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Monday, October 08, 2007

Cost of Living in Qatar: Accommodation

It's noticeable that rents do not seems to be increasing at quite the same rate as they were a year ago. However, the decreases in rent that were hoped for after the Asian Games have failed to materialise. Which is a shame, as the high rents have forced many families out of Doha, often to be replaced by more transient bachelors.

The high prices no longer seem to be driven by demand, but by landlords holding out in the hope of achieving good rents or of rents sufficient to service the loans taken out to purchase or build the properties.

In this short post we have noted down prices as advertised in a local newspaper. For more information about renting accommodation in Qatar see our website article: Renting in Qatar.

For comparison purposes, exchange rates at time of writing: 1 Qatar Riyal is equal to 27 US cents, 11 Indian Rupees or 12 Filipino Pesos. However, exchange rates can change rapidly, and if you want to be totally sure of the prices use our Universal Currency Converter.

Advertised Accommodation

Shared room near city centre QR750

2 bedroom villa Al Wakra (Out of town) QR5500

Flat for rent: 3 bedroom unfurnished Najma QR7000

Studio apartments near Corniche QR7,500

3 bedroom flats Ras Abu Aboud unfurnished QR 8,500

Villa in Al Rayyan 5B/R 14,000

Luxury Villa in Al Hilal 5 bedrooms fully furnished QR18,000

Villas in West Bay Lagoon 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms QR 25ooo

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