Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Doha 

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Consumer Prices in Doha are 2.88% lower than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Doha are 2.70% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Doha are 2.44% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Doha are 12.31% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Doha are 9.67% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Doha is 9.24% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Doha Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED
(34.69 QR)
30.27 AED
(30.00 QR)
     -13.53 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 AED
(247.81 QR)
201.77 AED
(200.00 QR)
     -19.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED
(27.75 QR)
25.22 AED
(25.00 QR)
     -9.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(44.61 QR)
45.40 AED
(45.00 QR)
     +0.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(44.61 QR)
45.40 AED
(45.00 QR)
     +0.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 19.17 AED
(19.00 QR)
17.69 AED
(17.53 QR)
     -7.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.76 AED
(4.72 QR)
3.01 AED
(2.98 QR)
     -36.83 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 AED
(1.75 QR)
1.29 AED
(1.28 QR)
     -26.89 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.22 AED
(22.02 QR)
27.08 AED
(26.84 QR)
     +21.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.47 AED
(4.43 QR)
4.70 AED
(4.66 QR)
     +5.09 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.19 AED
(3.16 QR)
3.05 AED
(3.02 QR)
     -4.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.04 AED
(8.96 QR)
11.08 AED
(10.98 QR)
     +22.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.56 AED
(16.41 QR)
16.00 AED
(15.86 QR)
     -3.37 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.64 AED
(11.53 QR)
11.53 AED
(11.43 QR)
     -0.90 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.48 AED
(17.33 QR)
17.28 AED
(17.13 QR)
     -1.15 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.32 AED
(3.29 QR)
3.11 AED
(3.08 QR)
     -6.20 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.61 AED
(2.59 QR)
2.52 AED
(2.49 QR)
     -3.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.84 AED
(2.82 QR)
2.72 AED
(2.70 QR)
     -4.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.36 AED
(2.34 QR)
2.21 AED
(2.19 QR)
     -6.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 AED
(1.58 QR)
1.76 AED
(1.74 QR)
     +10.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 AED
(1.44 QR)
1.61 AED
(1.60 QR)
     +11.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.22 AED
(6.17 QR)
5.85 AED
(5.80 QR)
     -5.95 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 AED
(2.23 QR)
2.05 AED
(2.04 QR)
     -8.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(59.47 QR)
90.80 AED
(90.00 QR)
     +51.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.77 AED
(14.64 QR)
31.53 AED
(31.26 QR)
     +113.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.74 AED
(20.56 QR)
35.21 AED
(34.90 QR)
     +69.81 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(21.81 QR)
24.21 AED
(24.00 QR)
     +10.06 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
(4.96 QR)
2.77 AED
(2.75 QR)
     -44.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(297.37 QR)
151.33 AED
(150.00 QR)
     -49.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(11.89 QR)
10.09 AED
(10.00 QR)
     -15.93 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.93 AED
(3.90 QR)
3.25 AED
(3.22 QR)
     -17.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(29.74 QR)
30.27 AED
(30.00 QR)
     +0.88 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.54 AED
(7.47 QR)
6.03 AED
(5.97 QR)
     -20.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 89,500.00 AED
(88,715.43 QR)
72,636.75 AED
(72,000.00 QR)
     -18.84 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,483.72 AED
(69,865.85 QR)
69,920.63 AED
(69,307.69 QR)
     -0.80 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 666.27 AED
(660.43 QR)
398.26 AED
(394.77 QR)
     -40.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 AED
(0.45 QR)
0.69 AED
(0.68 QR)
     +52.47 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 353.69 AED
(350.59 QR)
321.75 AED
(318.93 QR)
     -9.03 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 249.24 AED
(247.05 QR)
395.03 AED
(391.56 QR)
     +58.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 123.12 AED
(122.05 QR)
103.91 AED
(103.00 QR)
     -15.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED
(39.65 QR)
35.31 AED
(35.00 QR)
     -11.73 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,331.97 AED
(2,311.52 QR)
2,726.46 AED
(2,702.56 QR)
     +16.92 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,646.55 AED
(43,263.94 QR)
37,518.55 AED
(37,189.66 QR)
     -14.04 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 206.63 AED
(204.82 QR)
236.72 AED
(234.64 QR)
     +14.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 194.34 AED
(192.64 QR)
206.13 AED
(204.32 QR)
     +6.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 314.15 AED
(311.40 QR)
341.71 AED
(338.72 QR)
     +8.77 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 327.52 AED
(324.65 QR)
348.45 AED
(345.40 QR)
     +6.39 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,527.83 AED
(5,479.37 QR)
5,372.68 AED
(5,325.58 QR)
     -2.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,686.73 AED
(3,654.41 QR)
3,665.47 AED
(3,633.33 QR)
     -0.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,797.51 AED
(10,702.85 QR)
10,779.28 AED
(10,684.78 QR)
     -0.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,490.97 AED
(7,425.31 QR)
7,014.98 AED
(6,953.49 QR)
     -6.35 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,233.52 AED
(1,222.71 QR)
1,531.03 AED
(1,517.61 QR)
     +24.12 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 831.05 AED
(823.77 QR)
1,131.56 AED
(1,121.64 QR)
     +36.16 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,753.31 AED
(11,650.28 QR)
10,379.41 AED
(10,288.42 QR)
     -11.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.06 4.62      +13.59 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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