Daniel: Here is how the monthly income of QR 1000 is utilized to meet expenses:

Cost of Bed Space: QR 250 monthly
Cost of meals : QR 250 monthly,
Miscellaneous expenses: QR 100
Remittance to family: QR 200
SAVINGS (!): QR 200
A Bangladeshi worker in the above income group once told me that when he sent QR 200 home every month, people in his family could not believe that he could not remit more while working in the Middle East. They held the "firm view" that he was involved in GAMBLING!