International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Mobility Calculators

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

-International City Cost of Living Rankings

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-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Qatar, All Areas

Qatar, All AreasQatar is a peninsula bordering the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. The climate is arid with mild and pleasant winters and very hot and humid summers.

The official language is Arabic. English is widely understood and spoken by Qataris and the many south Asians who live and do business in the country. The main religion is Islam.

Petroleum is the cornerstone of Qatar's economy and accounts for more than 70% of total government revenue.

In Qatar expatriates are required to dress conservatively by covering arms and legs, this is applicable to both men and women. Expatriate business dress is generally a suit and tie for men, while women should wear a modest cotton or linen dress that covers both arms and legs.

The security risk for expatriates in Qatar is low. Risks include very low levels of petty and opportunistic theft, burglary, robbery, fraud, corporate crime, and violent crime. There is also an underlying terrorism risk. Unaccompanied women can face verbal and physical harassment. Expatriates should be cautious not to offend Muslim sensibilities.

The currency of Qatar is the Qatari Rial (QAR) which is fixed to the US dollar. Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Proof of insurance or the means to settle any medical fees is generally required before treatment is provided. Emergency medical treatment is excellent but can be expensive.

The population of Qatar is 2.6 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -0.6% for Qatar as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Qatar is based on the current personal income tax rate of 0% as there is currently no personal income tax.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Qatar as at 1 July 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Qatar, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Low
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Very Low

Qatar is for example -14.2% cheaper than USA for groceries, 54.2% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 42.1% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Qatar is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Qatar for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Qatar) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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