Cost of Living Comparison Between Muscat and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 25.53% higher than in Muscat (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 52.70% higher than in Muscat
Rent Prices in Dubai are 137.82% higher than in Muscat
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 45.79% higher than in Muscat
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 2.33% higher than in Muscat
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 16.85% higher than in Muscat
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Restaurants
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.75 ﷼
(26.27 AED)
3.66 ﷼
(35.00 AED)
     +33.23 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10.75 ﷼
(102.70 AED)
26.17 ﷼
(250.00 AED)
     +143.44 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.50 ﷼
(23.88 AED)
2.93 ﷼
(28.00 AED)
     +17.24 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 ﷼
(42.99 AED)
4.71 ﷼
(45.00 AED)
     +4.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 ﷼
(38.21 AED)
4.71 ﷼
(45.00 AED)
     +17.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.89 ﷼
(18.02 AED)
1.98 ﷼
(18.92 AED)
     +5.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.35 ﷼
(3.37 AED)
0.42 ﷼
(3.99 AED)
     +18.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.11 ﷼
(1.09 AED)
0.17 ﷼
(1.66 AED)
     +52.26 %
Markets
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.28 ﷼
(21.79 AED)
2.32 ﷼
(22.14 AED)
     +1.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.37 ﷼
(3.58 AED)
0.43 ﷼
(4.14 AED)
     +15.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.32 ﷼
(3.07 AED)
0.33 ﷼
(3.11 AED)
     +1.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.98 ﷼
(9.37 AED)
1.00 ﷼
(9.51 AED)
     +1.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.03 ﷼
(9.82 AED)
1.60 ﷼
(15.25 AED)
     +55.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.05 ﷼
(10.05 AED)
1.08 ﷼
(10.36 AED)
     +3.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.58 ﷼
(15.11 AED)
1.85 ﷼
(17.63 AED)
     +16.71 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.41 ﷼
(3.92 AED)
0.38 ﷼
(3.67 AED)
     -6.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.30 ﷼
(2.87 AED)
0.29 ﷼
(2.76 AED)
     -3.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.30 ﷼
(2.85 AED)
0.28 ﷼
(2.72 AED)
     -4.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.21 ﷼
(2.04 AED)
0.23 ﷼
(2.21 AED)
     +8.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.16 ﷼
(1.54 AED)
0.17 ﷼
(1.64 AED)
     +6.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.15 ﷼
(1.46 AED)
0.14 ﷼
(1.38 AED)
     -5.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.49 ﷼
(4.64 AED)
0.67 ﷼
(6.37 AED)
     +37.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.22 ﷼
(2.07 AED)
0.21 ﷼
(2.02 AED)
     -2.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 ﷼
(76.42 AED)
5.23 ﷼
(50.00 AED)
     -34.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.84 ﷼
(17.55 AED)
1.44 ﷼
(13.72 AED)
     -21.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 ﷼
(35.82 AED)
2.42 ﷼
(23.12 AED)
     -35.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.20 ﷼
(21.02 AED)
2.30 ﷼
(22.00 AED)
     +4.68 %
Transportation
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 ﷼
(4.78 AED)
0.52 ﷼
(5.00 AED)
     +4.68 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 ﷼
(143.30 AED)
31.40 ﷼
(300.00 AED)
     +109.36 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 ﷼
(19.11 AED)
1.26 ﷼
(12.00 AED)
     -37.19 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.32 ﷼
(3.07 AED)
0.42 ﷼
(3.98 AED)
     +29.54 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ﷼
(47.77 AED)
3.14 ﷼
(30.00 AED)
     -37.19 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.88 ﷼
(8.42 AED)
0.98 ﷼
(9.34 AED)
     +10.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,000.00 ﷼
(76,424.70 AED)
9,316.36 ﷼
(89,000.00 AED)
     +16.45 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,288.24 ﷼
(69,625.15 AED)
7,535.88 ﷼
(71,990.91 AED)
     +3.40 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 27.86 ﷼
(266.12 AED)
77.53 ﷼
(740.69 AED)
     +178.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 ﷼
(0.60 AED)
0.05 ﷼
(0.45 AED)
     -24.03 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.38 ﷼
(280.68 AED)
36.98 ﷼
(353.29 AED)
     +25.87 %
Sports And Leisure
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 20.79 ﷼
(198.64 AED)
28.13 ﷼
(268.76 AED)
     +35.30 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.33 ﷼
(79.61 AED)
13.83 ﷼
(132.17 AED)
     +66.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 ﷼
(33.44 AED)
4.61 ﷼
(44.05 AED)
     +31.74 %
Childcare
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 68.06 ﷼
(650.14 AED)
273.95 ﷼
(2,617.06 AED)
     +302.54 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,665.00 ﷼
(25,458.98 AED)
5,032.82 ﷼
(48,078.95 AED)
     +88.85 %
Clothing And Shoes
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.83 ﷼
(160.74 AED)
25.00 ﷼
(238.86 AED)
     +48.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.45 ﷼
(147.60 AED)
22.34 ﷼
(213.38 AED)
     +44.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 29.37 ﷼
(280.58 AED)
35.30 ﷼
(337.24 AED)
     +20.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 29.27 ﷼
(279.61 AED)
35.15 ﷼
(335.80 AED)
     +20.10 %
Rent Per Month
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 237.29 ﷼
(2,266.87 AED)
538.25 ﷼
(5,141.94 AED)
     +126.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 160.23 ﷼
(1,530.67 AED)
343.53 ﷼
(3,281.76 AED)
     +114.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 418.46 ﷼
(3,997.60 AED)
1,022.36 ﷼
(9,766.65 AED)
     +144.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 283.70 ﷼
(2,710.17 AED)
711.06 ﷼
(6,792.85 AED)
     +150.64 %
Buy Apartment Price
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 69.51 ﷼
(664.04 AED)
125.18 ﷼
(1,195.88 AED)
     +80.09 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51.44 ﷼
(491.46 AED)
83.10 ﷼
(793.87 AED)
     +61.54 %
Salaries And Financing
Muscat Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 708.75 ﷼
(6,770.74 AED)
1,264.60 ﷼
(12,080.87 AED)
     +78.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.84 3.92      -19.10 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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