Archive for the ‘Cost of Living’ Category

If you have any visitors coming to Qatar, a trip to the Souq Waqif is a must. Not only would you see shops selling middle eastern spices and wares, you can also experience puffing Shisha and trying Arab Cuisine. As we waited for the GAMARJOBAT duo to do their stuff, Mavis and I decided to […]

Look at what I saw in Carrefour, City Center! If you’re really in need to have “Siri” and an 8 megapixel camera, the iPhone 4S, 32 GB would cost you an arm and a leg a whopping 5,999 QR. That’s 1643 USD! Or twice what the phone would probably cost if bought in a country […]

Remember my post on Spinneys at The Mall in Qatar? It seems a disgruntled employee (don’t now if he still employed by Spinneys) has some info regarding their supplies. Below is his unedited comment: im been working in these store for a very long time but to all consumers who been visited in to our […]

Here is a small table of prices of fruits and vegetables I gathered 3 weeks ago in Carrefour City Center. Cucumber 4.5 Lemon turkey 4.25 Potato lebanon 2.75 Potato US 17.75 Onion. Brown 12.5 Onion. White 12.5 Lettuce iceberg Egypt 9.75 Tomato qatar 2 Brocolli spain 15.75 Eggplant saudi 3.5 Eggplant india 10.75 Carrots china […]

Do you know that the cost of white rice in Doha has more than doubled since 2007? Baby Milk has also risen between 6QR to 12QR. Condiments and Canned foods have also increased in prices though minimal at that. It has been more 3 years since I last updated Life on the Spot’s Cost of […]


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