Cost of living in Qatar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 64 ﷼‎
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 6 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 13 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 31 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.94 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63 ﷼‎
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.50 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.98 ﷼‎
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,113 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,465 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 424 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,316 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,766 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 274 ﷼‎
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 242 ﷼‎
40” flat screen TV 1,200 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 304 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 39 ﷼‎
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 325 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 256 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 354 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 485 ﷼‎
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,295 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.63 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 241 ﷼‎
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 16 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 69 ﷼‎
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 195 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 21 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 11 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39 ﷼‎
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 184 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 85 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 234 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 407 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 80 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 21 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 43 ﷼‎
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,210 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.59 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 661 ﷼‎
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 11 ﷼‎

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

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Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Doha costs 300 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Doha costs 4,500 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Doha costs 23 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Doha costs 5.00 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Doha costs 5.00 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Doha costs 75 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Doha costs 10 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Doha costs 8 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Doha costs 8 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Doha costs 24 ﷼‎ (2 days ago)