Cost of living in Oman

Summary of cost of living in Oman

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 1,373
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 805
  • Cost of living in Oman is cheaper than in 54% of countries in Middle East (7 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Oman is more expensive than in 65% of countries in the World (35 out of 96)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 5.126
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.107
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.105
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.663
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.584
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 1.624
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 1.524
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.222
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.599
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.506
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 8
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 0.884
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.350
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 811
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 401
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 21
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 251
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 13
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 26
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 118
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 38
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.274
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 4.230
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 19
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 17
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 30
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 27
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 6,242
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.276
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 13
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 1.736
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 5.771
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 8
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 1.879
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.391
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.367
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 0.880
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.179
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 2.935
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 14
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 8
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 16
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 23
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 4.080
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 2.021
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 2.883
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 163
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.041
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 17
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 2.296

Map of Cost of Living in Oman

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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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