The cost of living in Qatar

Are you interested in moving to Qatar? Find out all about the average cost of living in Qatar and what income you can expect when considering moving to this exciting country.


Most expats live in complexes with swimming pools, gyms, and playgrounds, but you can also rent standalone apartments, houses, or villas.

In most cases, the homes come unfurnished, so you must consider the cost of furniture buying. The price of a one-bedroom apartment in the centre of Doha is between 4000 and 10000 QATARI RIALS, while the average rental costs around 6000 QATARI RIALS. One Qatari rial is around 0.23 pounds.

Utilities cost significantly less since they are largely subsidised. On average, you will spend 250 Qatari rials per month, while in the summer, prices rise to 400 Qatari rials due to air conditioning.

Employers usually provide foreign employees health insurance coverage, ensuring good private healthcare.

In Qatar, a car is the most cost-effective transportation option for most people, with petrol and diesel costing 2 Qatari rials per litre. There is also public transportation, where monthly expenses vary between 100 and 250 Qatari Rials.

When it comes to food, you should expect to spend between 10% and 20% of your monthly salary on groceries.

At the end of our article, let’s discover what salary you should expect. You will be happy to hear that your net income will be much higher in Qatar because there is no income tax. An average wage varies between 15000 and 58000 Qatari Rials, depending on the industry.

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