Travel budget and cost of living in Qatar how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Qatar

Qatar: calculate your travel budget

Qatar: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Qatar for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 18 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.9 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 690* (2352 QAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2388* (8120 QAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 95 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 3930* (13370 QAR)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Qatar in 2019

Cost of living: Qatar VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Qatar in 2019 is 3% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Qatar in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Qatar by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Qatar compared to the national average.

Cities /Qatar View Details
Al Wakrah 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Wakrah
Doha 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Doha
Al Rayyan 28% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Rayyan
Dukhan 38% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dukhan

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Local prices in Qatar by expense type

Restaurant budget in Qatar

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Qatar is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.3/person
($ 5.9 to $ 10.3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 18 to $ 38)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.3/person
($ 5.9 to $ 7.3)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 12 for 500ml
($ 10.3 to $ 17)

175% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar costs 15% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 18/night
($ 18 to $ 18)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 54/night
($ 48 to $ 59)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 51 to $ 190)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 88 to $ 144)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 218/night
($ 176 to $ 284)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 35 to $ 46)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 176/month
($ 121 to $ 329)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 196/month
($ 152 to $ 268)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Family room
Family room
$ 543/month
($ 346 to $ 953)

209% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Qatar

On average, the price of supermarket food in Qatar costs 27% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

109% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 4.4)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.1/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 15)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 12)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 14)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Qatar

On average, the price of transport in Qatar costs 44% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 3)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 22 to $ 59)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3
($ 3 to $ 3)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 18/24hrs
($ 4.8 to $ 35)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Qatar

On average, the cost of housing in Qatar is 25% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 66/month
($ 45 to $ 113)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 96/month
($ 75 to $ 133)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1581/month
($ 1026 to $ 2488)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1089/month
($ 733 to $ 1610)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3018/month
($ 2050 to $ 4536)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2072/month
($ 1464 to $ 2927)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 115/month
($ 59 to $ 293)

198% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 609/month
($ 293 to $ 1026)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9607/yr
($ 5269 to $ 14632)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Qatar

On average, budget for leisure activities in Qatar is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.3/ticket
($ 10.3 to $ 15)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 29/hr
($ 15 to $ 59)

80% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Qatar

On average, shopping budget in Qatar is 10% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.3/pack
($ 3 to $ 6.5)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 61
($ 30 to $ 109)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 59
($ 30 to $ 89)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 101
($ 59 to $ 147)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 94
($ 59 to $ 147)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Doha
London → Doha
London → Doha
$ 625
(fair price: $ 551)
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
$ 697
(fair price: $ 606)
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
$ 734
(fair price: $ 592)
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
$ 744
(fair price: $ 639)
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
$ 1299
(fair price: $ 1084)
Los Angeles → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
$ 1900
(fair price: $ 1391)
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
$ 1492
(fair price: $ 999)

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About the information on the cost of living in Qatar

The information about the cost of living in Qatar shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Qatar updated on 15-05-2019.

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