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Cost of Living Comparison Between Muscat and Dubai Reverse

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You would need around 18,702.74AED (1,960.91﷼) 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. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 21.45% higher than in Muscat
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 63.41% higher than in Muscat
Rent Prices in Dubai are 143.56% higher than in Muscat
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 32.10% higher than in Muscat
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 17.83% higher than in Muscat
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 21.34% lower than in Muscat

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  Muscat  Dubai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 ﷼
(19.08 AED)
    3.15 ﷼
(30.00 AED)
     +57.27 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10.00 ﷼
(95.38 AED)
    15.73 ﷼
(150.00 AED)
     +57.27 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.16 ﷼
(20.60 AED)
    2.62 ﷼
(25.00 AED)
     +21.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 ﷼
(28.61 AED)
    3.67 ﷼
(35.00 AED)
     +22.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.60 ﷼
(34.34 AED)
    4.04 ﷼
(38.50 AED)
     +12.13 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.76 ﷼
(16.77 AED)
    1.69 ﷼
(16.09 AED)
     -4.07 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.19 ﷼
(1.84 AED)
    0.17 ﷼
(1.66 AED)
     -9.46 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.14 ﷼
(1.38 AED)
    0.13 ﷼
(1.20 AED)
     -13.11 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.48 ﷼
(23.63 AED)
    2.23 ﷼
(21.26 AED)
     -10.02 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.40 ﷼
(3.78 AED)
    0.43 ﷼
(4.11 AED)
     +8.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.35 ﷼
(3.34 AED)
    0.42 ﷼
(4.00 AED)
     +19.72 %
Eggs (12) 1.08 ﷼
(10.31 AED)
    1.07 ﷼
(10.20 AED)
     -1.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.59 ﷼
(15.14 AED)
    1.39 ﷼
(13.27 AED)
     -12.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.00 ﷼
(9.49 AED)
    1.23 ﷼
(11.76 AED)
     +23.87 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.42 ﷼
(4.00 AED)
    0.45 ﷼
(4.26 AED)
     +6.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.30 ﷼
(2.86 AED)
    0.44 ﷼
(4.22 AED)
     +47.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.52 ﷼
(4.95 AED)
    0.31 ﷼
(2.95 AED)
     -40.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.30 ﷼
(2.87 AED)
    0.26 ﷼
(2.46 AED)
     -14.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.60 ﷼
(5.72 AED)
    0.76 ﷼
(7.23 AED)
     +26.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.19 ﷼
(1.85 AED)
    0.24 ﷼
(2.28 AED)
     +23.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.75 ﷼
(35.77 AED)
    7.86 ﷼
(75.00 AED)
     +109.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.64 ﷼
(6.11 AED)
    3.09 ﷼
(29.43 AED)
     +381.78 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 0.78 ﷼
(7.39 AED)
    3.29 ﷼
(31.37 AED)
     +324.37 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.00 ﷼
(9.54 AED)
    1.05 ﷼
(10.00 AED)
     +4.85 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 ﷼
(1.91 AED)
    0.52 ﷼
(5.00 AED)
     +162.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 ﷼
(476.89 AED)
    20.97 ﷼
(200.00 AED)
     -58.06 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 ﷼
(9.54 AED)
    0.73 ﷼
(7.00 AED)
     -26.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.32 ﷼
(3.07 AED)
    0.34 ﷼
(3.22 AED)
     +4.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ﷼
(47.69 AED)
    3.12 ﷼
(29.77 AED)
     -37.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.45 ﷼
(4.33 AED)
    0.72 ﷼
(6.83 AED)
     +57.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,000.00 ﷼
(57,226.69 AED)
    7,863.46 ﷼
(75,000.00 AED)
     +31.06 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 25.44 ﷼
(242.68 AED)
    61.42 ﷼
(585.84 AED)
     +141.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 ﷼
(0.49 AED)
    0.05 ﷼
(0.50 AED)
     +1.83 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.42 ﷼
(232.88 AED)
    31.90 ﷼
(304.21 AED)
     +30.63 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.61 ﷼
(234.73 AED)
    35.33 ﷼
(336.95 AED)
     +43.55 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.98 ﷼
(57.07 AED)
    11.88 ﷼
(113.33 AED)
     +98.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.00 ﷼
(38.15 AED)
    3.67 ﷼
(35.00 AED)
     -8.26 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 20.78 ﷼
(198.17 AED)
    29.63 ﷼
(282.65 AED)
     +42.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 18.00 ﷼
(171.68 AED)
    24.07 ﷼
(229.54 AED)
     +33.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 35.00 ﷼
(333.82 AED)
    33.38 ﷼
(318.33 AED)
     -4.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27.86 ﷼
(265.70 AED)
    38.58 ﷼
(368.00 AED)
     +38.50 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 333.33 ﷼
(3,179.26 AED)
    781.22 ﷼
(7,451.14 AED)
     +134.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 220.83 ﷼
(2,106.26 AED)
    563.22 ﷼
(5,371.84 AED)
     +155.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 694.81 ﷼
(6,626.90 AED)
    1,644.25 ﷼
(15,682.45 AED)
     +136.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 438.60 ﷼
(4,183.31 AED)
    1,121.53 ﷼
(10,696.88 AED)
     +155.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 53.42 ﷼
(509.50 AED)
    162.15 ﷼
(1,546.59 AED)
     +203.55 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 29.57 ﷼
(282.07 AED)
    120.35 ﷼
(1,147.91 AED)
     +306.96 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 985.45 ﷼
(9,399.00 AED)
    1,266.68 ﷼
(12,081.36 AED)
     +28.54 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.83     4.54      -33.61 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015August, 2015
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