Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 3.621
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 2.626
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 1.638
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 0.919
12 eggs, large ﷼ 1.535
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 0.637
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 2.797
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 0.997
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 0.458
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 1.300
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 6
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 0.604
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 0.319
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 700
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 427
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 ﷼ 389
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 246
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 25
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 23
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 147
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 36
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 3.281
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 3.009
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 25
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 ﷼ 38
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 8,721
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 0.354
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 17
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 2.907
Personal Care
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) ﷼ 8
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.) ﷼ 2.337
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 1.135
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 1.212
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 2.279
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 15
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 ﷼ 27
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.) ﷼ 2.992
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 96
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 0.048
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 31
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 1.159
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 465 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

Muscat position in our World Ranking

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101st
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7th
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