Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Qatar, Doha Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: The State of Qatar.

Location: Qatar is a peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.

Country Climate: Arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers.

Country Terrain: Mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel.

Major Languages: Arabic.

Major Religions: Islam.

Country Population: 1.1 million (2008 est.) 1.4 million (2009 est.).

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

Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR).

Country Inflation: 15.0% (2008 est.) -5.0% (2009 est.).

City: Doha is the capital and largest city of the state of Qatar.

City Economy: Doha is Qatar's largest city, with over 80% of the nation's population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic center of the country.
Cost of Living: Doha has an overall cost of living index which equates it with high cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Doha is currently ranked 41 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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