Cost of living in Doha, Qatar

Summary of cost of living in Doha

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,844 ﷼‎
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,152 ﷼‎
  • Cost of living in Doha is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Middle East (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Doha is more expensive than in 86% of cities in the World (40 out of 271)
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List of prices in Doha
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 33 ﷼‎
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 25 ﷼‎
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 15 ﷼‎
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 12 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.44 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.89 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 28 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 119 ﷼‎
2 liters of coca-cola 7 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.09 ﷼‎
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 11,528 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,730 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 505 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,610 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,989 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 371 ﷼‎
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 305 ﷼‎
40” flat screen tv 1,096 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 316 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 46 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 37 ﷼‎
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 250 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 209 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 359 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 360 ﷼‎
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 75,992 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.32 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 150 ﷼‎
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 31 ﷼‎
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 38 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 79 ﷼‎
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 179 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 23 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 12 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 11 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 62 ﷼‎
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 195 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the movies 78 ﷼‎
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 297 ﷼‎
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 316 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 74 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 23 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 50 ﷼‎
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,952 ﷼‎
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.72 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 456 ﷼‎
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18 ﷼‎
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 261 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2022

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Doha position in our World Ranking

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40th
out of 271
middle east
3rd
out of 8

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