Someone recently told me that they had turned down a teaching post in Doha because it is "as expensive as London". Is this really the case? I mean, petrol is a bit cheaper in Doha and you do not have to pay the Congestion Charge. I do not think that they have brought in Council Tax. Most people living in Qatar do not have big heating bills during the winter months. I had heard on the grapevine that the QDC's prices have gone up a lot and of course teachers' salaries have stagnated, but is it really as expensive as London?