Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 3.481
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.253
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.700
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.848
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.510
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 0.758
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 2.498
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.322
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.563
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.283
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 5.633
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 0.744
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.337
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 540
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 383
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 33
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 389
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 261
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 29
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 23
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 163
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 36
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.805
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 2.827
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 21
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 21
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 35
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 29
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 6,281
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.200
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 15
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 3.519
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 2.733
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 2.614
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.759
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.226
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 0.969
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.397
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 2.000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 11
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 12
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 18
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.896
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.102
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 197
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.048
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 29
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 1.097
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 440 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2018.

Muscat position in our World Ranking

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207th
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13th
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