Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 3.867
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 2.580
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 1.516
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 0.837
12 eggs, large ﷼ 1.365
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 0.815
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 2.656
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 1.014
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 0.530
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 1.275
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 5.965
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 0.570
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 0.319
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 613
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 448
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 43
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 433
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 277
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 23
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 22
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 140
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 46
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 3.412
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 2.771
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 22
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 16
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 31
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 29
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 7,932
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 0.168
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 16
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 3.369
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 2.392
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 5.494
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 11
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 2.381
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 1.372
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 1.949
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 1.342
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 1.146
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 2.173
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 15
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 22
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 32
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 5.268
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 1.849
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 2.992
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 100
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 0.048
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 24
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 1.008
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 430 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

Muscat position in our World Ranking

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114th
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7th
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