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Post by bch69610 on 2008-08-25, 09:38

I thot below news clip wud help those planning 2 hijrah ke bumi Qatar.....

Antara intipati
1)0.1% Qatari with income less than QR5,000. That constitute to only 24 orang!.....
2) Inflation on the rise like most middle eastern countries
3) ....... open for discussion...........

cheers..
bch
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Expats feel the force of inflation

Published: Monday, 25 August, 2008, 01:26 AM Doha Time

By Pratap John and Anwar Elshamy

THE average monthly expenditure of a Qatari family has gone up by over 82% to QR40,757 between 2001 and 2007 while an expatriate family has seen an increase of about 46% to QR13,329 during the same period.

Data from the Income & Expenditure of Families’ Survey just released by Qatar Statistics Authority indicate that a Qatari family’s average monthly expenditure on housing was about 29.3% while that of an expatriate family 30.8% in 2007.

These stood at 17.6% for a Qatari family and 21% for an expatriate family in 2001. The expenses on water, electricity and fuel have been built into the housing component, QSA data reveal.
This is the fourth such survey being undertaken in Qatar. The last household survey on income and expenditure in the country was carried out in 2001.

The first household survey on income and expenditure was done in 1982 – 83 and the second one in 1988.
As per the survey, a Qatari family’s expenditure on food, beverage and tobacco in 2007 was 11.2% compared with 17.5% in 2001.

On the other hand, an expatriate family’s expenditure on food, beverage and tobacco in 2007 was 13.8% compared with 19% in 2001.
The reduction in percentage was due to rising income levels of both Qatari and expatriate families in Qatar, which is mainly due to climbing inflation.

The survey indicates the number of Qatari families with monthly expenditure of less than QR5,000 was only 24 (0.1% of total Qatari families) compared with 315 (1.3%) in 2001.

At the same time, the number of expatriate families with monthly expenditure of less than QR5,000 stood at 8,837 (13.6%) last year compared with 15,569 families (25.6%) in 2001.

Some 6,201 Qatari families had monthly expenditure in excess of QR50,000 last year. They constitute 21.2% of the total Qatari families. In 2001, their number stood at 1,657 (6.6%).

However, only a mere 1.4% or some 915 expatriate families had monthly expenditure in excess of QR50,000 last year. In 2001, their number was 61 (0.1%), as per the survey.

A Qatari family had spent an average QR4,584 a month on food, beverage and tobacco last year compared with QR3,923 in 2001. An expatriate family’s monthly expenditure on food, beverage and tobacco last year averaged QR1,836 compared with QR1,735 in 2001.

A Qatari family had spent an average QR5,608 on transportation in 2007 compared with QR3,686 in 2001. An expatriate family’s average spend on transportation in 2007 was QR1,889 compared with QR1,337 in 2001.
On education, a Qatari family was seen spending an average QR1,509 a month last year compared with QR881 in 2001.

An expatriate family’s monthly education expenditure was close at QR1,333 in 2007 compared with QR731 in 2001.
Monthly health-care expenses of a Qatari family stood at QR882 last year compared with QR412 in 2001. The monthly healthcare expenses of an expatriate family were QR198 in 2007 compared with QR240 in 2001.

A Qatari family had seen spending QR4,053 a month on furniture, household gadgets and housemaids last year compared with QR2,352 in 2001. The expenses incurred by an expatriate family on this count were QR614 in 2007 and QR511 in 2001.

On culture, entertainment and sports, a Qatari family had spent QR1,882 in 2007 compared with QR536 in 2001. The expenses incurred by an expatriate family on this count were QR368 in 2007 and QR312 in 2001.

The monthly expenditure by a Qatari family on hotels and travel stood at QR1,408 in 2007 compared with QR984 in 2001. For an expatriate family, the monthly expenditure under this head was QR453 (2007) and QR197 (2001).

The survey report said expatriate families drawing less than QR30,000 a month would find the going tough in view of the rising housing costs. The monthly average expenditure of 30.8% in 2007 was quite high, it said.

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Re: Qatar : Latest Survey Results

Post by bch69610 on 2008-08-25, 09:43

lagi berite berkaitan survey yang sama......

-bch-

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Savings hit, says survey

Published: Monday, 25 August, 2008, 01:26 AM Doha Time

By Pratap John

RISING living costs have clearly eroded the expatriates’ saving potential, the latest Income & Expenditure of Families’ Survey in Qatar reveals.
Data just released by Qatar Statistics Authority show the percentage of an expatriate’s remittance to his monthly expenditure fell to 5% last year from 6.3% in 2001, though in money terms it had gone up, if one doesn’t factor in inflation.

An expatriate on an average remitted QR660 a month last year compared with QR576 in 2001, based on the survey.

A Doha-based exchange house general manager told Gulf Times last night the survey findings were hardly surprising because he had seen a drop in the volume of remittances by expatriates in the last two to three years.

“There seems to be a fall in the surplus income of many expatriates because of the rising living costs. It is however true wages have gone up in many establishments over the last few years though not everyone may have benefited,” he said.

Inflation in Qatar stood at 13.8% in 2007. In the first quarter of this year inflation remained at almost the same level though IMF recently said it might stabilise towards the year-end.

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Post by bch69610 on 2008-08-25, 10:02

Most families’ monthly spending tops QR5,000

Published: Monday, 25 August, 2008, 12:41 AM Doha Time

By Pratap John

ONLY 24 Qatari families (0.1% of the total) had monthly expenditure of less than QR5,000 last year compared with 315 (1.3%) in 2001, official statistics show.

The number of expatriate families spending less than QR5,000 a month stood at 8,837 (13.6%) last year compared with 15,569 (25.6%) in 2001, according to the Income & Expenditure Families’ Survey released by Qatar Statistics Authority.

Qatari families with monthly expenditure in excess of QR50,000 last year numbered 6,201 (21.2%). In 2001, their number stood at 1,657 (6.6%).
However, only 915 expatriate families (1.4%) had monthly spending in excess of QR50,000 last year. In 2001, their number was 61 (0.1%).

The number of Qatari and expatriate families with monthly expenditure between QR5,000 and QR50,000 is as follows, with 2001 figures in brackets:

QR5,000-10,000: Qataris – 683 (3,867), expatriates – 22,848 (27,108)
QR10,000-20,000: Qataris – 5,868 (10,195), expatriates – 22,492 (14,165)
QR20,000-30,000: Qataris – 7,690 (5,726), expatriates – 6,144 (3,053)
QR30,000-40,000: Qataris – 5,432 (2,561), expatriates – 2,434 (733)
QR40,000-50,000: Qataris – 3,360 (804), expatriates – 1,215 (183

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Post by noble-man on 2008-08-25, 10:46

What the Survey tells is the Expenditure Patterns among locals and expatriates. But what the Survey does not tell is whether
Expenditure = Income.

Expenditure can be financed by either Real Income or Loan.

Banyak juga orang-orang tempatan yg hidup mereka nampak mewah tetapi berhutang dengan bank.

Perhaps our friends working in banks can shed some light on the non-performing loans.

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