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By Don• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
Don

Great. Thank you.

By Gumbo• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
Gumbo

Wow,

Thank you Moonbeam. Your spreadsheet is very helpful and informative.

By arraya• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
arraya

kewl........

 

 

To Live Is To Die.....

By Safwany• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
Safwany

Gumbo..

There is no local food "mainly" all the food are imported from many different countries around the world.

Ayman

By anonymous• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Impossible is nothing.

By anonymous• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Moon, I've just change it. If you edit your post you should be able to attach it now...

By owen• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
owen

tsk...tsk...tsk...qureshi... 

[img_assist|nid=12867|link=none|align=left|width=|height=0]Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

By miito pai• 12 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
miito pai

Wow... this is great! Thanks Moonbeam!

Mick96853, I'd love an updated version of this if you have it.

By K qureshi• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
K qureshi

For American like me who will be moving to Doha in one week this is too much. First you have to convert Kg to Lbs, liter to gallons then you have to convert Qatar currency to US Dollars to get some feelings of grocery expenses.

By Moonbeam• 14 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Moonbeam

Look at the top of the page, you can use that one for the time being

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 4/5
Moonbeam

Thanks, done.

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 4/5
Moonbeam

Too many, and they are templates anyway. Don't think they have a copyright, but not sure. So it's better by e-mail. Anyway it's just bits and pieces I've found over the years to organise myslef better.

By sheshagiri2006• 14 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
sheshagiri2006

Thanks Moonbeam, this was really helpful, I am planing to shift to Qatar in March end, it is really helpful, actually now I am in Abu Dhabi, looks like Qatar is costly by 5 to 10% except Milk all looks expensive. Is it due to Asian games which starts in December, or is it generally so.

Best wishes. God Bless you

BSS

By qatarisun• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
qatarisun

blueyes, good question.. I would say this way

on April 2006 (when the originat toril was posted) it was in QR.. but today, in July of 2008 it became US$...

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 3/5
Moonbeam

When you open the file, you can edit the number of items you need by putting 1,2,3 etc and the subtotal will change automatically. Don't mess with the formulas unless you are familiar with excel or it may not work properly. Hope this helps. :)

By Safwany• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 3/5
Safwany

I will also send you some funny stuff and hope you will like it.

Ayman

By lilipink• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 3/5
lilipink

moonbeam your an angel!

u've really helped loads of people...now i can use the excel sheet to figure out my monthly expenses..........THANKYOU.lili.

By speedy-niqaabi• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
speedy-niqaabi

Hi everyone,

I would like to introduce myself, since I'm a new member in this group:)

I'm speedy-niqaabi, 28 years of age and married and mother of 3 kids.

Currently I'm still living in Holland, but my husband is applying for a job in the middle-east. In qatar at the moment. So I'm gaining as much info as I can get about the middle-east in general en Qatar in specific. So I hope to get some info here ;)

See ya'll around...:)

Speedy-Niqaabi

By novita77• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
novita77

dont be rude. We did not get any pay answering newbies question who will come or thinking of coming to Doha. At least show a bit of appreciation. A simple 'thank you' will do.

By angelorosa• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
angelorosa

So the prices are in US Dollars? i think it´s very expensive this: Toilet Paper 10 rll, 2 ply assorted 10.15, or is in Ryals?

By Fatcat• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
Fatcat

K qureshi, stop being rude. People here are just trying to help others, you don't get to complain about how they want to help! You can go to the supermarket and write your own list if you want to!

By haore0• 14 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
haore0

Hi Moonbeam,

fantastic. Thank you.

Now I know how much QR I will have to spend, to fill up the kitchen / refrigerator with items when I arrive on 01st August 2006.

This kind of information is terrific.

I don´t have a problem with landlords, the company will handle that. Villa -> compound.

So that is something for me not to worry about. I´m in a lucky position, compared to others.

I won´t take my motorbike with me, what I have read is, that this is a very unsafe way to travel.

Looking forward to see this town and to meet the people who live and work in Qatar.

I will have enough time to settle down, what it means to live and work for a longer period here in Qatar.

My assignment will end 2013, then it goes back home -> Hamburg / Germany.

Thanks, Otto

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 2/5
Moonbeam

Lili, if you need a personal expense sheet, I have one already you might be interested in.

By katakbobok• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
katakbobok

hello everybody,

i'm new to this group. plan to walk into qatar in october. could i get an updated copy either pls..

thanx in advance

By virkie• 12 years 10 months ago.
virkie

Absolutely fabulous! Great work and informative for people like me who are moving there and keep asking people prices and get told, well its expensive, or some things are expensive. Thanks for putting in the time and effort to be helpful to others!

By Safwany• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Safwany

Moonbeam...

Send it anyway, I will send it to my fiance :)

Thanks in advanced.

Ayman

By Moonbeam• 14 years 6 months ago.
Moonbeam

Sorry if I haven't replied to anyone in the past weeks........only just got internet up and running here in Doha.

So I'm finally here! Anyone interested in the shopping list prices, I have been updating the prices to reflect prices over the last 3 months; as prices have gone up since last year.

Anyway, when I'm satisfied, I'll post it for all to see. Anyone that's intersted in the old version for the time being, can find it already on qatarliving to dowload in Excel format.

Take care

Moonbeam

By les• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
les

nice one pls send it to my mail jarobenzon@yahoo.com i can use it when i go to doha next month

By tigasin• 14 years 6 months ago.
tigasin

please send me the important advices and info that you have collected. also the current price lists and costs of other miscellaneous expenses in qatar. COZ MY WAGE IS VERY LOW i really need to budget everything

heres my email

emangabat@adb.org

By moonfleet• 13 years 1 month ago.
moonfleet

My husband and I are about to sign up to live and work in Qatar.

Your shopping list will be a great help, I am sure it can be easliy updated by anyone with rudamentary knowledge of Exel, adding a column with a percentage increase for uptodate figures. Moonbeam has done the groundwork.

 

Great help thank you

 

 

 

 

If your hobby becomes your job, what does your hobby become........

By Moonbeam• 14 years 5 months ago.
Moonbeam

I think you are right. I have been noticing price increases all over the place, from local to imported items. Here it is seems much less controlled, than in Europe for example. Basically individual shops choose the price they want to display. I don't know if it has to do with the asian games, but judging by a similar trend I saw in bahrain when the gulf war broke out (and insurance was over the roof) I can guarantee the prices won't drop afterwards.

Good luck with your move. I'm a little bogged down with alot to do, so I haven't had a chance to finish of the new prices yet, sorry.

Cheers.

By andysbunny• 14 years 10 months ago.
andysbunny

New here and was wondering if I could be added to the email list for moonbeams stuff. dagperez@yahoo.com

Thank you truckloads! This list alone has helped sooo much.

By ossy• 12 years 10 months ago.
ossy

@ MICK96853

I would also love an updated version.

Thanks in advance

By aeroquilter• 14 years 11 months ago.
aeroquilter

Thank you so much Moonbeam! God Bless!

This is EXACTLY the type of information that newcomers need!!!! I cannot thank you enough!

Aeroquilter

By Mick96853• 12 years 11 months ago.
Mick96853

All

My wife has updated the spreadsheet allowing for 10% inflation on prices for each year, if someone can let us know how to attach the sheet we will post it!

By Serendipity• 14 years 1 month ago.
Serendipity

I must admit, I don't really compare the prices when I do my grocery shopping, I just notice if the total is significantly bigger for a comparable shop in a different supermarket chain.

So what about the cost of every day things that are quite easy to compare? Say, like a 'Big Mac'-type index? I don't eat Big Macs either, but I'm guessing most people will know the prices of the following things back home and will be able to compare it with the cost in Qatar.

How much are the following in Qatar?

* Big Mac Meal

* Coffee in Starbucks

* A small bottle of water/a can of pop (soda?) from a shop

* Lunch on a work day (do you have a meal or sandwiches?)

* Cinema ticket (adult)

* Takeaway meal/meal delivery (something like Domino Pizza)

* Average meal in an okay restaurant, not a special occasion, but during the week when you can't be bothered cooking (per person)

* Meal in a nicer restaurant, make a bit of an effort

* A pint of beer/glass of wine/gin & tonic in a bar/club

* An hour in an internet cafe

* A CD (new/recent release)

* A DVD (new/recent release)

Can anyone else think of any easily comparable items to add to the list?

By pudding• 14 years 7 months ago.
pudding

hi moonbean, i came across your list of grocery list...VERY HELPFUL indeed. it gives me an idea of how much to gaugde my future mthly expenses in Qatar. Could you also send me your other useful stuff..or if anyone here post above prior have the list can e-mail to suwarni@yahoo.com

thanks much :) ;)

By les• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
les

nice one pls send it to my mail jarobenzon@yahoo.com i can use it when i go to doha next month

By lilipink• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
lilipink

That would be great moonbeam thankyou!.lili.

By trueblues• 12 years 10 months ago.
trueblues

Great listing. Could I get an updated coply please

By jrdebug• 14 years 1 month ago.
jrdebug

moonbeam, magkano ba ang average monthly bill nyo for these utilities?

mga noy-pi (kayo ba ito? hehehehe!) paki-state naman ang monthly bill nyo sa electricity and water with number of A/C's on and refrigerators.

thanks a lot!

By USAJojo• 13 years 9 months ago.
USAJojo

Please add me to the list of people getting the good stuff. My email is: USADrJoJo@gmail.com

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Moonbeam

Thanks Gumbo, Ayman and Lili! My pleasure. Mind you I shouldn't get 'that' much credit :) I edited a previous list which I found....... I don't know where, and made it show averages to make it easier to read that's all.

Aymen, honestly I'm not sure you'de be very interested, it's mainly for us women. Shopping lists, templates for household inventory, budgeting templaet etc. Are you sure? I can send it to you, but you'de probably find it boring. Let me know.

Gumbo, I'm sure there are health food stores in Doha, but the places like "Vitamin Cottage' etc don't exist. The Middle East has most of their fresh produce imported from Europe, and the stuff grown locally (Egypt, Saudi etc) probably does not have stringent controls on the use of pesticides. So it's either starve or east what you get sorta thing :)

By Shalimar• 14 years 9 months ago.
Shalimar

Please send me your useful info for Moms and girls..I need to budget!

jannusmcmanus74@msn.com

By Moudir• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Moudir

Moonbeam,

Quite a comprehensive list indeed. Good show. Are you in Doha yet? If you are, my question was, do you beleive the prices on the list that you your edited, are quite fresh? i.e. do you think they represent current prices?

Could you send me pls the spreadsheet (list only) to [yurbliss@hotmail.com]. Grazie Mille.

Moudir

By Moonbeam• 14 years 1 month ago.
Moonbeam

I'm guessing you haven't seen my profile........ :P

English might be better

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Ghandi

By dweller• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
dweller

Moonbeam, well done!

Do you know that the oil majors spend a small fortune on sending people to places like Qatar to gather the information similar to that which have submitted?

Maybe you should contact them and offer your service!

By dks• 13 years 8 months ago.
dks

Hi, i saw your excel sheet. worth carrying it...

Can i get the latest excel sheet with the current prices??

Regards

DKS

By LondonBoy• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
LondonBoy

How about making it a sticky (where it remains at the top of the page) - just a thought

Kaiser

By Moonbeam• 13 years 9 months ago.
Moonbeam

This list was made more than a year ago in APRIL 2006, and due to inflation the prices are very different today, so please take that into account.

I don't have time to update it now, it took me a while to do the one that is posted here. I will get to it one day hopefully.

Good luck

"Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage." ~Sri Aurobindo

By MarnieJ• 15 years 2 weeks ago.
MarnieJ

Hi Moonbeam

Thanks for the information posted. I'll be heading to Qatar to live in the next few weeks, could you send me that useful stuff too? My email is marnloz@yahoo.com.au

Thanks very much.

By Qatarcat• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Qatarcat

This is pretty neat, thanks for posting it. Please add me to the distribution list of all your other useful stuff! qatarcat@gmail.com

Thanks a million!

:^)

By ummsumaya• 15 years 1 week ago.
ummsumaya

Hiya all,

Thanx Moonbeam for your great info. Could you also please put me on your mailing list.

Thanx again.

By ummsumaya• 15 years 1 week ago.
ummsumaya

Hiya all,

Thanx Moonbeam for your great info. Could you also please put me on your mailing list.

henan_i@hotmail.com

Thanx again.

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Moonbeam

Hi Y'All!

Wow, thanks! :) :) :)

Today is Saturday and I can't segregate myself in the studio, so I promise I'll send you all the things on Monday. I'm on the laptop now, and don't have access to the files.

Happy Easter to you all!

Dweller, that's a great Idea!!! When I get to doha, my first shopping spree is going to be pretty huge and very comprehensive. I'll take each and every price of the things I buy, and update the list for you all. I'll sell it to the companies :) but I'll give it to you all for free. :) :) :)

By smethers• 13 years 9 months ago.
smethers

THanks so much...this is really helpful - i know i'm just echo-ing what others have said but still ... Thanks x

By smethers• 13 years 9 months ago.
smethers

THanks so much...this is really helpful - i know i'm just echo-ing what others have said but still ... Thanks x

By dweller• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
dweller

:( pity I don't live in Qatar any more.

Could you do one for Turkey...lol

By zammies• 14 years 11 months ago.
zammies

Hi Moonbeam. It may be obvious to others, but are the prices listed in rials? Thanks!

By Moonbeam• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Moonbeam

Lili, if you give me your e-mail I'll send you a bunch of useful stuff, then you can have some fun! :)

By smethers• 13 years 9 months ago.
smethers

THanks so much...this is really helpful - i know i'm just echo-ing what others have said but still ... Thanks x

By blueyes• 12 years 10 months ago.
blueyes

Are the prices in US dollars or QR?

Give a little love and it all comes back to you!

By anonymous• 13 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

He forgot TO ADD, How much does it cost to keep up with your Girlfriend/ Boyfriend?

J/K

LOL

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

None but ourselves can free our minds..

By Moonbeam• 14 years 1 month ago.
Moonbeam

I wish I could help you, but other than the Bic mac meal and coffee at starbucks evertything else on the list pretty much varies.

I initially made this list almost a year ago. Since then prices have gone up. I don't have time to update it yet. Maybe soon. I am still trying to get the rest of my life organised. :)

However, if anyone else wants to add anything useful to this post (not like naramis) then please do so.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Ghandi

By Gumbo• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Gumbo

Does anyone how "healthy" the food and water is in Doha? Do they add pesticides and hormones to the food supply? Is there some sort of organic food available and what would be the cost? From my limited knowledge, the local food is not subjected such things?

Regards,

Gumbo

By Safwany• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
Safwany

Moonbeam...

Very good job, thanks you.

Is it possible to send me those bunch of useful stuff ? :)

Ayman

safwany@hotmail.com

By malaysian• 14 years 7 months ago.
malaysian

hie moonbeam i will be in qatar soon, can u plz send me what ever stuff about qatar, thanx a lot man, u r great!!! hulkcamp@gmail.com

By Moonbeam• 13 years 1 month ago.
Moonbeam

Qureshi........................ :(  I didn't make this list to make your personal life easier.......................   I made it to help people in general.  You seriously need to wake up and smell the roses dear.

 

 

To the rest of the world interested in this excel sheet, be warned that it is seriously out of date.  I made this comparison 2 years ago!!!!  

 

Since then prices have sky rocketed and I'm sorry, but I manage a charity website and have no time to go around and find prices all over again.

 

So please, stop sending me requests to send you updated prices, I really can't do it.

 

If on the other hand someone wants to adopt a dog or cat, well then YES get in touch with me! 

 

Regards,

Moonbeam 

 

 

 

http://www.qatarpets.org

By lilipink• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
lilipink

I don't understand how to deal with the ouylook express that appears when i link on to your e-mail.....i sent you an e-mail from my normal account.lili.

By Moonbeam• 14 years 1 month ago.
Moonbeam

"Impossible is nothing"

What do you mean??????

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Ghandi

By annc• 13 years 9 months ago.
annc

I am getting a bit nervous about whether or not we will be able to afford life in Doha!! COuld you add me to your list for all the useful templates, etc?? You are very generous to share and help out us newcomers!!

tcspear@hotmail.com

By aeroquilter• 14 years 11 months ago.
aeroquilter

Okay, at risk of being just another "me-too" person, wow, can you send me the useful information that you have referred to????

I am frantic about this impending move!!!

Thank you!

Aeroquilter@gmail.com

By kiwiclare• 15 years 2 weeks ago.
kiwiclare

Hi Moonbeam,

Could you please also add me to your distribution list for all your useful stuff? My email cmcguire@bigpond.net.au. We are considering moving to Qater shortly and any info is so helpful!

Thanks so much

By anonymous• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
anonymous

wow! great moonbeam...can u attach the excel file to the post?

By Luxorhouse• 12 years 3 months ago.
Luxorhouse

I am searching for your excel spreadsheet on the cost of living, but I don't see any links for it. Can you point me to it? Thank you!

By anonymous• 15 years 1 week ago.
anonymous

Hi Monnbeam :

Thank you for the information. I am moving to Qatar in 3 weeks, could you send me that useful stuff too ??? My email is sandra_palacios87@yahoo.com

Thank you so much ...

By anonymous• 15 years 3 weeks ago.
anonymous

how about attaching them all? or even posting them as different topics if u like

By angelorosa• 12 years 10 months ago.
angelorosa

Can you send me the updated list please?

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