There is in the world a country where the average salary is 100,000 euro/year, with no contribution retirement benefit, free electricity and water. That’s life in the richest country in the world.
In recent years, the global financial crisis has affected many countries, including economies considered strong in Europe. There are some happy people, whose incomes have risen in the period of the economic crisis. It is a small country in the Middle East, which in recent years has been declared the richest country in the world. The country is called Qatar and sits on a priceless treasure: rich natural gas resources.
According to the magazine Business Insider, Qatar surpassed Luxembourg in recent years the level of living of the inhabitants in this country registering the highest level of annual GDP per capita in the world.
Qatar gained independence in 1971 and has a population of just 1.7 million. The country is ruled by Emir Tamim bin Hamad, who with his family has a fortune of over $ 2 billion.
In Qatar, there are many immigrants. Only 15% of the population is native. For them, life is beautiful: electricity, water, and healthcare are free, state pensions are paid without having contributed to the pension fund, and if you borrow from banks, interest rates are very low.
Citizens complain that the State of Qatar hires foreigners in the detriment of locals. They work in state companies and public administration.
The authority in Qatar believes that foreigners are better qualified and more educated. Another category of residents in Qatar works in construction and gas extraction platforms.
They come mainly from India and Pakistan.
Qatar is the third country in the world in terms of natural gas reserves. Reported to the surface and population, we can say that this country sits on a treasure.
The capital, Doha, is full of luxury hotels and extravagant architecture buildings. Nightlife is also very luxurious, this being some of the most luxurious clubs in the world.
Alcohol is prohibited in Qatar but can consume in luxury hotels, the condition is to not be Muslim and get a special permit. They also prohibited pornography, pork meat, and drugs.
The population of Qatar is very young, only 1.5% are over 65 years old. That a large number of foreign workers who work here. Women here have more rights than those of other Muslim countries: can drive a car or go to fitness.
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The reason why authorities were here will spend over 60 billion dollars for the infrastructure necessary to host the sporting event. A premiere in the world will be stadiums equipped with air conditioning.