Cost of living in Qatar

Summary of cost of living in Qatar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,682 ﷼‎
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 11,071 ﷼‎
  • Qatar is the most expensive country in Middle East (1 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Qatar is more expensive than in 86% of countries in the World (12 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 67 ﷼‎
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 8 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 10 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.61 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 23 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.39 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 132 ﷼‎
2 liters of coca-cola 5.03 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.07 ﷼‎
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,862 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,764 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 476 ﷼‎
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 319 ﷼‎
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 259 ﷼‎
40” flat screen tv 1,014 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 310 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 39 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 37 ﷼‎
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 237 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 213 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 459 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 384 ﷼‎
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 73,418 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.35 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 354 ﷼‎
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 18 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 67 ﷼‎
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 214 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 25 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 26 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 12 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 8 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 66 ﷼‎
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 229 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 82 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 387 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 366 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 78 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 25 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 49 ﷼‎
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,699 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 618 ﷼‎
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15 ﷼‎

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:
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.

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Doha

Prices recently added

  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Doha costs 28 ﷼‎ (1 day ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Doha costs 11 ﷼‎ (1 day ago)