Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 3.166
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.665
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.574
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.916
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.397
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 0.590
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 2.359
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.126
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.507
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.192
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 5.832
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 0.645
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.355
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 644
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 410
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 39
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 342
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 209
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 23
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 21
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 165
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 35
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 3.281
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 3.431
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 23
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) ﷼‎ 30
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 29
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 7,699
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.189
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 13
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 3.172
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 2.339
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 2.229
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.720
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.814
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 1.065
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.212
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.868
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 14
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 21
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 20
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 5.552
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.898
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 2.983
iPod nano 16GB ﷼‎ 96
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.048
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 35
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 1.159
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 421 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

Muscat position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 307
middle east
11th
out of 21

Cheapest and most expensive products in Muscat compared to other cities:

middle east
2nd
middle east
2nd
middle east
3rd
middle east
4th

Do you live in Muscat? We need your help!

What is the price of

Babysitter services

in Muscat?

Hourly rate
﷼‎

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in St. Louis, Missouri costs $42 (9 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Istanbul costs 7,500TL (15 minutes ago)
  • 12 doses box of antibiotics in Lyon costs €0.00 (21 minutes ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Los Angeles, California costs $5.28 (27 minutes ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 480 sqft in Pamplona costs €404 (44 minutes ago)
  • Public transport in Dhaka costs Taka 10 (about 1 hour ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Muscat?