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Cost of Living in Qatar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 02, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Qatar is generally high, with prices for basic goods and services being comparable to those in other major cities in the Middle East. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Qatar can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Qatar is usually around $20 to $30 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Qatar high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Qatar, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Qatar is generally considered to be high, with the cost of basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation being significantly higher than in many other countries. The cost of luxury items such as cars, electronics, and clothing is also quite high. Additionally, the cost of entertainment and leisure activities can be quite expensive, as Qatar is known for its high-end restaurants, shopping malls, and other attractions," remarked one in Qatar.

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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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