Qatar vs United Arab Emirates – Cost of Living Comparison

Qatar United Arab Emirates
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1856
$1576
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4264
$3649
🏠 One person rent
$1167
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$2154
$1738
🍽️ Food Expenses
$456
$381
🚐 Transport Expenses
$105
$113
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2841
$2717
💸 GDP per capita
$50805
$43103
😃 Human freedom index
6.23
6.46
❤️ Life expectancy
80.2
78
👮 Corruption perceptions index
63
71
🏙️ Population
2.64M
9.89M

The average cost of living in Qatar ($1856) is 18% more expensive than in the United Arab Emirates ($1576). Qatar ranked 13th vs 23rd for the United Arab Emirates in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Qatar compared to 1.7 months in the United Arab Emirates. Ranked 31st and 22nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Qatar vs the United Arab Emirates

Qatar United Arab Emirates
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
$7.68
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.9
$49.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald’s
$6.91
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$13
$11.3
☕ Cappuccino
$5.88
$5.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85
$0.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1423
$1031
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$906
$685
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2611
$1945
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1793
$1368
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.1
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$81.5
$92.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.47%
4.23%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4333
$2684
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3250
$2012
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$1.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$65.7
$56.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.86
$9.76
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.44
$0.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.11
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.31
$1.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
$1.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.21
$2.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.73
$7.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$9.67
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
$1.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$0.81
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.56
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$30.1
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.57
$3.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.67
$5.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$6.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.5
$5.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.41
$2.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.03
$3.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$123
$63.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor’s visit
$47.6
$75.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$12
$12.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.4
$58.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.3
$87.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$740
$535
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9964
$8940

Cities Comparison in Qatar vs the United Arab Emirates

  • Doha
    $1859
    vs
    $1776
    Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
    $1698
    vs
    $1859
    Doha
  • Doha
    $1859
    vs
    $1165
    Sharjah
  • Al Ain
    $1434
    vs
    $1859
    Doha

More countries to compare

  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $1951
    United States
  • China
    $752
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Japan
    $1370
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Germany
    $1414
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • India
    $423
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $1929
    United Kingdom
  • France
    $1519
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Italy
    $1359
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $656
    Russia
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $952
    Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $1154
    South Korea
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $1260
    Spain
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $447
    Turkey
  • Netherlands
    $1778
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Israel
    $1774
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Iran
    $668
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Oman
    $1086
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Kuwait
    $1326
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $2497
    Switzerland
  • Pakistan
    $370
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Bahrain
    $1165
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Egypt
    $449
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Iraq
    $710
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Poland
    $882
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Canada
    $1701
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Indonesia
    $548
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $559
    Yemen
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $1141
    Turkmenistan
  • Afghanistan
    $354
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Bangladesh
    $521
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Azerbaijan
    $513
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Ethiopia
    $574
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Jordan
    $850
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $435
    Syria
  • Qatar
    $1856
    vs
    $1515
    Sweden
  • Austria
    $1617
    vs
    $1856
    Qatar

Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Qatar

City Cost of living Population
Doha
$1859
1.31M
Al Khor
$1700
31.5K

In the United Arab Emirates

City Cost of living Population
Dubai
$1776
2.5M
Abu Dhabi
$1698
1.48M
Sharjah
$1165
1.25M
Al Ain
$1434
767K
Ajman
$1445
238K
Fujairah
$1709
97.2K
Ras al-Khaimah
$1389
116K
Madinat Zayed
$1390
29.1K
Umm al-Quwain
$1156
44.4K

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