The average Qatari household’s monthly income reached QR88,200 and QR24,400 for non-Qataris in 2013, according to ‘The Millennium Developments Goals for the state of Qatar 2014’. 

The report shows that 77 percent of Qatari households earn more than QR30,000 in 2013, and the average monthly income of almost all heads of Qatari households (99 percent) exceeded QR10,000 since 2007, with a noticeable improvement during the recent period 

As per the report, in 2001 the average monthly income of 21 percent of heads of Qatari households was ranging between QR5,000 and QR10,000, which constitutes only one percent of heads of Qatari households in 2013. Heads of Qatari households with average monthly income more than QR50,000 income constituted 27 percent of the Qatari households in 2007 and increased to 44 percent in 2013. 


The Qatari households’ average monthly expenditure reached QR49,700 while spending on food and drinks around QR8,033 (16 percent of total Qatari household expenditure).

The average Qatari monthly household’s expenditure rose from QR22,366 to QR 40,757 a rise of 82.2 percent. It is worth mentioning that the rise in the proportion of Qatari household expenditure gives an indication of the high standard of living, which is among the highest at the international and regional levels.

Qatari households spent QR8,033 in 2013, which is equivalent to 16 percent of the total monthly expenditure. 

The proportion of the working population compared to the population in working-age increased from 80.4 percent in 2006 to 86.9 percent in 2013. The working population compared to the women in working-age in Qatar rose from 45.4 percent in 2006 to 52.3 percent in 2013, with an increase of 6.5 percent. The same proportion concerning the male population rose from 93 percent in 2006 to 96.1 percent in 2013; this increase is attributed high proportion of the working population to the male population, due to the demand for male expatriate workers for the needs of implementing several development projects, particularly in the construction sector, which relies heavily on them.

The proportion of the working people to the total population is expected to rise, due to the implementation of infrastructure projects ahead of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which requires hiring more workers from various countries around the world.

As seen on The Peninsula