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Pros and Cons of Living in Qatar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 16, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Qatar include a high standard of living, excellent infrastructure, and a low crime rate. Additionally, Qatar is a very safe country with a strong economy and a diverse population. On the other hand, the cons of living in Qatar include a hot and humid climate, a lack of cultural diversity, and a restrictive political system. Additionally, Qatar has a high cost of living and limited access to certain goods and services.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Qatar?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Qatar responded:

"I like the weather. I like the safe environment I like the tax free system. I like the health care. I don't like the dust I don't like the traffic I don't like the religious restrictions I don't like the landscape/scenery," explained one expat in Doha.

"Expats and digital nomads in Qatar appreciate the country's high standard of living, with its modern infrastructure, excellent healthcare system, and low crime rate. They also enjoy the country's tax-free salaries, which can be a great incentive for those looking to save money. Additionally, Qatar is a culturally diverse country, with a variety of activities and attractions to explore. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the country's strict laws and regulations to be restrictive, and the hot climate can be difficult to adjust to. Additionally, the cost of living in Qatar can be quite high, making it difficult to save money," said one expat in Qatar.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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