How much should I expect to save in 20,000/- pm ?

Hi,

How much should I expect to save in 20,000/- pm. I am married with no kids and considering a reasonable life style. This is an all in pay i.e I would have to take care of my housing also

Also what is the cost of car rental / Loan in Qatar ?

Comments

michoo123

QR 20,000 is good salary to live in qatar. As only u and wife u can get a small flat around QR 4,000 & living expense depend upon ur life style vary from 1,500 - 4,000. Car rental is 2,000 avg for good saloon car & loan if u going for small car, loan payment will be from 800 to 1500 depends upon number of years. so atleast a month u can safe upto 6 to 8 thousand.

Geechee_bu

I am giving you the figures which may give you an idea about cost of living here.

Hope this will help you to calculate your mothly savings and expected salary:

Housing Rent is exorbitantly high in Qatar. If you want decent place to live then you have to be ready to spend around 7500 to 9500.

QAR (Per Month) For 2 Persons
8,500 House Rent (Furnished)
1,800 Groceries+ Misc exps.
1,600 Car Hire / OR Loan installment + Petrol
33 Land Line Rent
50 Mobile Rent OR Prepaid Card
150 Water Charges
150 Electricity
200 Internet at home
75 Television Channel Connection
120 VOIP Call Card to call home country
200 Car Insurance (2500/12)if you own your car
____________
12,878 Total

One Time Exps.
1,000 Deposit for Water Connection
1,000 Deposit for Ele. Connection
7,500 House Rent Deposit
2,000 Driving Classes Fees (Appx.)
250 One Time Mobile activation Charges
_____________________
11,750 Total

novita77

to Michoo... do tell us where to get a flat for QR 4000

anonymous

wow...complete details from Geechee...u must put a consultancy firm.thanks

drmedo

Room for 4,000 not Flat
Small flat start at 6,000

Mercia

I think it will depend on what kind of lifestyle you want here, what nationality are you? If you are western I would say you wont save much out of 20k, you would want a decent apartment / villa, good social life, weekends away. If you are the sort of person who is just coming here to work work work, then you will be able to save more. It will be trial and error until you find the balance that suits you and the lifestyle you want to have.

michoo123

Hi Notiva,

U do get unfurnished one bedroom flat for QR 4,000 ideal for small family.

michoo123

Hi Drmedo,

Please check this we can get accomodation even less QR 4000

michoo123

Price: 2 700QR
Bedrooms: 1
Furniture: Semi-furnished
Contact number: 5670013
Type: Villa (Compound)
Type of listing: For Rent
Description:

FULL INDEPENDENT WITH SEPARATE ENTRANCE SEMI FURNISHED ONE BED ROOM + KITCHEN + BATHROOM + LARGE OPEN YARD IN DAFNA AREA OPPOSITE TO UNIVERSITY PETROL STATION AND JUST BEHIND OF WEST BAY HEALTH CENTR.
MOTHLY RENT ENCLUDING E/W: 2700 Q. R.
FOR CONTACT: 5670013

Doha Sun

I see a lot of people have already written a reasonable answer, but keep in mind following:
- about flat or car rental - depends who negotiates. If a European person or a westerner in general - forget it to find those rates. For them everything is double.
- as many have mentioned - depends on lifestyle. For example one of the most difficult issues for women here - to find a normal hairdresser, beautician, etc. usually too expensive and very low quality / level of hygiene. If you go to a normal place - prices are ridiculous for what you get.

anonymous

sir,

if i were u just do sharing accomadation to your same nationality?
be more practical for your living?
think many times before you buy something which not urgent to use?

intrigue

Thanks guys...

Reading all the answers together,(specially the last one) does it mean that I have to live really miserly so save any decent amount of money??

intrigue

Thanks guys...

Reading all the answers together,(specially the last one) does it mean that I have to live really miserly so save any decent amount of money??

jkydohtvm1968

cost of living here in Doha:.
This will help you to calculate your monthly savings and expected salary:
Housing Rent is little bit high in Qatar. Whether you live in decent place then you have to be ready to spend around 7500 to 9500 for 3 room apartment.
QAR (Per Month) For 2 Persons
9,500 House Rent (Furnished)
1,500 Groceries+ Misc exps. (You can purchase newly second hand items lesser than the amount)
1,600 Car Hire / OR Loan installment + Petrol
33 Land Line Rent
50 Mobile Rent OR Prepaid Card (This is up to you how much you want to call your relatives & friends)
150 Water Charges
150 Electricity
200 Internet at home
75 Television Channel Connection
120 VOIP Call Card to call home country
200 Car Insurance (2500/12)if you own your car
____________
13,578 Total

One Time Exps.

1,000 Deposit for Water Connection
1,000 Deposit for Ele. Connection
9,500 House Rent Deposit
2,800 Driving Classes Fees (Appx.) - Full course fee
250 Mobile activation Charges (Life Time)
_____________________
14,550 Total

Hope this clarifies your query.

Thoma

Where do u get a decent accomodation for 4000 in Doha today????

anonymous

Hey Intrigue QR 20,000/mth is not a bad salary at all,I am an IT consultant and we have placed many IT professionals here so we know the salaries.You are not even married,a car will cost you QR 2000/mth for a mid size like Lancer.You can like decently and save good no doubts.Just see that the offer you got,is best considering your experience and profession,thats all.Tc

deept

you have to allocate 15,000 QR for basic expenditures if you are a married no childern and like to live in a flat with two bed rooms. others you can save or spend. if you are not getting schooling from your company the exepenses will go high. anyway saving amount is depend on how you like to live.

intrigue

Thanks vengaloommen...but I am married, as indicated in my question

hotandsticky

Zero, squat, nada. You will save nothing from that if you are paying everything. Regular expenses are extortionate, what about the surprises? Your tires go flat - 2000 QR, utilities, food, chinese girls at the Kube - it all adds up and guaranteed you will be scratching your head and arse wondering where it all went. Good Luck. You need to Donald Trump, Richard Branson and the Sultan of Brunei all rolled into one to live in Doha now .

mamoun

The housing is big problem here; you cannt find flat less than 8000/month .
as for other cost; it is almost as what you said.

hadiaslam

well too many answers to this question ,i feel that everyone got there own lifestyle for some even 20,000 is more than enough and for some its very less ,honestly average expenditure for a couple is 12,000 qr but if u want to enjoy life here in qatar you will figure out yourself rather than taking opinions of others
cheers

hadiaslam

well too many answers to this question ,i feel that everyone got there own lifestyle for some even 20,000 is more than enough and for some its very less ,honestly average expenditure for a couple is 12,000 qr but if u want to enjoy life here in qatar you will figure out yourself rather than taking opinions of others
cheers

dohanew

one of my friend from india got a job offer here for qr 15000. he has to decide by 15 nov.
he has two school going kids also. he has asked me if he could live with this salary and save also.
can you guide him in deciding?.

egyank

sure this is good
and your living you gonna save tooo much
have a nice job

DIPENDRA KARKI

Living in Qatar is going day by day high
if you have getting good salary around 15,000/- QAR is good but less than of this is not affordable with family. But here in Qatar if you have good knowledge than good change to earn money. Qatar is Booming economy in the world. For House Rent is expensive in Qatar. If you take small flat than you will be pay around 6-7 thousand Riyals per Months. But if you maintained your life style with daily expenses than you can survive.

anonymous

do not expect more than QR 2000 savings /month if u want to enjoy life.

anonymous

cost of living here in Doha:.
This will help you to calculate your monthly savings and expected salary:
Housing Rent is little bit high in Qatar. Whether you live in decent place then you have to be ready to spend around 7500 to 9500 for 3 room apartment.
QAR (Per Month) For 2 Persons
9,500 House Rent (Furnished)
1,500 Groceries+ Misc exps. (You can purchase newly second hand items lesser than the amount)
1,600 Car Hire / OR Loan installment + Petrol
33 Land Line Rent
50 Mobile Rent OR Prepaid Card (This is up to you how much you want to call your relatives & friends)
150 Water Charges
150 Electricity
200 Internet at home
75 Television Channel Connection
120 VOIP Call Card to call home country
200 Car Insurance (2500/12)if you own your car
____________
13,578 Total

One Time Exps.

1,000 Deposit for Water Connection
1,000 Deposit for Ele. Connection
9,500 House Rent Deposit
2,800 Driving Classes Fees (Appx.) - Full course fee
250 Mobile activation Charges (Life Time)
_____________________
14,550 Total

Hope this clarifies your query

cjnuzri

wel this is good salary but if us poend for home such amount its k around 7500 to 9000, but u can reduce others such liek cars,other expences, have a gud home to live its where gives you good resta fter ur wife, wel other are fine guess, its basically upon ur need, if u realy tiee up unwated expences u can save around7 to 8 i guess.

rzamora

Its up to you if you want to save or to spend. If you are Filipino you can get a sharing Flat. We have the same salary and I save 10,000 riyal.

vmakunhi

You can save half of the salary. since u said u are moderate, but to precisely to budget for i should have breakdown of ur lifestyle., and nationality that has strong relationship with the expendiure even if u are a damn miser.

Daniel DR

It all depends what you want out of life, i have been there when i was working in Qatar for several years.
As an expat your only bussiness is to work, work and work, if I may be so forward.
The last years, Qatar has become very expensive in every way.
Watch closely your hard earned money, and keep it for the future.
Regards,
Daniel

prabhathjp

I think the house rent will be reduced little by end of this year.....are you agree with me......number of housing complexes are in progress ....thats why i am thinking so......

anonymous

Also please allocate money for Traffic Violation, QR 1100 per month, even if you drive safely you will be charged. take care

Braveheartqatar

your budget of 18K per month is fairly enough,you can have a decent accommodation with weekend trips in doha,so definitely 2K is your savings..enjoy life ..eat, drink and be merry for tommorrow we die...

Braveheartqatar

your budget of 18K per month is fairly enough,you can have a decent accommodation with weekend trips in doha,so definitely 2K is your savings..enjoy life ..eat, drink and be merry for tommorrow we die...

nutsran

Your 20k a month is very tantamount to a lifestyle you wish to practice here. It depeds on where you wanna stay. How luxurious you wanna live in and most of all, how often you go out for fun. I you just intend to come here to work, then I must say that saving money is and will never be an issue with the amount that you will be getting.

I admire your position and who you would be to be getting that big. I wish I could get atleast 30% of what you will be getting.

Peace :-)

Ren Aysha

Cost of living in Qatar is so expensive, yeah? In Malaysia with QR4,000.. can get a decent bungalow. My mother earns only around QR6,000.. She can save around QR2,000 every month and our life style is middle class. I still love Malaysia if this is the case, hehehe..

bral1960

Sorry man but with QR 20000 you and your wife cannot safe any money in Doha right now.

dilipan1997

you can save stright away QR.14,000/Month provided you have saving alert.

la Jolla

No idea about your wife and your's life style: we are in very silimar situation...one car for hubby, decent apt. in city, I move by Taxi.. Mainly, women are the spending engine of this planet: transportation, relaxing fees( coffee/lunch with girlfriends), beauty cost( hair, nail,SPA....)Sunday branch in some Hotels, if you live in apt. without pool, maybe a club memership card in some hotel ( believe or not, it COST ), summer flight ticket for your wife to escape from 50 degree of heat....Her expense back home for the month of July/Aug?? Do you want to go to public hospital for medcare or prefer private?( I suggest to try both, then you will tell)...20,000QR won't stay in your account end of each month.

Ramzi AbdulRahman

I believe that an actual estimation of expenses for a normal family to live in Qatar is around 16,000QAR. However, if you are alone and you don't want to share a flat with anybody, you would spned around 10,000QAR.

6,500 for a flat
3,500 pitty expenses

adams.apple

My Friend.. there are people in Qatar with a salary bracket of 600Qr and they make a living.. thats the Lowest Id say.. S&M which means salaried and Management Staff Begin from 1800 and so on..with 20k.. I hope you now realise the life style ur persuing and make the required amount of saving.. In ur case.. People Save 10k Flat.

rourou-25

Hi there ..

I have been offered a 15000 QAR per month net +accommodations + schooling + car and bills ,we are 2 adult and 2 children I am not sure if that good or not can you advice me? my grocery cost me around 800£ a month . Many thanks.

Braveheartqatar

with a 20k salary per month is good enough for a couple and you can definitely save but not too much considering a lifestyle that is within your means..good luck.

danial

Hello,
This all has already been brought in your kind knowledge,by "Geechee bu"

anonymous

life here is so expensive any kind of entertainment will be so high, we use to spend at weekends from 1000-2000 QR on non sense, also beauty saloons are soooooo sooooo expensive-for your wife. even cleaning you car will cost you, i would like to meet the dude who spend on groceries 1500, coz he really have a style of spending that must be studied.
the end is that it will be so so hard to save if you want but you can live reasonably and have fun

but anyhow the salaries now are higher than that try to get a better offer and negotiate.

vmakunhi

Depends on your frequency of visit in three places in Qatar. 1. Carrefour 2. Lulu Centre 3. Family food Centre. lol.

movemove

hey all, salam, Ramadhan Karreem. How much should I expect to save from 11000. Accomodation is sorted. Single. Want to be as frugal as poss.
thanks

anonymous

HERE IS THE CORRECT PROJECTION OF YOUR CASH FLOWS:

INCOME : 20,000

EXPENSES:
HOUSE RENTAL : 8,000
ELECTRICITY : 400
WATER : 200
TEL/INTERNET : 400
SATELITE TV : 75
FOODS : 1500
LIQUOR : 2000
JEWELRIES : 2000
ELECTRONICS : 2000
MEDICINE : 500
HAIR CUT/SALOON: 500
EATING IN MALL : 1000
ALLOWANCE FOR GF : 5000
==========================
TOTAL EXPENSES : 23,075

DEFICIT : QR 3,075.00

YOU SEE??????

pankaj-fame

This is IMPORTANT that the figures are periodically updated due to Inflationary effect and others. Additional expenses may please be added too like medicine cost, Doctor visit, average family eat-out expenses, Movie tickets etc.

Good answers yet OLD can not give us right perspective.

Thanks in advance.

SANASDOHA

It is interesting to read you people's answers.

IN SUMMARY

Life style is something like how you gonna choose it.

Eg.
Sheak Class life : 20k is just pocket money
Business class life : 20k not enough and you have to bring another 20k from your fathers account.
Economy class : you will save 10k min
Poor class : you will save 15k

rsai

Hi,

Car Rental is around 2600-3200 depending on the car you get.

Accommodation in a unit is around 6-7K and in a stand alone villa is around 10-12K per month. Grocery is not that expensive. Fuel is dirt cheap at 3QR for 4 gallons.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

RSAI

vinmurthi

ders so many ans ll fulfill bt still its upto u , how much u want to save? decide den u spend remaning money according to dat.

yousefmsh

he most important things is the accommodation from sharing an apartment to get big villa starting from 4000 to 15000 it is your choice ,then another things it is normal and it depend on u . you want new car , used car rent a car , using the bus or taxi it depend on u . we do not know what life style you like to live.

vicente.lito

If you are an expat, surely you want a separate flat so, this will cost you already (from 6000 up 8500 a month).
Now, If you will buy a car (Sedan - cost 48T up 75T); Car Loan (from 880 QR up to 2000 QR) depends on what car you want to buy? Gasoline - 10 to 15 riyal a day if you are working in Ras Laffan...
Foods (assorted incldg) - weekly around 850 - 1000 QR.
Thats it...you can still save...but this is not including going out and have some fun in a Disco or drinking in a Hotel with your wife. Buying new clothes, bags, etc..

jerfortz

As far as saving is concern, have tried another approach? In achieving this goal, one must have a paradigm shift about this subject matter. Normally, we spend for the needs and wants, then what's left is what we refer as SAVINGS. Most often than not, nothing's left. So there's nothing to save. Instead of expense then save, try SAVE then EXPENSE. Set aside an amount for your savings first. What matter most is your intention to save the money for what ever purpose you're having in the future. Time and amount your keeping must also be consider. Wither you're earning QR 5,000 or 50,000, this scheme will aid you be in focus on your intention to SAVE rather than getting reasons of spending more than what you earn.

Diya Rehan

20,000Qr for a couple without kids is more than sufficient. You can easily save 5k-7k even keeping along a good life style.

odsharma_2000

Better life needs 12-15 K in qatar.Its upto your intrest & hobbies.

cherukkan

I will reply you in a very simple way. 20000 riyals per month is a good salary for an Indian to pursue a reasonably good family life here. Rents are now falling down and you will find a good flat within the range of 5000-7000 riyals. The rest is your daily expenses which you can adjust according to the lifestyle and still you can save a reasonable amount.

wdesign

Hi,

Can anyone help me, what is the salary range in Qatar for a senior Interface Developer position,specially at government companies?

thxs

Jojam

geee...QR20K is big amount...the others opinion is right..it depends on how or what kind of lifestyle you wanted here in QATAR. You can rent a room for atleast QR3000 above/ month that is decent enough since you are single. Car you can rent from QR1600 ~ QR3000/ month+ petrol. Groceries it depends on you also...life anywhere will be depending on how you would like to spend your money...be wise to save more money for your future and your family as well.

salaammk

for a couple normal life style required per month max 9,000 so u can save 11,000/- no doubt
f/f studio flat available for 4,000/- with E&W,maintenance, Ezdan properties
car: 1500 per month with maintenance
fuel : max 150 inc service/cleaning
food expense : 2,000/-
Misc : 1350.....incl medical,others..

soniya

salaammk, have u gone thru the date mentioned in the post?? It has been asked in they yr 2008..Therez no meaning to waste ur precious time in answering this old thread coz he might have landed in DOHA by now..lolzzzzzzzz

yfon

hehehe,very clear calculation from vb programmer i like it,any way as per your details very much good enough.

Khalidmakhtar

I have reviewed answers of all of my friends but as per my assessment, if your monthly salary is 20,000 Qatar Rail. You can save easily more then 10,000/- Now a days house rent decreased than past. You can get 2 bed room with one sitting room flat about QAR 5500/- per month 3000 to 4000 rail is more than enough to full fill our daily necessaries. This in your hand how much you can save from your income. Thanks.

Khalidmakhtar

I have reviewed answers of all of my friends but as per my assessment, if your monthly salary is 20,000 Qatar Rail. You can save easily more then 10,000/- Now a days house rent decreased than past. You can get 2 bed room with one sitting room flat about QAR 5500/- per month 3000 to 4000 rail is more than enough to full fill our daily necessaries. This in your hand how much you can save from your income. Thanks.

Khalidmakhtar

Dear friend, its depends upon individual how he want to survive. 20,000 Rial salary is enough amount.

senarath64

Hi,
Don't forget to reserve around QR 600/- a side to cover traffic violation fines. Sometimes, you get fined even your car has not been moved whole day and night. This has happened to me.

TheGrave

Not too much. I would say 5000-6000 best case.

marbo

20.000 QAR (5.800 USD gross pay), it is like being paid in the US, you having to take care of every thing.

marbo

20.000 QAR (5.800 USD gross pay), it is like being paid in the US, you having to take care of every thing.

anonymous

mr michoo was right...nowadays unfurnished new 2 bed room flat awailabe in a decent area for 4000 to 4500 Qr...make a search on gulftimes and ql novita

omershah

man its upto you how u want to spend ur life....

geechee gave a good idea but i would like to tell u according to my observations/.....

QAR (Per Month) For 2 Persons
8,500 House Rent (this rent would be appropriate for atleast a big family villa)

keep rent at max 5000 if u r looking for a seperat two bed hall house... thts max if u look around a bit

1,800 Groceries+ Misc exps. (its reasonable same)
1,600 Car Hire / OR Loan installment + Petrol ( 1800-2400 if u r looking for a new model car and petrol will be additional, can say if u have good trips daily thn it would reach 200-400) if u go for a loan then it varies case by case and your choice of car

33 Land Line Rent
200 Internet at home
75 Television Channel Connection (combine all these three for mozaic tv for 250QR/m) but if u like to have good range of asian and sports channels thn bring any dth reciever along with u from india and u will get the antena here....

50 Mobile Rent OR Prepaid Card (better opt for a shahry pack , it ranges from 200 to 575 a month but prepaid is also a good option)

150 Water Charges
150 Electricity (upon ur usage but approximatly the same)

120 VOIP Call Card to call home country (its upto you but i think if y ou use vodafone thn calling india is not tht expensive)

200 Car Insurance (2500/12)if you own your car (if you own a car only thn and think its not tht much)

ajmani

2010 update:

6,000 House Rent (Furnished)
2,000 Groceries+ Misc exps.(for a couple)
2,200 Car Hire / OR Loan installment + Petrol
33 Land Line Rent
150 Mobile Rent OR Prepaid Card
70 Water Charges
70 Electricity
200 Internet at home
200 Television Channel Connection
100 VOIP Call Card to call home country
___________
11,023 Total

One Time Exps.
1,000 Deposit for Water Connection
1,000 Deposit for Ele. Connection
1,000 Deposit for QDC

A moderate change from 2008. This is for sample only. Do not base your budget based on the figures above :)

alaaodeh

my salary more than 15,000 QR and i can't save any Rial :(((( ... toooo much expensive living !!!

anonymous

I would say you wont save much out of 20k, you would want a decent apartment / villa, good social life, weekends away.

snakyy21

Best case scenario... you will save 5-6 K... best case scenario.. worst... you will save nothing.

noor_mail

that salary is very very good for qatar !
i live on a salary of just 2,000, i have many roomates and i never go shopping since all my spare money i send to my family so i can support them.

surely you and your spouse will have lots of money to save ! good luck !

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