Cost of living in Qatar

The cost of living for an individual or a family depends upon their previous background and where in Qatar are they located. In places like Doha the rent can go high which in turn increase the cost of living.

the cost of living in Qatar are shown below :

Food and Drinks in Qatar

The following table gives information about the Food and Drinks :
Food and Drink Items Currency
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 71 QR
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 24 QR
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 18 QR
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 QR
12 eggs, large 16 QR
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 QR
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 22 QR
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 QR
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.41 QR
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 19 QR
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 101 QR
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.64 QR
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 4.49 QR

Housing in Qatar

The following table gives information about the Housing :
Housing Currency
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,416 QR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,754 QR
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 392 QR
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 7,672 QR
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,214‎ QR
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 268 QR
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 243 QR
40” flat screen TV 1,375 QR
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 424 QR
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 QR
Hourly rate for cleaning help 33 QR

Clothing in Qatar

The following list gives information about cost of clothing in the Qatar
Clothing Approximate cost
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 224 QR
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 242 QR
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 406 QR
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 408 QR

Transportation in Qatar

The following list gives information about transportation
Transportation in Qatar Approximate cost
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,286 QR
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.91 QR
Monthly ticket public transport 308 QR
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 28 QR
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