Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Doha 

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Consumer Prices in Doha are 2.26% lower than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Doha are 0.70% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Doha are 1.68% higher than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Doha are 12.23% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Doha are 12.37% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Doha is 6.99% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Doha Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED
(34.67 QR)
30.28 AED
(30.00 QR)
     -13.48 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 AED
(247.66 QR)
201.89 AED
(200.00 QR)
     -19.24 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED
(27.74 QR)
25.24 AED
(25.00 QR)
     -9.87 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(44.58 QR)
45.43 AED
(45.00 QR)
     +0.94 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(44.58 QR)
45.43 AED
(45.00 QR)
     +0.94 %
Cappuccino (regular) 18.52 AED
(18.35 QR)
17.13 AED
(16.97 QR)
     -7.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.47 AED
(4.43 QR)
2.94 AED
(2.91 QR)
     -34.32 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 AED
(1.69 QR)
1.34 AED
(1.33 QR)
     -21.34 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.14 AED
(21.93 QR)
27.18 AED
(26.92 QR)
     +22.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.34 AED
(4.30 QR)
4.64 AED
(4.59 QR)
     +6.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.06 AED
(3.03 QR)
3.28 AED
(3.25 QR)
     +7.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.11 AED
(9.03 QR)
11.19 AED
(11.08 QR)
     +22.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.78 AED
(15.64 QR)
16.04 AED
(15.89 QR)
     +1.64 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.03 AED
(10.93 QR)
11.75 AED
(11.64 QR)
     +6.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.37 AED
(17.21 QR)
17.41 AED
(17.24 QR)
     +0.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.21 AED
(3.18 QR)
3.15 AED
(3.12 QR)
     -1.80 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.63 AED
(2.60 QR)
2.57 AED
(2.54 QR)
     -2.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.83 AED
(2.80 QR)
2.71 AED
(2.68 QR)
     -4.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 AED
(2.28 QR)
2.27 AED
(2.25 QR)
     -1.28 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 AED
(1.56 QR)
1.78 AED
(1.76 QR)
     +12.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 AED
(1.41 QR)
1.65 AED
(1.64 QR)
     +16.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.06 AED
(6.01 QR)
5.77 AED
(5.72 QR)
     -4.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 AED
(2.15 QR)
2.04 AED
(2.02 QR)
     -6.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(59.44 QR)
95.90 AED
(95.00 QR)
     +59.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.22 AED
(15.08 QR)
29.74 AED
(29.46 QR)
     +95.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.87 AED
(22.66 QR)
33.79 AED
(33.48 QR)
     +47.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(21.79 QR)
25.24 AED
(25.00 QR)
     +14.71 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
(4.95 QR)
2.02 AED
(2.00 QR)
     -59.62 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(297.19 QR)
151.42 AED
(150.00 QR)
     -49.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(11.89 QR)
10.09 AED
(10.00 QR)
     -15.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 AED
(3.67 QR)
3.25 AED
(3.22 QR)
     -12.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(29.72 QR)
30.28 AED
(30.00 QR)
     +0.94 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.86 AED
(7.79 QR)
6.53 AED
(6.47 QR)
     -16.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 AED
(89,157.63 QR)
75,708.61 AED
(75,000.00 QR)
     -15.88 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,669.77 AED
(70,008.32 QR)
70,123.00 AED
(69,466.67 QR)
     -0.77 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 672.02 AED
(665.73 QR)
374.15 AED
(370.64 QR)
     -44.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 AED
(0.42 QR)
0.70 AED
(0.70 QR)
     +66.59 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 355.98 AED
(352.65 QR)
324.37 AED
(321.33 QR)
     -8.88 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 252.22 AED
(249.86 QR)
388.01 AED
(384.38 QR)
     +53.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 118.83 AED
(117.72 QR)
96.59 AED
(95.69 QR)
     -18.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED
(39.63 QR)
35.33 AED
(35.00 QR)
     -11.67 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,470.69 AED
(2,447.56 QR)
2,734.50 AED
(2,708.91 QR)
     +10.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,830.19 AED
(43,419.95 QR)
37,128.28 AED
(36,780.77 QR)
     -15.29 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 208.68 AED
(206.73 QR)
228.64 AED
(226.50 QR)
     +9.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 190.60 AED
(188.82 QR)
219.37 AED
(217.31 QR)
     +15.09 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 314.69 AED
(311.74 QR)
355.87 AED
(352.54 QR)
     +13.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 325.87 AED
(322.82 QR)
352.09 AED
(348.79 QR)
     +8.04 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,480.62 AED
(5,429.32 QR)
5,574.40 AED
(5,522.22 QR)
     +1.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,629.59 AED
(3,595.62 QR)
3,649.72 AED
(3,615.56 QR)
     +0.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,601.90 AED
(10,502.67 QR)
10,935.69 AED
(10,833.33 QR)
     +3.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,069.66 AED
(7,003.49 QR)
7,087.61 AED
(7,021.28 QR)
     +0.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,137.69 AED
(1,127.04 QR)
1,495.14 AED
(1,481.15 QR)
     +31.42 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 817.12 AED
(809.48 QR)
1,082.77 AED
(1,072.63 QR)
     +32.51 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Doha Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,099.77 AED
(11,986.52 QR)
11,175.07 AED
(11,070.48 QR)
     -7.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04 4.55      +12.78 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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