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Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People describe Doha, Qatar as a vibrant and modern city with a unique blend of traditional and modern culture. Expats love the city's diverse culture, its excellent shopping and dining options, and its beautiful beaches. The weather in Doha is generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 to $3,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Doha is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 per month. The approximate population of Doha is 2.6 million people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Doha, they said:

"Before retiring in Doha, expats should be aware of the country's strict laws and regulations. It is important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Expats should also research the cost of living in Doha, as it is generally more expensive than other parts of the world. Additionally, expats should be aware of the climate in Doha, which is hot and humid for most of the year. Finally, expats should consider the availability of healthcare and other services in Doha before making the decision to retire there," wrote a member in Doha.

"Explore and then join a club or some organization where you could meet a wide diversity of people from many other countries," commented one expat who made the move to Doha.

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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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