Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

Summary of cost of living in Muscat

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 1,252
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 601
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Muscat
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 3.089
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.805
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.617
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.880
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.565
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 1.120
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 1.555
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 0.856
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.843
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.617
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 8
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 1.182
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.509
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 460
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 314
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 62
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 253
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 168
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 37
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 31
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 188
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 54
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 3.346
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 3.176
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 16
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) ﷼‎ 29
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 27
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 7,619
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.216
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 5.623
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 4.302
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 11
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 3.044
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.891
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.890
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 1.115
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.490
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 4.479
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 8
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 72
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 12
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.888
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.968
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.053
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 27
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 2.393
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 80 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: May 17, 2022

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