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Cost of Living Comparison Between Muscat and Dubai Reverse

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You would need around 18,482.12AED (1,937.33﷼) 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 16.22% higher than in Muscat
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 61.44% higher than in Muscat
Rent Prices in Dubai are 153.06% higher than in Muscat
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 0.93% higher than in Muscat
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 24.38% higher than in Muscat
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 6.65% lower than in Muscat

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  Muscat  Dubai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 ﷼     2.62 ﷼      +31.03 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 ﷼     16.77 ﷼      -16.14 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.05 ﷼     2.31 ﷼      +12.49 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 ﷼     3.67 ﷼      +22.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 ﷼     3.67 ﷼      +4.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.79 ﷼     1.61 ﷼      -9.91 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.17 ﷼     0.16 ﷼      -5.31 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.11 ﷼     0.11 ﷼      -1.48 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.59 ﷼     0.57 ﷼      -3.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.43 ﷼     0.45 ﷼      +4.49 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.68 ﷼     0.87 ﷼      +29.21 %
Eggs (12) 0.95 ﷼     1.01 ﷼      +6.55 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 4.00 ﷼     3.37 ﷼      -15.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 1.76 ﷼     2.77 ﷼      +57.47 %
Apples (1kg) 0.95 ﷼     1.11 ﷼      +16.54 %
Oranges (1kg) 0.53 ﷼     1.07 ﷼      +101.41 %
Tomato (1kg) 0.99 ﷼     0.69 ﷼      -29.74 %
Potato (1kg) 0.68 ﷼     0.51 ﷼      -26.07 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.47 ﷼     0.70 ﷼      +47.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.19 ﷼     0.21 ﷼      +9.12 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.50 ﷼     7.34 ﷼      +109.64 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.47 ﷼     2.19 ﷼      +367.62 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 0.95 ﷼     2.75 ﷼      +189.64 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.92 ﷼     1.05 ﷼      +13.32 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 ﷼     0.52 ﷼      +162.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 ﷼     22.01 ﷼      -55.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 ﷼     0.52 ﷼      -47.59 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.25 ﷼     0.21 ﷼      -16.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ﷼     3.14 ﷼      -37.11 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.12 ﷼     0.18 ﷼      +52.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,233.48 ﷼     8,123.69 ﷼      +30.32 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 24.00 ﷼     59.05 ﷼      +146.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 ﷼     0.06 ﷼      -0.60 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.88 ﷼     31.04 ﷼      +24.78 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.97 ﷼     36.45 ﷼      +40.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.01 ﷼     8.56 ﷼      +42.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.64 ﷼     3.67 ﷼      +0.76 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22.14 ﷼     33.36 ﷼      +50.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 22.71 ﷼     23.40 ﷼      +3.03 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 35.86 ﷼     35.80 ﷼      -0.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 27.50 ﷼     40.88 ﷼      +48.66 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 338.64 ﷼     798.63 ﷼      +135.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 228.00 ﷼     536.53 ﷼      +135.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 634.70 ﷼     1,672.09 ﷼      +163.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 427.78 ﷼     1,115.44 ﷼      +160.75 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 750.00 ﷼     1,978.29 ﷼      +163.77 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 362.50 ﷼     1,155.63 ﷼      +218.80 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 783.19 ﷼     1,180.36 ﷼      +50.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.00     4.90      -30.02 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015March, 2015
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