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Cost of Living Comparison Between Muscat and Dubai 

You would need around 16,901.91AED (1,771.59﷼) in Dubai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 1,200.00﷼ in Muscat (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Dubai are 23.17% higher than in Muscat
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 47.63% higher than in Muscat
Rent Prices in Dubai are 90.54% higher than in Muscat
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 45.10% higher than in Muscat
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 21.62% higher than in Muscat
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 4.07% higher than in Muscat

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  Muscat  Dubai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.50 ﷼     3.08 ﷼      +105.39 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10.00 ﷼     15.72 ﷼      +57.22 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 2.00 ﷼     2.12 ﷼      +6.16 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.17 ﷼     3.67 ﷼      +15.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.17 ﷼     3.14 ﷼      -0.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.15 ﷼     1.58 ﷼      +37.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.16 ﷼     0.17 ﷼      +10.25 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.10 ﷼     0.12 ﷼      +24.18 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.72 ﷼     0.58 ﷼      -19.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.37 ﷼     0.45 ﷼      +20.30 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.67 ﷼     0.68 ﷼      +0.55 %
Eggs (12) 0.96 ﷼     0.99 ﷼      +3.47 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 4.38 ﷼     3.37 ﷼      -23.17 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 2.01 ﷼     2.59 ﷼      +28.77 %
Apples (1kg) 0.91 ﷼     0.95 ﷼      +4.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 0.54 ﷼     0.78 ﷼      +45.94 %
Tomato (1kg) 0.46 ﷼     0.62 ﷼      +34.20 %
Potato (1kg) 0.42 ﷼     0.44 ﷼      +4.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.37 ﷼     0.54 ﷼      +47.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.19 ﷼     0.20 ﷼      +4.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2.63 ﷼     7.70 ﷼      +192.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.44 ﷼     2.85 ﷼      +542.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.01 ﷼     2.70 ﷼      +167.96 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.95 ﷼     0.94 ﷼      -0.70 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 ﷼     0.50 ﷼      +151.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 ﷼     20.96 ﷼      -58.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 ﷼     0.37 ﷼      -63.31 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.35 ﷼     0.18 ﷼      -48.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ﷼     3.14 ﷼      -37.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.12 ﷼     0.18 ﷼      +51.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,000.00 ﷼     7,337.13 ﷼      +22.29 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 24.00 ﷼     55.69 ﷼      +132.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 ﷼     0.05 ﷼      -15.25 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.50 ﷼     27.98 ﷼      +9.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 20.00 ﷼     38.25 ﷼      +91.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.00 ﷼     7.95 ﷼      +32.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.18 ﷼     3.67 ﷼      +15.32 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21.40 ﷼     29.56 ﷼      +38.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.64 ﷼     20.30 ﷼      -29.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 34.20 ﷼     31.85 ﷼      -6.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 25.00 ﷼     38.70 ﷼      +54.82 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 314.98 ﷼     646.40 ﷼      +105.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 212.00 ﷼     388.99 ﷼      +83.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 713.61 ﷼     1,323.64 ﷼      +85.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 477.75 ﷼     920.20 ﷼      +92.61 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 575.00 ﷼     1,825.33 ﷼      +217.45 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 362.50 ﷼     1,032.61 ﷼      +184.86 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 836.56 ﷼     1,285.27 ﷼      +53.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.50     5.81      +5.67 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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