Cost of living in Doha, Qatar

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 54 ﷼‎
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 5.71 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 14 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 27 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.86 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 66 ﷼‎
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.31 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.25 ﷼‎
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,040 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,303 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 506 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,197 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,874 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 346 ﷼‎
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 249 ﷼‎
40” flat screen TV 1,341 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 307 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 38 ﷼‎
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 295 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 281 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 333 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 383 ﷼‎
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 78,900 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.54 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 202 ﷼‎
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 26 ﷼‎
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 14 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 75 ﷼‎
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 127 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 19 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 ﷼‎
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 59 ﷼‎
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 155 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 78 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 152 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 369 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 70 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 22 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 43 ﷼‎
iPod nano 16GB 634 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.75 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 611 ﷼‎
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 11 ﷼‎
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,107 prices entered by 123 different people.
Latest price update: June 27, 2017.

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