Cost of living in Doha, Qatar

Summary of cost of living in Doha

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 17,769 ﷼‎
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 10,380 ﷼‎
  • Doha is the 2nd most expensive city in Middle East (2 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Doha is more expensive than in 81% of cities in the World (40 out of 200)

List of prices in Doha, Qatar. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 58 ﷼‎
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 25 ﷼‎
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 21 ﷼‎
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 12 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.80 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 24 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.60 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 134 ﷼‎
2 liters of coca-cola 4.71 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.29 ﷼‎
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,274 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,126 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 485 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,241 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,789 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 294 ﷼‎
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 262 ﷼‎
40” flat screen tv 1,308 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 340 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 38 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 33 ﷼‎
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 234 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 207 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 352 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 443 ﷼‎
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,475 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.46 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 262 ﷼‎
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 32 ﷼‎
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 82 ﷼‎
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 176 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 23 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 12 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 11 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 54 ﷼‎
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 219 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 76 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 321 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 356 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 74 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 24 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 49 ﷼‎
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,952 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.76 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 676 ﷼‎
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 ﷼‎
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 402 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2021

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Doha position in our World Ranking

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40th
out of 200
middle east
2nd
out of 14

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