Cost of living in Salalah, Oman

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 3.250
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 3.281
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.027
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.400
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 0.900
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 0.500
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 1.500
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.500
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 7
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 0.500
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.125
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 292
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 220
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 34
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 172
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 133
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 15
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 27
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 165
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 34
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 2.676
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 2.500
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 22
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 24
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 33
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 28
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 8,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.173
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 15
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 3.385
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 2.813
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.520
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.900
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 0.462
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.337
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 9
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 8
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 23
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 5.706
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.678
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.550
iPad Air 2, 64GB ﷼‎ 270
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 3.959
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 72 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2017.

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