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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceOther - Education · 8 years ago

what is the difference between qatar and other countries like your country?

it is written that qatar is the richest country in the world. what does that mean? does it mean that in qatar there is more opportunities than any other country?, opportunities like college/university or occupation/work/business. or almost most of the stuffs like electricity and water bills are cheaper?

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    Qatar has proven reserves of oil and natural gas. It tops the list of the world's richest countries per capita by Forbes. It has the highest human development in the Arab World. In 2009, Qatar was the United States' fifth-largest export market in the Middle East (after the UAE, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt).

    With a small citizen population of fewer than 250,000 people, foreign workers by far outnumber native Qataris. Foreign expatriates come mainly from other Arab nations (13% of population), the Indian subcontinent (India 24%, Nepal 16%, Bangladesh 5%, Pakistan 4%, Sri Lanka 2%), Southeast Asia (Philippines 11%), and other countries (7%).

    Qatar currently has the lowest unemployment rate (0.5%), (which is astonishingly low) in the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.], For contrast, the unemployment rate in the USA is currently around 7.2%.

    The unit of currency is the Qatari rial (QR)

    1 QR = 0.27 US dollar

    Some cost of living statistics for Qatar :

    Loaf of white bread = $ 1.37 USD (cheaper than in the USA)

    Bottle of domestic beer (0.5 liter) = $ 3.00 USD (far more expensive than in USA)

    Pack of Marlboro cigarettes = $ 2.47 (MUCH cheaper than in the USA)

    Basic utilities per month (water, heat, electric, garbage) = $ 59 USD (reasonable)

    It looks like rents are expensive in Qatar. A 1-bedroom apartment might have a monthly rent of $ 1,375 to $ 1,700 USD . (My literally brand-new and gorgeous 1-bedroom apartment here in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA has a monthly rent of $ 750 USD.)

    Overall, the cost of living aspects of Qatar seem pretty comparable to the USA, even though rents are higher.

    I really don't know much about their college and job opportunity statistics though.

    The crime rate in Qatar is generally low. A large police presence is apparent to travelers throughout the country. (Whether you are fond of having 'a large police presence' where you live is a subjective matter. Low crime rates are good ... but having tons of cops watching your every move is the cost you pay for that security.)

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