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Cost of Living in Qatar

Cost of living in Qatar is 15.53% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Qatar is 19.99% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 QR 20.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 170.00 QR 100.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 QR 20.00-26.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 QR 35.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 QR 35.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.67 QR 14.00-23.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 QR 1.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.99 QR 0.50-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.56 QR 18.93-26.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.70 QR 3.63-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.71 QR 2.27-3.40
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.98 QR 6.40-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.84 QR 6.80-21.09
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 9.52 QR 6.80-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.02 QR 7.48-21.77
Apples (1 lb) 3.26 QR 2.72-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 2.46 QR 2.04-2.95
Oranges (1 lb) 2.59 QR 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 3.16 QR 1.81-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 QR 1.13-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 QR 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 7.21 QR 3.50-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 QR 1.25-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 QR 60.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 37.22 QR 24.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 38.00 QR 30.00-40.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 QR 10.00-11.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 QR 3.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 QR 50.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 QR 10.00-11.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.06 QR 2.41-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.00 QR 25.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.53 QR 7.00-7.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 QR 60,000.00-86,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,940.48 QR 59,500.00-78,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 248.61 QR 150.00-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 QR 0.29-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 309.93 QR 233.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 367.48 QR 200.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 102.50 QR 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 QR 35.00-45.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,193.00 QR 1,000.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,436.73 QR 20,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 220.29 QR 100.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 187.11 QR 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 337.05 QR 249.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 324.83 QR 200.00-500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,115.79 QR 3,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,553.52 QR 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,108.70 QR 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,973.53 QR 5,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,486.44 QR 999.99-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 981.93 QR 743.22-1,672.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,014.49 QR
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.77 3.00-6.00

Prices in Qatar

These data are based on 3642 entries in the past 18 months from 395 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
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