Cost of living in Doha, Qatar

Summary of cost of living in Doha

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,613 ﷼‎
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,051 ﷼‎
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Doha
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 36 ﷼‎
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 26 ﷼‎
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16 ﷼‎
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 14 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.27 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 21 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.63 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 81 ﷼‎
2 liters of coca-cola 7 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.13 ﷼‎
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 11,880 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,339 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 572 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,268 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,135 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 337 ﷼‎
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 317 ﷼‎
40” flat screen tv 1,504 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 363 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 42 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40 ﷼‎
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 253 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 195 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 345 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 345 ﷼‎
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 84,374 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.09 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 130 ﷼‎
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 47 ﷼‎
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 16 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 74 ﷼‎
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 177 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 26 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 19 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 12 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 6 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 43 ﷼‎
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 187 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 82 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 192 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 248 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 73 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 22 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 48 ﷼‎
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,993 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.81 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 419 ﷼‎
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 19 ﷼‎
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 192 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2024

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