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:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 2.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1449* (5306 QAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 152 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3769* (13790 QAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 152 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 61 per person
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 5467* (19992 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 2024

Cost of living: Qatar VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Qatar in 2024 is 8% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Dukhan 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dukhan
Doha 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Doha
Al Wakrah 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Wakrah
Al Rayyan 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Rayyan



Local prices in Qatar by expense type

Qatar: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Qatar costs 4% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.3/person
($ 4.1 to $ 19)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 20 to $ 55)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.7/person
($ 6.5 to $ 9)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 12 for 500ml
($ 8.7 to $ 15)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 8.4 for 330ml
($ 3.7 to $ 14)

139% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.3/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 9.6)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.9/can
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.3/bottle
($ 0.3 to $ 0.9)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Qatar: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 79 to $ 634)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 162/night
($ 59 to $ 658)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 159
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 148/night
($ 56 to $ 504)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 232
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 56 to $ 609)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 312
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 256/night
($ 79 to $ 1103)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 482
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 112/month
($ 45 to $ 468)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 328/month
($ 57 to $ 1285)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 246
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 201/month
($ 53 to $ 947)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 214
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 188/month
($ 26 to $ 1198)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 227
Family room
Family room
$ 458/month
($ 71 to $ 1393)

112% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 217

Qatar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Qatar costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.1/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.5/500g
($ 0.9 to $ 2.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.1)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.5 to $ 4.9)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.7/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 14)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 2.5)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.3 to $ 0.9)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Qatar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Qatar costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.2
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 31/24hrs
($ 21 to $ 101)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Qatar: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Qatar is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 9.6 to $ 18)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 40/hr
($ 14 to $ 56)

79% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Qatar: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Qatar is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.5/pack
($ 5.8 to $ 8.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 60
($ 23 to $ 125)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 21 to $ 83)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
$ 827
(fair price: $ 652)
London → Doha
London → Doha
London → Doha
$ 678
(fair price: $ 549)
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
$ 1272
(fair price: $ 1060)
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
$ 918
(fair price: $ 713)
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
$ 878
(fair price: $ 717)
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
$ 1821
(fair price: $ 1450)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Qatar updated on 16-07-2024.

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