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Cost of living in Qatar

There are significant contrasts in the cost of living in Qatar. You might find out some items are much more expensive than in your country of origin (rental prices, private health, spirits…), while other might appear significantly cheap (petrol, eating out…)

Below you can find a summary of the prices of everyday expenses that will allow you to picture how much money you will need to spend per month. The exchange rate considered is 1QAR=0.21€=0.275$. During the latest years, the Qatari Real has had a peg to the American Dollar. If you are reading the table in Euros, it would be a good idea to check if there is not a great difference between the current rate and the one that has been used, otherwise you will not have an accurate idea of the cost of living in Qatar.

QAR EUR USD
Monthly rental
1 bedroom flat 6000-7500 1250-1600 1650-2000
2 bedroom flat 7500-10000 1600-2100 2000-2750
3 bedroom flat 9000-15000 1900-3100 2500-4100
3 bedroom villa >12000 >2500 >3300
Transport
Basic car monthly rental (Chevrolet Aveo, Hyunday i10…) 1400-2000 300-420 385-550
Average car monthly rental (Mitsubishi Lancer, Seat Toledo, Chevrolet Optima…) 2000-2500 420-525 550-690
SUV monthly rental (Mitsubishi Pajero….) 3000-4500 630-950 825-1250
Taxi start 4 0,84 1,1
Dining and leisure
Cheap restaurant (Cafeteria, kebab…) per person 30-50 6,5-10,5 8,5-14
Standard restaurant (Souq, hotel…) per person 100-250 20-50 30-70
Big Mac Meal 19 4 5
Beer 35 7,5 10
Gin-tonic 70 15 20
Cinema ticket 35 7,5 10
Healthcare
Healthcare public card (Hamad) 100 21 28
Private hospital visit (Al-Ahli, Doha Clinic…) 200-350 40-75 55-100
Dentist filling 500-1000 100-200 140-280
Telecom
Local call prepaid contract per minute 0,55 0,12 0,15
International call prepaid contract per minute 0,66 0,14 0,18
SMS prepaid contract QTEL 0,4 0,09 0,11
Education (cost per year)
School (average up to 10 years old) 25000-50000 5250-10500 7000-14000
School (average 10-17 years old) 30000-70000 6300-14700 8200-19200
Groceries
Milk 1l 4-7 0,85-1,5 1,1-2
Eggs (6) 4-6 0,85-1,25 1,1-1,65
Rice (1kg) 8-11 1,7-2,3 2,2-3
Water (1.5 l) 1-2 0,2-0,4 0,25-0,5
Tomatos (1kg) 5-8 1-1,7 1,4-2,2
Potatoes (1kg) 4-7 0,85-1,5 1,1-2
Bread (local) 1 0,2 0,27