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:

  • $ 19 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 644* (2198 QAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2441* (8302 QAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 63 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4060* (13804 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
Al Wakrah 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Wakrah
Doha 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Doha
Al Rayyan 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Rayyan
Dukhan 17% 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
$ 7.4/person
($ 5.9 to $ 12)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 18 to $ 38)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.4/person
($ 5.9 to $ 7.6)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 14 for 500ml
($ 10.3 to $ 17)

173% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.3/cup
($ 3.6 to $ 6.5)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

68% 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

Hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar costs 16% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 20/night
($ 18 to $ 20)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 54/night
($ 49 to $ 58)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 58 to $ 202)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 88 to $ 153)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 220/night
($ 177 to $ 290)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 34 to $ 45)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 179/month
($ 120 to $ 336)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 207/month
($ 159 to $ 286)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Family room
Family room
$ 518/month
($ 331 to $ 878)

195% 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 26% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

108% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 4.4)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.7/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 15)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 13)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

55% 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)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 16)

28% 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 50% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 3)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 30 to $ 54)

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)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

31% 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)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
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...
$ 71/month
($ 46 to $ 134)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 96/month
($ 75 to $ 119)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1637/month
($ 1033 to $ 2654)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1113/month
($ 738 to $ 1623)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3094/month
($ 2065 to $ 4719)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2170/month
($ 1475 to $ 3245)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 120/month
($ 60 to $ 296)

201% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 645/month
($ 296 to $ 1033)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10427/yr
($ 5308 to $ 15334)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Qatar

On average, budget for leisure activities in Qatar is 22% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.3/ticket
($ 10.3 to $ 15)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
($ 15 to $ 48)

64% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Qatar

On average, shopping budget in Qatar is 18% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.9/pack
($ 3 to $ 6.5)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 67
($ 34 to $ 119)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 59
($ 30 to $ 90)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 106
($ 69 to $ 149)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 60 to $ 149)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Doha
London → Doha
London → Doha
$ 584
(fair price: $ 519)
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
$ 658
(fair price: $ 576)
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
$ 727
(fair price: $ 631)
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
$ 733
(fair price: $ 612)
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
$ 1297
(fair price: $ 1069)
Melbourne → Doha
Melbourne → Doha
Melbourne → Doha
$ 1254
(fair price: $ 1068)
Los Angeles → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
$ 1942
(fair price: $ 1302)
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
$ 1599
(fair price: $ 1346)
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
$ 1600
(fair price: $ 966)
Montreal → Doha
Montreal → Doha
Montreal → Doha
$ 1357
(fair price: $ 1111)
Perth → Doha
Perth → Doha
Perth → Doha
$ 1544
(fair price: $ 1355)

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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 15-09-2019.

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