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:

  • $ 21 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 678* (2296 QAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 10.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2808* (9478 QAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 63 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4450* (15022 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 essentially the same as in 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
Doha 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Doha
Al Wakrah 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Wakrah
Al Rayyan 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Rayyan
Dukhan 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dukhan

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Local prices in Qatar by expense type

Qatar: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Qatar is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.4/person
($ 6 to $ 13)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 15 to $ 46)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 6.2 to $ 7.8)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 14 for 500ml
($ 10.4 to $ 17)

175% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.5/cup
($ 4.3 to $ 6.6)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Qatar: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar costs 9% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 22/night
($ 21 to $ 23)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 49 to $ 58)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 143/night
($ 106 to $ 273)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 90 to $ 158)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 220/night
($ 177 to $ 292)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 35 to $ 45)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 177/month
($ 109 to $ 346)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 168
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 254/month
($ 206 to $ 339)

53% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Family room
Family room
$ 518/month
($ 343 to $ 837)

195% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Qatar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Qatar costs 24% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

111% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 4.4)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.2/kg
($ 6 to $ 17)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.2/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 15)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
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
$ 9.7/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 17)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Qatar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Qatar costs 49% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 3)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 24 to $ 60)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

69% 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
($ 2.4 to $ 3)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 18/24hrs
($ 4.8 to $ 35)

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

Qatar: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Qatar is 22% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 73/month
($ 46 to $ 150)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 96/month
($ 76 to $ 120)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1610/month
($ 1039 to $ 2669)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1393
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1089/month
($ 743 to $ 1632)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3059/month
($ 2076 to $ 4447)

36% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2261
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2124/month
($ 1483 to $ 3261)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1770
Gym
Gym
$ 118/month
($ 60 to $ 238)

196% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 656/month
($ 298 to $ 1039)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10665/yr
($ 5928 to $ 15412)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17413

Qatar: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Qatar is 33% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.4/ticket
($ 10.4 to $ 15)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 32/hr
($ 15 to $ 60)

86% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Qatar: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Qatar is 17% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 3.2 to $ 6.6)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 66
($ 36 to $ 108)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 30 to $ 88)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 103
($ 60 to $ 150)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 60 to $ 150)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Doha
London → Doha
London → Doha
$ 575
(fair price: $ 514)
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
$ 658
(fair price: $ 564)
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
$ 725
(fair price: $ 602)
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
$ 727
(fair price: $ 613)
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
$ 1297
(fair price: $ 1054)
Melbourne → Doha
Melbourne → Doha
Melbourne → Doha
$ 1254
(fair price: $ 1025)
Los Angeles → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
$ 1942
(fair price: $ 1261)
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
$ 1599
(fair price: $ 1308)
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
$ 1600
(fair price: $ 958)
Montreal → Doha
Montreal → Doha
Montreal → Doha
$ 1357
(fair price: $ 1077)
Perth → Doha
Perth → Doha
Perth → Doha
$ 1544
(fair price: $ 1310)

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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 21-11-2019.

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