Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

Summary of cost of living in Muscat

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 1,295
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 717
  • Cost of living in Muscat is more expensive than in 62% of cities in Middle East (9 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Muscat is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (158 out of 284)

List of prices in Muscat, Oman. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 5.549
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.262
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.432
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.739
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.387
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 0.824
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 1.937
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.217
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.580
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.397
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 6
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 0.854
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.355
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 582
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 437
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 25
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 412
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 ﷼‎ 21
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 24
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 150
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 37
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.876
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 2.533
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) ﷼‎ 22
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 31
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 28
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 5,782
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.259
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 13
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 4.105
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 2.297
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 7
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 2.471
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.779
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.902
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 1.013
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.386
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 2.250
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 16
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 8
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 41
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 26
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 5.286
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 2.208
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.172
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 178
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.049
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 21
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 1.753
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 253 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

Muscat position in our World Ranking

the world
158th
out of 284
middle east
9th
out of 21

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

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middle east
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middle east
2nd
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2nd

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