- Cost of Living
- Oman
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Oman**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 113% | |||
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Food in Oman is 113% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ﷼ 4.635 (E£ 215) | E£ 139 | + 55% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ﷼ 2.194 (E£ 102) | E£ 68 | + 50% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ﷼ 1.646 (E£ 76) | E£ 39 | + 98% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ﷼ 0.709 (E£ 33) | E£ 14 | + 128% | |

12 eggs, large | ﷼ 1.409 (E£ 65) | E£ 21 | + 206% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ﷼ 0.634 (E£ 29) | E£ 10 | + 191% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ﷼ 1.844 (E£ 86) | E£ 31 | + 172% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ﷼ 1.041 (E£ 48) | E£ 25 | + 96% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ﷼ 0.871 (E£ 40) | E£ 7 | + 465% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ﷼ 1.257 (E£ 58) | E£ 22 | + 167% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ﷼ 5.483 (E£ 255) | E£ 150 | + 70% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ﷼ 0.449 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 66% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ﷼ 0.482 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.69 | + 293% | |

Housing | + 172% | |||

Housing in Oman is 172% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 555 (E£ 25,760) | E£ 8,598 | + 200% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ﷼ 364 (E£ 16,914) | E£ 5,254 | + 222% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ﷼ 29 (E£ 1,349) | E£ 880 | + 53% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ﷼ 418 (E£ 19,395) | E£ 5,801 | + 234% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ﷼ 250 (E£ 11,613) | E£ 3,965 | + 193% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ﷼ 21 (E£ 964) | E£ 619 | + 56% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ﷼ 23 (E£ 1,052) | E£ 234 | + 349% | |

40” flat screen TV | ﷼ 171 (E£ 7,934) | E£ 5,850 | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 29 (E£ 1,363) | E£ 2,926 | - 53% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ﷼ 3.081 (E£ 143) | E£ 97 | + 48% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ﷼ 3.317 (E£ 154) | E£ 91 | + 69% | |

Clothes | + 30% | |||

Clothes in Oman is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ﷼ 22 (E£ 1,015) | E£ 902 | + 13% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ﷼ 24 (E£ 1,094) | E£ 808 | + 35% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 36 (E£ 1,684) | E£ 1,787 | - 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ﷼ 41 (E£ 1,916) | E£ 947 | + 102% | |

Transportation | + 14% | |||

Transportation in Oman is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ﷼ 6,167 (E£ 286,446) | E£ 438,533 | - 35% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ﷼ 0.219 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 66% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ﷼ 17 (E£ 766) | E£ 491 | + 56% | |

Personal Care | + 123% | |||

Personal Care in Oman is 123% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ﷼ 3.828 (E£ 178) | E£ 37 | + 376% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ﷼ 9 (E£ 430) | E£ 74 | + 484% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ﷼ 8 (E£ 383) | E£ 287 | + 34% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ﷼ 3.207 (E£ 149) | E£ 60 | + 148% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ﷼ 1.860 (E£ 86) | E£ 50 | + 71% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ﷼ 1.925 (E£ 89) | E£ 49 | + 82% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ﷼ 1.024 (E£ 48) | E£ 26 | + 81% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ﷼ 1.130 (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 146% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ﷼ 2.284 (E£ 106) | E£ 72 | + 48% | |

Entertainment | + 62% | |||

Entertainment in Oman is 62% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ﷼ 14 (E£ 633) | E£ 322 | + 97% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ﷼ 7 (E£ 345) | E£ 133 | + 160% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ﷼ 27 (E£ 1,251) | E£ 797 | + 57% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ﷼ 31 (E£ 1,441) | E£ 528 | + 173% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ﷼ 4.096 (E£ 190) | E£ 95 | + 101% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ﷼ 2.278 (E£ 106) | E£ 40 | + 167% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ﷼ 3.305 (E£ 154) | E£ 40 | + 288% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ﷼ 179 (E£ 8,291) | E£ 10,146 | - 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ﷼ 0.050 (E£ 2.32) | E£ 3.42 | - 32% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ﷼ 25 (E£ 1,145) | E£ 735 | + 56% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ﷼ 1.963 (E£ 91) | E£ 37 | + 145% | |

TOTAL | + 81% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
46.451
EGP
/
OMR

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#
Cost of living in
**Oman**
is
**81% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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