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:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 943* (2758 QAR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 2758* (8050 QAR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 71 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 31 per person

Total budget:

$ 4830* (14098 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 2022

Cost of living: Qatar VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Qatar in 2022 is 4% 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
Doha 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Doha
Al Rayyan 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Rayyan
Dukhan 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dukhan
Al Wakrah 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Wakrah



Local prices in Qatar by expense type

Qatar: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Qatar is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.2/person
($ 5.1 to $ 24)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 35/person
($ 17 to $ 52)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 8.5 to $ 10.2)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 13 for 500ml
($ 9.6 to $ 17)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 9.2 for 330ml
($ 4.1 to $ 16)

143% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 6.2/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 10.2)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.7 to $ 3.3)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.7)

78% 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 14% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 40/night
($ 36 to $ 44)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 48 to $ 52)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 55 to $ 226)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 128/night
($ 97 to $ 200)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 255/night
($ 213 to $ 334)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 38 to $ 44)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 179/month
($ 59 to $ 384)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 249/month
($ 194 to $ 347)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Family room
Family room
$ 538/month
($ 427 to $ 703)

197% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Qatar: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Qatar costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.7)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 5.1)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5.1)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.6/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 6.8)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 17)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Qatar: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Qatar costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.7)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.3
($ 2.7 to $ 3.3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Qatar is 45% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 12 to $ 24)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 40/hr
($ 17 to $ 69)

86% 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 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.2/pack
($ 7.8 to $ 10.2)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 83
($ 44 to $ 170)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 69
($ 42 to $ 103)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Doha
London → Doha
London → Doha
$ 603
(fair price: $ 510)
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
Manchester → Doha
$ 750
(fair price: $ 616)
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
Dublin → Doha
$ 862
(fair price: $ 670)
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
Edinburgh → Doha
$ 855
(fair price: $ 674)
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
New York City → Doha
$ 1309
(fair price: $ 1076)
Los Angeles → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
Los Angeles  → Doha
$ 1758
(fair price: $ 1324)


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 26-09-2022.

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