Cost of living in Qatar

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 63 ﷼‎
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 23 ﷼‎
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17 ﷼‎
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.84 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 13 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 34 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.82 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 67 ﷼‎
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.81 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.23 ﷼‎
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,482 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,572 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 462 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,651 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,030 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 309 ﷼‎
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 250 ﷼‎
40” flat screen TV 1,213 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 318 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 38 ﷼‎
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 345 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 246 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 333 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 415 ﷼‎
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,819 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.57 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 199 ﷼‎
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 ﷼‎
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 178 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 20 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 11 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 8 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 47 ﷼‎
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 182 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 83 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 270 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 399 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 70 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 41 ﷼‎
iPad Air 2, 64GB 1,925 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.69 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 667 ﷼‎
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

  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Doha costs 3,500 ﷼‎ (about 21 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Doha costs 0.00 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Doha costs 700 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Doha costs 0.00 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Doha costs 800 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Doha costs 45 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Doha costs 0.00 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Doha costs 1,500 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Doha costs 1,300 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Doha costs 36 ﷼‎ (3 days ago)