- Cost of Living
- Oman
- Egypt
- Muscat
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Muscat, Oman**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 116% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Muscat (Oman) is 116% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 2.500 (E£ 116) | E£ 72 | + 61% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 2.250 (E£ 104) | E£ 72 | + 46% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 1.700 (E£ 79) | E£ 37 | + 111% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 0.848 (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 191% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 1.020 (E£ 47) | E£ 20 | + 135% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 0.758 (E£ 35) | E£ 14 | + 149% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 2.498 (E£ 116) | E£ 29 | + 300% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 1.322 (E£ 61) | E£ 21 | + 192% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 0.563 (E£ 26) | E£ 5.86 | + 345% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 1.100 (E£ 51) | E£ 19 | + 163% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 6.000 (E£ 278) | E£ 92 | + 201% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 0.744 (E£ 34) | E£ 11 | + 205% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 0.337 (E£ 16) | E£ 10 | + 51% | |

Housing | + 226% | |||

Housing in Muscat (Oman) is 226% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 633 (E£ 29,322) | E£ 5,401 | + 443% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 450 (E£ 20,834) | E£ 3,866 | + 439% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 35 (E£ 1,634) | E£ 898 | + 82% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 308 (E£ 14,257) | E£ 3,602 | + 296% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 225 (E£ 10,394) | E£ 2,335 | + 345% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 31 (E£ 1,441) | E£ 736 | + 96% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 1,067) | E£ 365 | + 192% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 163 (E£ 7,539) | E£ 6,508 | + 16% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 34 (E£ 1,590) | E£ 1,877 | - 15% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 2.805 (E£ 130) | E£ 67 | + 93% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 2.827 (E£ 131) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 9% | |||

Clothes in Muscat (Oman) is 9% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 18 (E£ 847) | E£ 740 | + 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 17 (E£ 765) | E£ 681 | + 12% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 28 (E£ 1,313) | E£ 1,691 | - 22% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 24 (E£ 1,130) | E£ 777 | + 45% | |

Transportation | + 29% | |||

Transportation in Muscat (Oman) is 29% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 7,000 (E£ 324,091) | E£ 453,039 | - 28% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.202 (E£ 9) | E£ 3.88 | + 141% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 10 (E£ 463) | E£ 182 | + 154% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 3.519 (E£ 163) | E£ 101 | + 62% | |

Personal Care | + 207% | |||

Personal Care in Muscat (Oman) is 207% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 2.733 (E£ 127) | E£ 33 | + 287% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 7 (E£ 312) | E£ 72 | + 330% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 8 (E£ 351) | E£ 200 | + 75% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 2.614 (E£ 121) | E£ 40 | + 202% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 1.759 (E£ 81) | E£ 21 | + 287% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 2.226 (E£ 103) | E£ 26 | + 301% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 0.969 (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | + 126% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 1.397 (E£ 65) | E£ 15 | + 341% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 2.000 (E£ 93) | E£ 46 | + 101% | |

Entertainment | + 129% | |||

Entertainment in Muscat (Oman) is 129% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 10 (E£ 483) | E£ 153 | + 215% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 7 (E£ 324) | E£ 99 | + 228% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 12 (E£ 567) | E£ 520 | + 9% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 15 (E£ 671) | E£ 249 | + 170% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 7 (E£ 308) | E£ 52 | + 491% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 1.530 (E£ 71) | E£ 25 | + 181% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.219 (E£ 149) | E£ 19 | + 664% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 197 (E£ 9,101) | E£ 11,487 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.050 (E£ 2.31) | E£ 0.23 | + 920% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 18 (E£ 815) | E£ 416 | + 96% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 1.000 (E£ 46) | E£ 28 | + 65% | |

TOTAL | + 114% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 721 prices entered by 99 different people.

These prices were last updated on June 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
46.299
EGP
/
OMR

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#
Cost of living in
**Muscat (Oman)**
is
**114% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

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