Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 3.039
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.781
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.557
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.849
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.297
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 0.691
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 2.448
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.176
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.575
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.233
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 6
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 0.744
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.356
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 657
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 377
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 35
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 241
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 28
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 19
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 142
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 33
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.989
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 3.290
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 20
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 ﷼‎ 27
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 7,291
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) ﷼‎ 3.187
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 2.395
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 2.717
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.571
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.091
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 0.974
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.307
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 2.229
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 10
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 ﷼‎ 16
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.779
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.057
iPad Air 2, 64GB ﷼‎ 187
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.049
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 23
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 1.035
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 460 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2017.

Muscat position in our World Ranking

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192nd
out of 320
middle east
13th
out of 21

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