Income and Expenditure: Qatar

August 2022

Per capita gross income in Qatar remains among the highest regionally, while the unemployment rate is one of the lowest globally. Due to strong economic growth, gross income levels are set to increase faster than the regional average over 2021-2040. However, heightened global uncertainties may negatively affect consumer confidence and discretionary spending growth in the near term, while income inequality is forecast to remain high and even increase over the forecast period.

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Income and Expenditure: Qatar


Consumer Income
Strong economic performance to maintain high income levels going further
Social Classes/Inequality
Elevated taxes, inflation and migration to retain the lowest income class growth
Consumer Expenditure
Housing to remain the main spending category in Qatar
Wealth and Wealthy Consumers
Wealth to remain concentrated among the few
Chart 1 Annual Gross Income Distribution by Age in Qatar: 2021
Chart 2 Distribution of Income in Qatar: Key Metrics 2021-2040
Chart 3 Gross Income Growth Index in Qatar 2021-2040
Chart 4 Average Gross Income by Age in Qatar: 2021-2040
Chart 5 Population by Income Brackets in 2040
Chart 6 Gini Index 2021/2040
Chart 7 Households by Disposable Income (PPP) over 2021-2040
Chart 8 Overview of Qatar’s Social Classes
Chart 9 Social Class E by Age: 2021/2040
Chart 10 Consumer Market and Spending in Qatar: Key Metrics 2040
Chart 11 Urban/Rural Consumer Expenditure in 2040
Chart 12 Households Expenditure in 2021
Chart 13 Consumer Spending by Category in Qatar 2021-2040: USD per Household
Chart 14 Index of Consumer Prices in Qatar over 2010-2021
Chart 15 Households Expenditure by Category in Qatar: 2040
Chart 16 Qatar’s Wealth Landscape: 2021-2030

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