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:

  • $ 30 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 790* (2716 QAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 101 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 10.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2910* (9996 QAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 69 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4674* (16044 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 2020

Cost of living: Qatar VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Qatar in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Doha 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Doha
Al Wakrah 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Wakrah
Al Rayyan 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Rayyan
Dukhan 16% 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 the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.7/person
($ 5.9 to $ 18)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 18 to $ 75)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.3/person
($ 7.2 to $ 8.7)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 15 for 500ml
($ 10.3 to $ 18)

173% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.3/cup
($ 3.5 to $ 8.7)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Qatar: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Qatar costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 32/night
($ 29 to $ 34)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 48 to $ 57)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 114 to $ 259)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 91 to $ 165)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 230/night
($ 186 to $ 302)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 36 to $ 45)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 175/month
($ 98 to $ 343)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 272/month
($ 225 to $ 347)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Family room
Family room
$ 518/month
($ 396 to $ 707)

197% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Qatar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Qatar costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 4.9)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 24)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.8/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 15)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Salad
Salad
$ 2.3/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 4.7)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 7 to $ 18)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Qatar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Qatar costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 45/month
($ 24 to $ 75)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 18/24hrs
($ 4.8 to $ 35)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Qatar: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Qatar is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 89/month
($ 53 to $ 176)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 96/month
($ 75 to $ 133)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 71
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1639/month
($ 1066 to $ 2634)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1470
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1087/month
($ 792 to $ 1756)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1175
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3086/month
($ 2049 to $ 5266)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2352
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2092/month
($ 1610 to $ 3220)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1853
Gym
Gym
$ 122/month
($ 59 to $ 235)

198% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 701/month
($ 367 to $ 1171)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1008
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9557/yr
($ 5266 to $ 14628)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17632

Qatar: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Qatar is 37% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.4/ticket
($ 10.3 to $ 18)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 34/hr
($ 15 to $ 52)

93% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Qatar: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Qatar is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.5/pack
($ 5.9 to $ 7.3)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 33 to $ 118)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 59
($ 28 to $ 103)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 100
($ 57 to $ 147)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 59 to $ 147)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

London → Doha
London → Doha
London → Doha
$ 606
(fair price: $ 519)
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
$ 659
(fair price: $ 561)
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
$ 707
(fair price: $ 598)
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
$ 729
(fair price: $ 607)
Melbourne → Doha
Melbourne → Doha
Melbourne → Doha
$ 1252
(fair price: $ 1038)
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
$ 1268
(fair price: $ 1029)
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
Sydney → Doha
$ 1590
(fair price: $ 1317)
Los Angeles → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
$ 1799
(fair price: $ 1180)
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
Toronto (Ontario) → Doha
$ 1378
(fair price: $ 962)
Montreal → Doha
Montreal → Doha
Montreal → Doha
$ 1228
(fair price: $ 985)
Perth → Doha
Perth → Doha
Perth → Doha
$ 1518
(fair price: $ 1305)
Auckland → Doha
Auckland → Doha
Auckland → Doha
$ 1872
(fair price: $ 1492)

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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 28-06-2020.

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