Qatar has become a metropolitan hub of the Middle East. A tiny country that became an independent state in 1973, Qatar’s journey of transformation is really amazing. It has become a well-respected nation and continues to grow and expand. Ever wonder why this nation has become so popular among expats? What are the things that attract people to move here? Here are some of the reasons that make Qatar an incredible destination to live.
1. Healthcare system
Qatar has a lot of facilities when it comes to healthcare services. Hamad Medical Corporation is one of the best non-profit health care providers in the country. Established in 1979, it provides service to more than a million people annually. According to a report issued by HMC, it runs a total of eight hospitals for acute care. All residents can sign up for the health card and need to pay mere QR 100 annually. Apart from that, an individual can also purchase health insurance.
2. Tax Free Salary
You know what’s the best thing here? A person does not need to pay any tax on personal per capita income. It means a person can take his salary without any tax deductions. A tax of 10% of total state income has to pay by companies and businesses annually. To reduce consumption of harmful products, new tax regulations were introduced in 2018 which comprised a 100% tax on tobacco and other derivative products and energy drinks, and a 50% tax on sugar drinks. But later, this decision was deferred by the government before its get implemented.
3. Low crime rate
Qatar has been named the safest country in 2019 by Numbeo. There are lowest crime rates in Qatar comparing to other countries. According to Global Peace Index 2019, Qatar is the most peaceful nation in the MENA region. So people can feel safe here, especially females as they can feel safe even at the night.
4. Exposure to a multicultural community
Qatar is home to numerous expat communities and allows them to expose their culture, traditions and cuisine. Over a 100 nationalities live in Doha and they get chance to meet different people and experience their culture. People get to learn about the similarities and diversities of different nationalities when you live there.
5. World class education
You can find here some of the best universities in the world. Cornell, an Ivy League university is one of the 9 world renowned universities which were constituted by Education city. Education city was founded by H.H. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, mother of current Emir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim under Qatar Foundation in 1955. Qatar Foundation also offers financial aid to worthy students. There is also excellent school system which includes all kind of schools from local schools to international private schools. There are also schools that cater to specific communities like Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos etc.
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