15 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 21 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.92 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 120 ﷼‎
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.88 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.05 ﷼‎
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,486 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,756 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 453 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 7,042 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,075 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 285 ﷼‎
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 236 ﷼‎
40” flat screen TV 1,386 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 451 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 41 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 33 ﷼‎
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 230 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 249 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 359 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 305 ﷼‎
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,252 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.93 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 315 ﷼‎
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 17 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 59 ﷼‎
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 246 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 27 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 16 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 11 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 12 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 46 ﷼‎
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 192 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 77 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 198 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 348 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 68 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 22 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 51 ﷼‎
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,674 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.66 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 518 ﷼‎
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 10 ﷼‎

Map of Cost of Living in Qatar

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This map shows only the top cities in Qatar. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Qatar? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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List of all cities available in Qatar

Doha

Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Doha costs 3,050 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Doha costs 800 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Doha costs 45 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Doha costs 20 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Doha costs 75 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Doha costs 600 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Doha costs 500 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Doha costs 60 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Doha costs 400 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Doha costs 40 ﷼‎ (8 days ago)