Cost of Living in Doha

Summary about cost of living in Doha:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 32.50 QR 20.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 175.00 QR 100.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 QR 20.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 QR 35.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.00 QR 30.00-45.00
Cappuccino (regular) 18.41 QR 15.00-22.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.88 QR 1.50-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.38 QR 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.96 QR 17.03-36.72
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.09 QR 3.63-6.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.09 QR 2.27-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.65 QR 8.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.89 QR 6.80-18.14
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 12.54 QR 9.53-19.96
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.71 QR 11.34-21.77
Apples (1 lb) 3.33 QR 2.27-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.67 QR 2.27-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 2.50 QR 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.86 QR 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 2.18 QR 1.59-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 QR 1.13-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 6.04 QR 3.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 QR 1.25-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 QR 55.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 30.00 QR 10.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.33 QR 30.00-50.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 QR 10.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 QR 3.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 115.00 QR 99.00-225.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 QR 4.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 QR 1.93-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 38.00 QR 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.17 QR 5.68-6.62
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 QR 54,000.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 68,444.44 QR 60,000.00-75,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 279.58 QR 200.00-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.57 QR 0.15-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 258.43 QR 250.00-350.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 464.25 QR 250.00-833.33
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 85.00 QR 45.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 36.50 QR 35.00-45.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,512.50 QR 1,500.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,152.17 QR 20,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 198.33 QR 125.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 221.76 QR 100.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 348.15 QR 250.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 314.28 QR 250.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,114.58 QR 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,737.25 QR 3,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,297.87 QR 9,500.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,328.26 QR 7,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,399.17 QR 929.02-1,950.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 789.67 QR 603.86-1,486.44
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,027.78 QR
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 4.68 3.50-5.00

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Last update: December 2017
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100 Comments so far

#Abh on Dec 10, 2017 :
Dear friends in Doha and Qatar,

I am new to this forum, I will be working in a multinational company, who is offering me QAR 65,000 plus accommodation.

I am keen to move to Doha, but I want to know about the leave per year- they offered me 30 days per year.

Hope this seems to be a decent package.

#Raju on Nov 30, 2017 :
I got job offer in dhoa city with 9000QAR. Engineer agency told me company will provide accomudation. Can any one help company is provide labour camp or we can stay sharing houses. Company allowed sharing houses for engineer?.
#Anonymous on Nov 14, 2017 :
Hi Ive been offered a job in qatar for 35000 qtr riyal. this includes transport and housing. I have a wife and 2 small kids. is that sufficient to survive on and safe at the same time?
#Mani on Nov 13, 2017 :
Hello i got a job in qatar for 2500 QR.Accomodation and transportation was provided by company.Can anyone tell me that how much cost for food ( own preparation) it takes for month?
#Anonymous on Nov 02, 2017 :
Hi i got an offer for 10000QAR, plus accommodation plus transport. i have a family contains my wife and school going daughter. Could anyone assist me should i join or what
#woof on Sep 29, 2017 :
This is pretty inaccurate. If you plan to move with your family, I would consider moving elsewhere. I used to live in Qatar for 4 years, and the tuition fees at an international school were around 70000 Qatari rials for high school per year, excluding the transportation costs, food, additional school fees, and the pain in the ass for the children to wake up at around 5:30-6:00 in the morning if you live a half an hour ride away from the school. If you are European or an Amercian, most likely you will live in a compound, or areas such as ''The Pearl'', where the accommodation is very expensive. For a 2 bedroom non-furnished apartment I had to pay around 12500qr rials per month. Of course, your company may cover these costs or at least a fraction of them. So, unless you live alone you are fine. If you are an American, European or other highly developed nations, to live a family is such a pain in the ass. Even though the salary may seem appealing, the costs of living are very high, and especially the product prices with the current prices, I do not suggest to move there.
#ABHISHEK on Sep 12, 2017 :
Dear #anushka ,

To save 25lakhs/yr, you need to have minimum 16,000QR/month salary. Lets say you spend approx 4000QR/month on an average(which can be reduced/increased based on your lifestyle), then you will save approx 14,000QR/month which will lead to savings of 25lakhs/year.

#anushka on Jul 16, 2017 :
Hi, I want to save 25 lacs/ year.
what should be my annual salary in Doha to have this much (25 lacs/year) saving.
#Anonymous on Jun 07, 2017 :
Any idea where to find Aggregate Qatar Non-housing inflation %?
#Mohmaed on Apr 16, 2017 :
If one get an offer in a Hamad Medical. How one can live and spend money for the first month till receiving the first salary. How much money is expected to be spent by an individual for the first month in Doha assuming the accommodation is provided.
#Saikat on Mar 30, 2017 :
I have been offered a job @ Doha with a monthly salary of 24,075 QR + incentive of approx. 2500 QR per month. I do not want a fancy lifestyle, simple living (1 or 2 BHK apartment in a decent low cost areas) with basic food, travelling & entertainment.
How much QR can I save in a month ?
Can someone please suggest
#Ubeydulla H on Mar 16, 2017 :
Dear Deepak,

I am living in Qatar for past 2 years. From my experience, 13K Qrs + incentive is very good package. You can have good savings in your pockets for sure....
#deepak kala on Feb 21, 2017 :
I am being offered a salary package in Qatar (Doha) which details like this:-

Final package will be 13000 plus 2000 incentive. Gratuity, Flight tickets, Accomodation and family medical will be over and above salary.

Is this a good package to for considering the cost of living in Qatar? Can someone guide me what I would be saving? I am currently working at a salary package of 20 lacs here in Delhi, so need what shall be saving if I move with my family to Qatar.

Any other points that need to be clarified with the employer (related to the package) which I need to take up?
Please provide your valuable comments.
#Zaid Alafwan on Feb 19, 2017 :
Thank you #Walter Truman. No matter how they try to belittle you comments (it's a fact in the Mid East), I totally agree with you. However, not all are bad, it's just the majority...
#Shaji on Feb 11, 2017 :
Hello out there.
I have got a recent job in qatar with 6000 basic +++ ( residance, transport, communication, medical)
Would it be sufficient to have a good life and saving in qatar? As of Lahore?
Please advice your best tips for savings in qatar..
#Afjal Ahmad on Feb 02, 2017 :
Hello sir/Ma'am
I got a job in Doha , qatar. And they are giving me a 2800Qr without accomodation.
So can you suggest me.this is good for me and
how can i save money for my future .
#hoo on Jan 19, 2017 :
Hi, i'm cloyed as a piano teacher. How much the cost a studio apartment? My working place at Darwish building, which place is suitable for me to rent a apartment?
#Realist on Jan 18, 2017 :
Hello #Busair, yes you can save since accommodation(major expense) has been taken care of for you. Good luck.
Please can we reach out? i would appreciate if you could help me with some info. Thank you.

#busair on Jan 17, 2017 :
hi niggas i got a job in qatar and my salary ia 12000qtr + accomodation and free health and it only me, will it be okay for me to live decent life there and also have good saving from nigeria....
#busair on Jan 17, 2017 :
hi niggas i got a job in qatar and my salary ia 12000qtr + accomodation and free health and it only me, will it be okay for me to live decent life there and also have good saving from nigeria....
#Vim on Jan 02, 2017 :
I'm offered salary 17500qr + 10000 accommodation per month. Planning to move to Doha with my family, me, wife and my kid. How much I can save per month after all expenses.
#dixit on Dec 21, 2016 :
hi I have got a job with 8000 QR without accommodation, food, transport, medical. Cn any one suggest me how much can I save?
#asfaq on Nov 05, 2016 :
I get job in Doha. Salary 5000qts. Acc+trans free. How can I spent for veg food per month.
#mahraat on Sep 26, 2016 :
Hi I am live in Doha and work in a restaurant salary of 2500QR. Is it enough for me or not? Can any one tell me.
#NILESH DHAVLE on Sep 09, 2016 :
Dear Sir,
I am in pross of taking job in doha as sales manager the company is big trading company and has offer only 5000 Qr and accommodation and after one yr family status but they have not clear reg school fee. medical is born by them and company maintain car. I want know if they dont pay for child education what are fees normally in good school plus will i able to save money . as i am earing same in india what they have offer and I have ask them min 10k to 15 k QR .kindly reply as ur suggestion will help me to take the call. secondly is day to day expence are hig out there.what is good salary package for sales and mktg manager there.
#MDI on Sep 07, 2016 :
Guys i need some serious help, i have applied for a Customer service agent position at qatar aviation services, did any body know how much they pay for a Grade three position, What other perks i am entitled for ...please reply ...much appreciated your valuable information gonna provide to me..
#Bzbzmuva on Aug 26, 2016 :
Hi people,
I have got job in hotel 5*, my sallary is 1600QR. Accommodate,food,transport and visa,they giving me.
Thats good or bad offer? How can I live there?

Thanks a lot
#AB on Aug 23, 2016 :
Whilst Walter Trueman has some valid points, I am a woman working regularly in Qatar and find many of his points absolutely ridiculous. Clearly Walter has had a bad experience but do not allow one person's bad experience with their employer and/or local government put you off this amazing location where many companies offer amazing opportunities and an excellent life.
#rajan on Jul 31, 2016 :
Can any one tell me ..
That i hav got a job in a restorent and tgey r giving me 4000QR. Without any accomodation and food i want to ask that can i save some money hare ???
#Ahmad on Jul 31, 2016 :
Really astonished to see the comments made by Mr. Walter. Living in Qatar for almost five years but never came across 90% of the things he mentioned (The rest 10 % is for their big SUVs and road rage and climate I do second him for that).
1) The First Thing
I am not the PRO from Qatar government neither I was told by someone to reply you but reading such a biased and negative information about Qatar encouraged me to do so.

2) The Second Thing
Yes everyone is sensitive to the things which they love most and care about. Taking criticism positively is essential part for grooming further and they are doing it. The CID never pursued you even after writing such things about Qatar.

3) The Third Thing
Will you kindly elaborate you are comparing the Rape cases with which country or Even which continent. As per my research and knowledge it is far less than the so called world powers and established democracies. The respect for women is of prime importance in their culture.

4) The Fourth Thing
The law is equal for everyone but you are right due to language barrier the Arabic speaker always have an edge. But as per the law there is no discrimination. All Qataris are not angels and it never be possible for any society but my experience they are much better than most of the others.

5) The fifth Thing
You are right about the weather condition. Qatar can’t do much for this they are really unable to relocate themselves. There are laws which prohibits to do work in afternoons, and for ratings please go through the website

I do agree there are short comings in the system but not to that extent as elaborated by Mr. Walter. Not necessarily that everybody will have the same experience. He might came across the 95% of the bad people here and I might came across the 95% of good people. But keep that in mind "what goes around comes around"
#Oshin on Jul 03, 2016 :

I got an offer ( 2500 QAR + Food + Accommodation ) is this enough for me for living Doha , Qatar? Should I have get any savings?
Please send me the answer it is urgent.
#Aravind on Apr 21, 2016 :
Hai ,

I got an offer ( 2750 QAR + Food + Accommodation ) is this enough for me for living Doha , Qatar
Should I have get any savings ?
Please send me the answer it is urgent .
#anupam biswas on Apr 06, 2016 :
I am a chef and looking a job for Chef position. Any one can help me.
#AMMAR on Mar 28, 2016 :
I am offered a salary of 20,000 QR. I have an family of 2 adults & 2 school going this a good salary to live a decent life in doha. I will move from karachi. Kindly advice.
#Walter Truman on Feb 15, 2016 :
The first thing that you need to understand about Qatar is that everything you read or hear about is completely bogus. Everything is made up and Qatar inc pays a lot of money towards PR, everything is a PR stunt.
The second thing is that the Qataris are VERY sensitive to any criticism of their country. There has been many cases where expatiates have been jailed and thrown out of the country simply for accidentally saying something that we all know about in public. We only hear about these people from our embassies. There is actually a law against any bad news or press against Qatar. The media and all on-line social is monitored very carefully by CID 'agents'. the fact that there is law against even the faintest whisper of criticism against Qatar should scare you from going there. Why would the government of Qatar feel the need to jail people who wishes to express there opinions about their country. Because it they didn't, no one would end up going to Qatar, not even for the so called good money they provide. This is very important point. Qatar pays high salaries to some expatiates, mostly because they have no other option as experienced expatiates wont go there for almost all the money in the world. Just don't do it.
The third thing you should know is that Qatar is not safe. There are numerousness cases of rapes reported to police. Most of these cases are shooed of by the police and the ones that are logged are never reported officially. Sooooooo many women have already learned that it is pointless to go to the police, they just just tend to leave the country with their emotional baggage. Theft is also rampant in many areas. So if you enjoy knowing that your girlfriend or wife gets serenaded by a fat stupid Arab, then this is the place for you.
The fourth thing is that all law is catered to protect Qataris 1st, then other Muslim people. If you are an expatiate, Muslim or not and you have any issue with a Qatari it is almost always certainly your fault. The Qatari people have become extremely arrogant because they have created a system which bends to their whims, this includes even legal issues, and while they pretend to be high and mighty on the religious side, they are the BIGGEST Hippocrates in the world! They will rape your wife, steal your money, drive you out of the way with there SUV and even if you have proof, they will just deport you before you make a stink of things. Thats really how it is.
The fourth is how Qatari people and others drive on the road. Qatar has the highest road accident rate and road death statistics in the world. THis in itself, makes Qatar a very unsafe place. I have witnessed fatal accident after fatal accident, people being mowed over on the road. It comes down to arrogant LAZY driving. THey drive the biggest SUV that they can get and then these inexperienced lazy arrogant people drive. They do no work and they are so bored that the only sport they have is to intimidate everyone else. In fact when they get into an accident and you go to the traffic department it is always your fault, always, and every expatiate knows this. They will simply just buy another one after the insurance fixes it up and then leave that one. That is there attitude and thats why they are reckless killers on the road.
The fifth thing that you should know is that the climate here is REALLY inhospitable. The temperatures outside make Qatar very hostile to supporting life. Just 20 minutes under the sun without water and you seriously risk dying from dehydration. Countless laborers are taken in to the hospitals every day for heat stroke, this after they are used to working in that heat. I feel extremely sorry for these people. When they come here after being promised a better deal, there passports get confiscated, and they have no means of escaping. They are basically forced to toil outside until there is really nothing left of them. The heat in this barren desert is really the most catastrophically awe-full thing about Qatar. This then on top of every other other point makes this HELL on earth! If you ever read anything good about Qatar its because they paid them to publish it. After all that is how PR works! Qatar Sucks balls people!!!

Also the air pollution is the worst in the world, only beaten by Pakistan. There are gases from the Oil refineries that blow over Doha. There is construction and dust and pollution EVERYWHERE.

There are some positions which offer attractive salaries, but these jobs are scarce. Most of them are through agencies and 90% of the people who get these deals, get them while outside of the country. It seems that they need to lure people to Qatar somehow. But! Once you are in Qatar you can almost forget to get one of these positions, there are very few career agencies in the country.
Then there is the whole Kafala system which means that you cannot even leave the country without your employers permission. I would say that as a professional expatiate you could perhaps make it work here but you need to be getting at least 90,000 QAR pm. This will be enough for housing, schooling, etc. Don't be fooled because this is not a lot of money in Qatar, you will end up not saving anything of that, and as mentioned before these posts are few and far between. If you come here looking for work you are trapped and will be so for a very long time, don't do it!

Recently after the oil prices went down, there was a wave of layoffs. It is ironic just how quickly this happened. The people who came here gave up their lives to live in this place and just like that they get retrenched because the government has no respect for anyone else but Qataris.
From my experience and knowing people, most people just cut their losses and move on, never taking the time to write there experiences as I have with this article. I have experienced this with client after client after client.

I was trapped in Qatar for 2 years, trying to save enough money to get out and to be able to support my family for a few months. For two years in this HELL HOLE.

It is for this reason that I feel someone really needs to shed some light and explain to expatiates considering coming to Qatar, to really look again. Go there first, in summer an see for yourself before you make a decision that you WILL regret, unless you are on of the 5% of people whom I have met who does not hate it here and wishes they didn't come here and got trapped. These are always the people who get one of those very rare cushy positions, one that will most probably also be up for review a few months down the line. This is what I have seen with countless of my clients and You will see for yourself, or hopefully not.
#Akash Pyasi on Feb 15, 2016 :
Hi I got offer at Doha Qatar salary 7000 QAR per month + accomodation + transportation + medical.

Is it good offer.

Should I join or leave.
#sunny on Feb 13, 2016 :
hi I have got a job with 8000 QR without accommodation, food, transport, medical. Cn any one suggest me how much can I save?
##poyang on Feb 08, 2016 :
Hi! I am offered a job in Qatar with a salary of 4000 QAR. 2500 basic salary, 1000 housing allowance and 500 for transportation allowance. Would this package be enough for me to live comfortably in Qatar? I am single and have no relatives nor friends in Qatar to stay from. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
#ananda kumar on Feb 08, 2016 :
hi I am a single. i got the job in doha private school as a the monthly salary is Qr 3680 with accommodation and transportation provided by school in have 7 yr experience as a pe teacher. per month how much Qr needed for food? plz tell me your suggest.
#Mubarak on Jan 27, 2016 :
I got a job offer with 29000QAR per month.My break up is
Basic salary 12000
HRA. 9000
Am planning to move with my wife n one daughter. I prefer to stay in decent apartment n like to put my kid in Indian school. How will be the expenses n how much I can save apart from expenses.
#Qatar Guy on Jan 19, 2016 :
If you are single, 5000 QAR + accommodation and transport would be a good offer. But if you are coming here with your family, you should consider a salary of 8000 QAR or more.

I came here with my family 7 years ago and the company that I am working with provides all our needs including schooling and transportation. Salary in Qatar is tax-free. Qatar is a nice place to live with. Almost zero crime. The only thing that you wouldn't want here is the shooting 45 - 50 degrees C temperature during the summer. Summer starts from July to late November. Cold season starts from December to late April. Transition starts from April to June. You should watch the road while you are driving. Some people here don't follow speed limit.
#M. I. Siddiqui on Jan 18, 2016 :
18th January 2016.


I am moving to Doha, Qatar with offer of 5000 Qtr + accomodation, transport and medical. What will be expenses for food , laundry, mobile and personal per month. Plz let me know
#Bronx on Dec 31, 2015 :
Dear All,

I got an offer with 6000 QAR including accommodation and transportation allowances is it enough for 1 person, sportive and none smoker!

Thank you for your advice
#Abdulla on Dec 05, 2015 :
It depends on how you want to live, what you should know is that accommodation and schools are expensive. if that is included in you're package then 4000QR per person should be more than enough.
#Amine on Nov 07, 2015 :
I forgot to specify... i'm single no wife no children. Is 12 000 QR enough monthly? Can i save more than 4000QR monthly?
#Amine on Nov 07, 2015 :
Hi guys.

I was wondering if 12 000 QR per month (with free accomodation and medical cover) is enough to save 3500 - 4000 QR monthly and living decently?
#vin on Oct 30, 2015 :
i got an offer in Qatar for a salary of Rs 13000 Qr with free accommodation, food and education for my kids. Pl suggest whether i could be able to save atleast 50% of my salary.
#jon on Oct 27, 2015 :
am jon...i want to work in qatar...this company is offering me 1000qar is it enough?
#Anonymous on Oct 23, 2015 :
Yo i'm just reading your comments and wondering if you are serious abt the salaries i earn 1300 Qr pm provided accomodation en transport to and from work i survive on it and save its up to you here guys its just survival hope youre not planing to spend eternity here its hell
#James on Sep 02, 2015 :
Hello all asking about salary and education prices in Qatar. I'm 17 and my father earns roughly 35~45K QAR a month. My school fees were in excess of 65K QAR annual +2k QAR for clothes for school and 4.5 K per term bus fares. Our villa has a monthly rent of 23~30K QAR. Depending on what you are looking for Qatar can be a convinent place for a good price. However I couldn't see you living off 2~3 k QAR a month easily at all.
#tunis on Aug 28, 2015 :
Hi guys
I have been reading all ur comments
can u please confirm what is the standard living cost in Doha with 5000QR!!
is there any advise for people having experience there !!
#syed on Aug 27, 2015 :
I got an offer in Qatar the salary package is 8500 qr including salary , housing and Transportation can you please guied me its sufficient or not please i need response fast Thanks .
#danny on Aug 22, 2015 :
Hi All, i live in doha since 6 years
Here all answers;

# Accom : In Qatar Riyals
1 BHK 4k to 7k in city center
2 BHK 6.5k to 9k in city center
3 BHM 9k to 13k in city center
Water-electricity 500QR per month
Internet for home 350 QR per month
# Food:
Mc Donald menu 22QR
Normal restaurant 1 person 20-30QR
Luxury Restaurant 1 person 70-150 QR
Avarage if you will cook depend 300-500 QR permonth
# Night Life;
1 beer 40 QR, 1 Single viskey 80 QR, 1 Bottle Vodka 900 QR
# Transportation:
Rent a car 1800-2300 QR ( nissan sunny etc )
Taksi for 30 QR u can go inside city everywhere
Private driver for morning drop evening pickup around 1500 QR
Buss u cant use unless is having stationnear to your work or home
# Weather: May-Sep you cant walk outside Sep-April fine
# Education: For childirens 15k-25k per year no transportation
# Clothes expensive i dont buy here unless i really need it
# Rules: You cant drink outside except hotel bars, Sex not allowed if you are not married, If you drink and drive 40 whipping, Passing red line 6k QR, You cant work with other company or u cant go out of country if your company gave you permit.
Thats is i hope can help you guys
#danny on Aug 22, 2015 :
Hi All,

I am living in doha since 6 years;
Here the answer;
1) Acccom: 1BHK 5k-7k i
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#Shouket Ali on Aug 10, 2015 :
Hi Dear All,

I have got job in Doha qatar, my salary is 23,000 dollers, without food and accommodation, it will be enough for me, to save some money for family?
#Shouket Ali on Aug 10, 2015 :
Hi Dear All,

I have got job in Doha qatar, my salary is 23,000 dollers, without food and accommodation, it will be enough for me, to save some money for family?
#Shameulla on Aug 10, 2015 :
Hi I got an appointment order for Qatar they giving 4500qr without accommodation and food also its there k for saving?
#heydar on Aug 05, 2015 :
I am Heydar and I am from Iran . I got Asia champion 2010 in wrestling . I am physical education expert . I like to go to Qatar and continue my education and wrestling for Qatar , dose Qatar support me?.
#Sos on Jul 19, 2015 :
Hi. I got hired as Photographer in Doha. They offered me 2200QAR + 300QAR per month with free accommodation and transportation. Would thia be enough for me to save and send money to my family in the Philippines? Thank you.
#Dina Al-Asa'd on Jul 16, 2015 :
Hi All

I am getting an offer of 13000 qar a month, accommodation and other stuff are not included in that,
Would like to know whether 13000 qr is sufficient for a single person to live and how much will I be able to save while enjoying and having a good life as well.

#SHAIK on Jul 05, 2015 :
i am a special need teacher, i have done my masters in M.Ed in special education( Mental Retardation) i have 3 years exp. present working in Bangalore India. is there any consultancy who recruiting special need teachers to qatar. please let me know.
#xolo singh on Jul 02, 2015 :
i'm getting nearly 2000QR is more than enough in here....
#Anonymous on Jul 02, 2015 :
anything less than 3000qr in doha is difficult to survive, i mean you cant save anything
#akbar on Jun 22, 2015 :

I want to form a trading company , how much money is required for the complete trade license , what is the rent of a studio apartment per month rent , what is the rent of a small office . I want to import halal meat from Pakistan , what is the local market price for consumer .

Please inform me these information

or do you know any consultant who is doing this whole job for me and inform me these details

#Vinod on Jun 11, 2015 :
I got an offer for an amount of 12000 QAR for the position of Quantity Surveyor.

I got offer of 12000 QAR. Will this be enough for myself and my wife if we move from India to Qatar. What is the rent for one bedroom apt in Qatar? Which is the area close to the Jaidah Square as that is my wrk place. Wat is rent & cost of living in that area.

Thank you for any info
#Shabeer Ali on Jun 03, 2015 :
I am a diploma civil engineer I'm surching good job in qatar I have autocad. 3ds max .supervision quantity survey .and Ms office extra graduation
#Neeraj Tyagi on May 10, 2015 :

I got an opportunity to work in Qatar but they are providing me only 4000 QR + Accommodation + Transport allowances.
I will have to arrange my meal except water and rice. They are providing me kitchen and utensils, I am going alone, kindly suggest me as soon as possible,How much QR I can save in a month there?
-Neeraj Tyagi
Mail ID:

Thanks and regards.
#pawan kumar tripathi on Apr 03, 2015 :
I am Indian citizen. I am ready for beg cook job in Qatar.
#meganathan on Mar 30, 2015 :
i got 3500 QR per month. how much QR i can save from there per month
#Ravi on Mar 23, 2015 :
I got a job offer from an IT company for subcontracting to work for a Bank in Doha, Qatar. They will be giving me QAR 18,000 (nothing else). Though I am with family but will be staying alone. Please let me know
1. living expenses
2. how much can i save per month

Thanks for your support.
#ali on Mar 10, 2015 :
Company offered me 11000 qr. Can i stay with wife n 2 kids
#M Rahman on Feb 06, 2015 :
Hi I got a job offer from one Gov Hospital, salary 18000 QR/month, plus 1300 transport allownce, family accomodation provided. I have a 5 yr old young boy, I wonder how much the schooling cost for reception age/primary age children in Qatar (international/British curriculam.
#Rajesh Menon on Feb 02, 2015 :
Hi All

I am getting an offer of 13000 qar a month, accommodation is not included in that, hence would request any one to give a breakup of basis expenditure in doha, qatar.

Would like to know below things
1) Accommodation 1bhk in city / outside, own or shared.
2) Food expense for a day.
3) Travel expense.

Also if anyone can tell whether 13000 qar a month is sufficient for living for a single person.

#Manoj on Jan 31, 2015 :
Hi, I got an offer of QR 12000/- , will it be good for staying in DOHA for one person and to save money out from salary. Please replay along with all the major expenses along with Rent, Fooding, Travelling, and etc.

I needs your help will be helpful for taking decision.It's most urgent.


#mallu on Jan 25, 2015 :
hello..someone had commented about mallu's..U people cannot compete us in all that u can do is to post some stupid comments.
#Indian...first you learn the spelling of Gulf...its not gelf...idiot..We respect everyone..We are also contributing much to the development of modern qatar like everyone..thank you..
#SANTOSH KUMAR on Jan 23, 2015 :
I indian got offer from one of freight forwarding company for doha and they are offering QR7750/-PM breakup is below :-
Basic Salar:- QR3750/- PM
Special Allowance:-QR 1500/-
Vehicle Allowance :- QR 1350/-( I will be Eligible after getting Driving licence and own vehicle)
Position :- Sr. Executive Sales

Please advice above compensation would be sufficient or not, since initially i am coming alone.
also advice for accommodation cost for executive bachelor.

My Email ID:-

awaiting for your valuable advice
#kittu on Jan 05, 2015 :
Hi...I got offer of $7k from Doha for a non -IT position. Can any one advice will this pay enough to manage with family (no kids) and how much we can save from this. Is there any vegetarian hotels available?

#kannan on Dec 09, 2014 :
I reveive one constructuion company give sharing bachelor Accomodation +7500 .How much cost of living an bachelor with own accomodation also food and transport how much needed presently .how much savings to me pls reply me i am 10 yrs field exp in my field .pls reply me .
#Scott on Dec 03, 2014 :
I'd like to know whether is 1600 QR is enough if the company is paying for accomodation with gym facilities, transport, meals in workplace, medical aid.
#mahendar on Nov 15, 2014 :
what is the min amount required to live in Qatar (when company Provided Accomdation and transport)

what is the min amount required to live in Qatar (when company not Provided Accomdation and transport)
#Hans on Nov 12, 2014 :
Don't too excited about the attractive base salary. You need to focus on what other expat benefits and compensation, otherwise you probably lose.

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#Vijay on Nov 11, 2014 :
Hi charlie,

Offer seems legitimate from what you are saying. QR 69k is a lot of money to spend and save here.

Just check one thing though. You said you were going as your uncle's dependent. Dependents usually include only wife and children. Even parents are not included. So definetely check that.

All the best for your and your uncle's future.

Best Regards,

#Charlie on Nov 06, 2014 :
My uncle got offered a job with construction company building for the 2022 World Cup. He is in an inspector position. Salary offered is $19000 USD per month (or approx. 69,000 Riyal per month). This is not a labour job, but higher level up. He gets per diem for $3000 USD for rent living on a compound which the company covers. He signed employment offer tonight, now waiting to hear back. They are paying him 2 months salary up front...with 75% being given before he leaves Canada, and the other 35% given when he arrives and gets settled in Doha. We want to make sure it is legit, so this exit pass thing mentioned below makes sense. They give him 4 weeks vacation each year that is paid, and allowance to travel, so i would assume he gets an exit pass as in contract it tells him it is their choice when they give him vacation. It is a 5 year contract. Just want to know if this sounds legit. I am good with figuring out scams, as I do this on my spare time for people; but everything checks out. It is a major company building up Lusail City for World Cup 2022. Any info would be great...I see lots of great info already. heard there is a large ex-pat community there, so that is good. I am going with him as a dependent, I am in school and do all my school online and will not be working while there until I get my degree, then I will be teaching English as 2nd Language. Any info, lemme know! Thanks.
#Vijay on Nov 02, 2014 :
Hi. I am working in Doha for the last 2 years. Hope the following info. provides clarity on some questions raised here:

1. Rent: For 1 BHK - 3000 to 4500 in an ordinary but decent area like Matar Qadeem.
2 BHK - 5000 to 7000

Much more expensive if the accomodation is near the center of the city (like Al Sadd)and in Hi-class areas like West Bay & Pearl Qatar.

Further, rent is expected to increase during the next year and till the FIFA 2022 world cup.

2. Food: Mostly we cook food at our home. For a family of 2 we incur groceries expense between 1500 to 2000 QR per month.

If food is purchased from outside, then it depends on the type of food and the restaurant:

a. Hard rotis - Usually preferred by construction workers etc. Very cheap. For 1 QR, one might get 4 or more pieces (again in Matar Qadeem area).

b. Decent hotel - Anywhere between 10 QR to 100 QR per meal. Mcdonalds meal is between 15 to 30 QR on an avergage.

c. Hi-Class hotel - No idea.

3. Transportation - Mostly cars. Some bus facility is also available, but buses are few and one needs to stand for quite sometime.

Different cars are available for each budget range. Second hand cars from QR 10,000 and above to Brand New cars.

Lots of questions have been posted regarding whether salaries of QR 1000 - 2000 are sufficient. I would say, they are barely sufficient as even if a worker lives on a shared accomodation and eats cheap food (which is hard), the expenses are quite high here. In fact, Doha is one of the costlies places in ME.

Further, expenses are expected to rise in the near future. So bear in mind all these when you are making your decisions.

For a couple with no kids, Salary of QR 15000 and above is ok to start with. But with kids, they need to factor in children's education which is quite costly here.

One final piece of advice, which is the most important. Before coming here, make sure the company/contact through which you come here are credible. As many might be aware, this country has an Exit pass system, which means if you want to leave the country (for anything including leaving for vacation or quitting the job), the employer must give you the pass, otherwise you cant leave the country. So unless you are 100% sure about your job/contact dont jump in haste.
#Sushmita on Oct 28, 2014 :
hello, can somebody reply to all the queries ??? it has been already raised..but no answer???? strange about the site???
#Charles on Oct 27, 2014 :
I have got a job in family restaurent in UBD Group and got a salary of 1200 Qatar Riyal they are just going to give me accomodation ( sharing) and transport and I am single I need to make my arrangement for Food is these sufficient or not plz help me our with these answer
#sinu on Oct 19, 2014 :
I am from India. I wish to come and work in Qatar. .am a registered nurse. As well as company nurse. .plz suggest some job vacancies.
#ambrosio on Oct 14, 2014 :
Hi admin can u advise me for x abroad on qatar i dont have i idea but i know only cost of living in qatar expensive my offer salary 1 200 + 300 food allowance free accommodation and transportation its that ok to accept can u help me thanks to your reply
#Soumya on Oct 04, 2014 :
hey guys!
As far my research goes,
Accommodation= 6000/- QAR (Shared= 3000/- QAR)
Food= 3000/- QAR
Utilities + Conveyance= 1000/- QAR

* best to have Co. provided accommodation.
# Above figures for singles only.
#Pazhani on Sep 25, 2014 :
I an Indian got an offer for QR 30,000/Month of all. I prefer to say with family (wife and two children). Any one can advise is it sufficient to live in Doha?
#prashant on Sep 23, 2014 :
Hi ,
Friends I got a offer Letter from One of Qatar Base MEP Contracting Organization & they offered me a base salary 8000QR +500for Food allowances +2500QTR for Accommodation(In case if Camp or has to arrange than they will provide me this allowance if myself not take this facility)optional Company may provide share accommodation in company than they will not give me this Rent allowance+2500QR for Car allowance.
Appreciate if someone who is resending in Qatar can advice .Is it acceptable offer.
If yes than can I afford my family or only survive as a single .

I am from India Mumbai City .

#Randy on Sep 23, 2014 :
Its difficult to make ends meet here. Most of you guys are from India and single. And I need money. so I can entertain you at low cost. Please contact me Only 100 QAR a nite
#havugimana jean de dieu on Aug 22, 2014 :
truly in a job in quatar.i m single, i live in india ready to do every kind of a job available for more information email me on
#Anonymous on Aug 20, 2014 :
Hi! me and my husband are planning to work in Qatar. Is there anyone knows how much is the minimum salary for HR Practitioner and Licensed Civil Engineer. Thank you
#kamal on Aug 12, 2014 :
hi I got an job opportunity in Qatar 7000qr permonth is this sufficient, I m single , I need know about the rent and food costing.
#Evans on Aug 01, 2014 :
A company has offered me 700 QR they say free accommodation but four in a room,no utilies to be paid is good for a single man
#Juan on Jul 20, 2014 :
Where did you get the house rent information? It's not accurate.
#ADIL MOMIN on Jul 15, 2014 :
What's the average Monthly salary for an entry level as fire protection design engineer in Qatar
#Anonymous on Jul 02, 2014 :
I got an offer of 37,000 per month ; 450,000 per annum. This includes salary, transport and rent.. Is this enough or should I negotiate?
#Vinod Rai on Jul 01, 2014 :

. I got an opportunity to work in Qatar but they are providing me only 4000 qatar reyal,kindly suggest can i save some money for my family