Cost of living in Muscat, Oman

Summary of cost of living in Muscat

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 1,265
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 675
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Muscat, Oman. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 5.031
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2.840
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1.240
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 0.874
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 1.483
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 0.651
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 1.870
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 1.232
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 0.958
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 1.511
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 8
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 0.935
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 0.348
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 566
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 369
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 54
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 281
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 36
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 27
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 121
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 52
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 3.192
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 3.215
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 18
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 11
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 44
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 41
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 6,294
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 0.216
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 13
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 3.664
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 3.340
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 15
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 2.660
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.654
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1.850
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 0.993
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 1.515
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 3.881
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 9
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 16
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 19
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1.337
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 3.453
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 174
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 0.049
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 24
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 1.901
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 226 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: August 08, 2020

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