Qatar is located in the Middle East in the north-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It is washed by the waters of the Persian Gulf, in the south has a land border with Saudi Arabia. It is a small but very rich country, with huge oil and gas reserves, which allows to achieve high rates of economic growth and provide substantial growth in income of local residents.

The population of Qatar in 2024 is about 3 million people. The country has an ideal infrastructure, quality health care and education sectors, and production, construction and financial services are developing intensively. In order to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has built a huge number of new facilities and regularly requires workers from abroad.

Work in Qatar

Unemployment in Qatar is minimal, and inflation is almost non-existent. Income tax is not available in the country. Also at the official level there is no minimum wage, although specifically for migrant workers in 2017 the authorities introduced a temporary rate of 750 Qatari riyal per month, which is equivalent to $ 205.

In 2024, foreign workers should receive at least 1,000 riyals per month ($275), plus housing allowance (500 riyals) and food (300 riyals). Local experts estimate that the average salary in Qatar in 2024 is about 13 thousand riyal per month (3.5 thousand dollars).

Work in Qatar for foreigners in 2024 is available mainly in energy, tourism, construction and information technology. Often, specialists in education and medicine are needed. For official employment in Qatar, you need to find a local employer (sponsor) in advance and sign an employment contract. After that, the applicant is issued a work visa and is given the opportunity to apply for a residence permit.


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Given the high level of competition, in order to successfully find a job in Qatar, foreign job seekers need to have a sought-after/deficit profession, sufficient experience, education and skill level, as well as knowledge of English/Arabic.

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