Summary about cost of living in Doha, Qatar:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||8.24 $||4.12-13.73|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||52.18 $||29.94-109.86|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||6.87 $||6.87-8.24|
|Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught)||13.05 $||6.04-21.97|
|Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle)||13.05 $||8.24-16.48|
|Cappuccino (regular)||5.53 $||2.75-8.24|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||1.05 $||0.62-2.20|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||0.38 $||0.27-1.37|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||7.75 $||6.24-12.48|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||1.44 $||1.00-2.75|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||0.89 $||0.50-1.87|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||2.71 $||1.43-4.94|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||4.82 $||2.49-9.97|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||2.84 $||1.25-5.98|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||4.93 $||3.11-6.23|
|Apples (1 lb)||0.89 $||0.50-1.25|
|Banana (1 lb)||0.81 $||0.62-1.62|
|Oranges (1 lb)||0.81 $||0.50-1.49|
|Tomato (1 lb)||0.65 $||0.37-1.06|
|Potato (1 lb)||0.52 $||0.37-0.87|
|Onion (1 lb)||0.44 $||0.25-0.75|
|Lettuce (1 head)||1.45 $||0.55-3.30|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||0.53 $||0.27-0.82|
|Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range)||13.73 $||5.49-27.46|
|Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||2.17 $||0.82-8.24|
|Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle)||6.71 $||2.75-10.99|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||6.59 $||6.04-8.24|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||0.55 $||0.55-1.10|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||41.20 $||27.46-50.15|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||2.20 $||1.92-2.75|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||3.54 $||1.11-4.42|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||8.79 $||5.49-15.66|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||2.14 $||2.03-2.29|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||21,971.99 $||16,478.99-24,718.48|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||19,980.83 $||17,852.24-21,971.99|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||113.41 $||68.66-178.52|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.22 $||0.08-0.27|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||88.94 $||68.66-109.59|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||117.58 $||41.20-274.65|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||35.89 $||13.73-54.93|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||10.99 $||9.61-16.48|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||763.72 $||411.97-1,373.25|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||10,616.07 $||6,591.60-14,831.09|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||64.64 $||21.97-123.59|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||52.76 $||27.46-82.39|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||93.10 $||54.93-123.59|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||97.22 $||54.93-164.79|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||1,807.30 $||1,098.60-2,746.50|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,128.64 $||823.95-2,197.20|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||3,429.93 $||2,197.20-4,943.70|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||2,282.03 $||1,647.90-3,845.10|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||464.06 $||255.16-765.47|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||351.75 $||255.16-510.31|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||3,493.02 $|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||4.07||2.86-6.00|
Sources and References:
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|Cost of Living in Al-kir'anah||36.21 miles|
|Cost of Living in Dukhan||47.82 miles|
|Cost of Living in Al-jumayliyah||57.29 miles|
|Cost of Living in Umm Bab||66.95 miles|
|Cost of Living in Ar-ruways||67.39 miles|
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Your 3 biggest costs for living will be (i) rent (ii) schooling (iii) food and bills
It is all about where you live vs work, the standard you are expecting and your lifestyle.
You can pay 25,000 qar a month for a high end 1 bed apartment or 7000 qar for a 2 bed villa in a compound on the outskirts of the city. Just go to property finder for qatar and you can see the costs yourself.
Private schooling is very expensive for the average salary person and unless your company covers the costs. It can range from 20,000 qar a year up to 70,000 qar a year. Just go to the school websites and you can see the fees yourself.
Bills are the next biggest costs you will have limited control over, especially air con and qatar cool. Rough est is around 300-800 qar a month for bills, elec, gas, water, internet (but it depends on your usage). Go to vodafone or oreedo website in doha and see for your self. Also go into talabat doha and the supermarkets (lulu, carrefour etc) and see for yourself.
Transport is surprisingly cheap in doha (unless you have to use uber every day from afar). If you are serviced by a bus or metro, it is very cheap (but takes time)
If you eat in alot and cook yourself, you can save alot on food. If you go out to high restaurants, your drink/smoke alot, and have expensive hobbies...yes it will add alot to your expenses. But you can control these.
The World Cup has caused massive hikes in rent and bills. The above prices don't allow for that. Whether the prices come down will have to be seen, but you can see on the above websites (don't take my word for it).
Companies however have reduced allowances for employees or they do not raise them to allow for inflation. So you need to check what your employer says in their employee handbook. Also note, if the allowances are not in your employment contract, they are not legally protected. The government is very strict about ensuring employers pay their employees on what is in their employment contract. So if you don't see it, you are not protected on that. The responsibility is yours to check. Do not take verbal promises or email. It has to be written into your employment contract.
Wherever you live, live simply, don't be extravagant, check out for yourself online current prices. The general advice though is, if you have your family with you please check the costs carefully before making a decision. If you come single status, you should be able to save, but you will need to sacrifice and live modestly and manage your budget.
I wish you peace. And if you find you can afford it, then you will like it in Doha (the people in qatar are generally nice, and most expats are also)
I have offer of 16000 Qatar riyal per month including all, how much i can save after all expenses, my lifestyle is normal, i will travel with my family(wife+ 1 kid).
So my salary is 2500 Qatar royal including all allowance like transportation, fooding and accommodation. So I need rough calculations of living expense in qater. Is it enough to lived there.
I'm currently working in the UK and have been approached for a three year contract (rotation of 12 weeks on 2 weeks off) to work in Doha (leading up an engineering team). The package works out at 110,000 QAR/month and includes salary, transport, medical, housing, and return flights. I have a family (wife and two school aged children). The above package is based on a single visa but I can bring the family if I so desire.
Is this a decent package to consider if I come as a single and need to support myself in Doha as well as a family in the UK? If I bring my family, education will be paid for.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Im looking for a job in doha, How do u think i should apply for one?
I have a bachelor's degree!
Please send some tips and hints, Thanks.
& they can't provide me the accommodation, food
then can anyone guide me is it sufficient for me to live and eating & how much i can save per month
I got an offer in Qatar:
basic: 25000+ housing+insurance+school for up to three kids+ air ticket.
Is this a decent, great, bad offer?
I appreciate your suggestions.
Just checked Compass International School Doha.
The yearly school fee for Primary School incl. tuition fee is 68000 QAR (5700 QAR pr month) and Secondary School incl. tuition fee is app 72000 QAR (6000 QAR pr month). Can anyone inform me if this is de correct prices.
This is significant more than informed in the above (35000 QAR pr year / 3000 pr month).
Also does anyone have recommendations for international schools?
Name some best schools in terms of education and cost
Qatar is not cheap and its even more expensive than Dubai.
I have an opportunity to work in Qatar Doha and company has been offering 11000 riyal/month, my living style is normal. What about the Accommodation and food cost for single person. Please provide with detailed information.
A so is this good package or i need to ask for more salary?
One more thing it is relative when it comes to spending, you can live with 3000 QR, and 50,000 might not be enough depending on what lifestyle u are planning, Qatar is the safest country I've lived or visited so far (US, Europe, Middle East, and many Asian countries), house rent is the major expense, I'm managing a company and I'm paying 8,500 QR/month for a 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment in a decent compound with a big club house, gym, swimming pool, etc... Most of the prices mentioned here is reasonable and accurate