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

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

Currency:

Food | + 85% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Salalah (Oman) is 85% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 3.397 (E£ 157) | E£ 72 | + 118% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 2.922 (E£ 135) | E£ 72 | + 89% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 1.027 (E£ 47) | E£ 37 | + 27% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 0.450 (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 54% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 0.810 (E£ 37) | E£ 20 | + 86% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 0.500 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 64% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 1.500 (E£ 69) | E£ 29 | + 140% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 1.000 (E£ 46) | E£ 21 | + 120% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 0.500 (E£ 23) | E£ 5.86 | + 294% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 1.000 (E£ 46) | E£ 19 | + 138% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 7 (E£ 323) | E£ 92 | + 250% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 0.350 (E£ 16) | E£ 11 | + 43% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 0.125 (E£ 5.77) | E£ 10 | - 44% | |

Housing | + 114% | |||

Housing in Salalah (Oman) is 114% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 280 (E£ 12,945) | E£ 5,401 | + 140% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 208 (E£ 9,625) | E£ 3,866 | + 149% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 30 (E£ 1,395) | E£ 898 | + 55% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 165 (E£ 7,601) | E£ 3,625 | + 110% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 126 (E£ 5,822) | E£ 2,335 | + 149% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 13 (E£ 615) | E£ 736 | - 16% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 26 (E£ 1,211) | E£ 365 | + 232% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 158 (E£ 7,292) | E£ 6,508 | + 12% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 31 (E£ 1,428) | E£ 1,877 | - 24% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 2.676 (E£ 124) | E£ 67 | + 83% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 1.854 (E£ 86) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 44% | |||

Clothes in Salalah (Oman) is 44% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 1,023) | E£ 740 | + 38% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 1,079) | E£ 681 | + 59% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 33 (E£ 1,518) | E£ 1,691 | - 10% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 28 (E£ 1,287) | E£ 777 | + 66% | |

Transportation | + 61% | |||

Transportation in Salalah (Oman) is 61% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 8,500 (E£ 392,619) | E£ 453,039 | - 13% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.173 (E£ 8) | E£ 3.88 | + 107% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 15 (E£ 681) | E£ 182 | + 274% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ﷼ 3.385 (E£ 156) | E£ 126 | + 24% | |

Personal Care | + 134% | |||

Personal Care in Salalah (Oman) is 134% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 2.813 (E£ 130) | E£ 33 | + 297% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 8 (E£ 347) | E£ 72 | + 379% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 9 (E£ 404) | E£ 200 | + 102% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | - | E£ 40 | - | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 1.520 (E£ 70) | E£ 21 | + 234% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 1.900 (E£ 88) | E£ 26 | + 241% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 0.462 (E£ 21) | E£ 20 | + 8% | |

Tube of toothpaste | - | E£ 15 | - | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 1.337 (E£ 62) | E£ 46 | + 34% | |

Entertainment | + 137% | |||

Entertainment in Salalah (Oman) is 137% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 9 (E£ 438) | E£ 153 | + 186% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 8 (E£ 387) | E£ 99 | + 292% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 520 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 23 (E£ 1,064) | E£ 249 | + 328% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 5.706 (E£ 264) | E£ 52 | + 405% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 1.678 (E£ 78) | E£ 25 | + 208% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.550 (E£ 164) | E£ 19 | + 741% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 270 (E£ 12,471) | E£ 11,487 | + 9% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 30 (E£ 1,390) | E£ 416 | + 234% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 3.959 (E£ 183) | E£ 28 | + 553% | |

TOTAL | + 94% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 338 prices entered by 31 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
46.190
EGP
/
OMR

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#
Cost of living in
**Salalah (Oman)**
is
**94% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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