Ian Edelman in Doha

Expat exploits in Qatar

Conspicuous wealth

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An article in the local media reminded me that Qatar has the highest per capita GDP in the world… which simply put means it has more of the richest people in the world.

McLaren

The same day that I read the report, I saw a McLaren parked outside on of the shopping malls. I know this supercar would set you back a small fortune.

Qatar has vast numbers of poorly paid manual workers earning between £150 and £190 per month. The reality of this wealth statistic is put into a clearer perspective when you understand that GDP is an averaged figure.

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