Cost of Living in Muscat

Summary about cost of living in Muscat, Oman:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 ﷼ 1.30-5.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15.00 ﷼ 8.00-25.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.60 ﷼ 2.30-3.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 ﷼ 3.00-5.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 ﷼ 4.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.83 ﷼ 1.00-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.33 ﷼ 0.25-0.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.12 ﷼ 0.10-0.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.54 ﷼ 1.51-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.41 ﷼ 0.27-0.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.32 ﷼ 0.14-0.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.06 ﷼ 0.52-1.68
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.21 ﷼ 0.50-3.63
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 0.92 ﷼ 0.45-1.45
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.58 ﷼ 0.91-2.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.41 ﷼ 0.18-0.68
Banana (1 lb) 0.32 ﷼ 0.23-0.50
Oranges (1 lb) 0.31 ﷼ 0.18-0.68
Tomato (1 lb) 0.22 ﷼ 0.14-0.31
Potato (1 lb) 0.19 ﷼ 0.11-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.17 ﷼ 0.11-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.45 ﷼ 0.30-0.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.22 ﷼ 0.12-0.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 ﷼ 2.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.76 ﷼ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 ﷼ 1.80-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.40 ﷼ 1.90-3.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 ﷼ 0.30-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.00 ﷼ 10.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 ﷼ 1.20-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.48 ﷼ 0.32-0.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ﷼ 3.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.92 ﷼ 0.87-1.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,500.00 ﷼ 7,000.00-10,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,757.14 ﷼ 7,000.00-8,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 37.29 ﷼ 25.00-60.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 ﷼ 0.02-0.07
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.02 ﷼ 28.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17.61 ﷼ 6.25-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.44 ﷼ 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 ﷼ 3.00-5.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 77.88 ﷼ 50.00-200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,875.06 ﷼ 1,440.00-4,700.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 18.76 ﷼ 9.00-39.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 14.20 ﷼ 10.00-25.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 33.95 ﷼ 25.00-45.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 33.33 ﷼ 15.00-60.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 254.62 ﷼ 180.00-450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 175.91 ﷼ 150.00-250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 465.20 ﷼ 350.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 334.57 ﷼ 240.00-500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 74.63 ﷼ 41.81-116.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46.45 ﷼ 27.87-55.74
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 717.60 ﷼
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.98 3.50-6.16

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Last update: March 2023
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24 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2023:
I'd like to know about average salary for a veterinary professional
Fahad Hassan on Oct 20, 2022:
Normally people don't drink beer here, but if you do, it's expensive.
Junior Couture LLC on Oct 15, 2022:
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Amit on Jul 18, 2022:
I would like to know what would be monthly expense for a family of 3. With salary of 1500 Omani riyal. Accomadation is taken care of.
HERMAWAN on Jul 26, 2021:
Hi All

I just got an offer from a Bank in muscat for svp position for 3405 basic + 3045 allowance = 6450 omr per month, the only big additional allowance is school fees for 1000 omr per kid.

With current omanization plan, is it worth the risk to go there? is it common to split basic and allowance that big? almost 50% and should I be asking for other type of expat package? as i'm not getting additional residential and car

Anonymous on Oct 06, 2020:
so much bullshit comments and questions here. 6000 k pr. mount are you kidding me? or you think people are stupid here? may be they are. Who are you Mr. Nathan? the new king Of Oman? :-)))))
Raj Anand on Aug 30, 2020:
I'm a PhD holder degree, @1100 OMR, is the offer i have, how much % is expected for food,accomdation, utilities, travel and groceries. please help
Meenakshi on Aug 28, 2020:
I'm a PhD holder degree English from india government university and CELTA from London, the UK. I have teaching experience more than 12 years at Saudi Arabia and India. I wish to get a position of assistant professor of English at the Omani Universities. Could anybody please let me know that how much can I be offered per month salary. Your suggestions really will be highly appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
Manoj on Aug 28, 2020:
I have been offered salary 1385 pm in Muscat while I'm married and have three school going children. Therefore, I have to pay fee for school, transportation, 3bhk house rent, food n fruits, etc. Please, let me know what will be per month the total expenditures. Thanks a lot.
Matthew.Tom on Jun 05, 2020:
A healthy body is the cornerstone of achieving the goal
Anonymous on May 29, 2020:
Mr.Ali made a written contract with Mr.Hamood, on March 2nd 2020, promising to sell 10 computers, for a total price of 2000 (Omani Rials), by 1st April, 2020. It is also agreed that if computers are not supplied till 1st April, 2020, Mr.Ali should pay damages of 500(Omani Rials) to Mr.Hamood.
On 20th March lockdown declared by government, all businesses are closed till 1st May 2020, including selling and buying of computers. Due to which Mr.Ali could not able to supply computers on promised date of 1st April, 2020.
(a) Can Hamood claim for damages for not supplying computers by 1st April, 2020, on the ground of breach of contract? (Write yes or no) (1 marks)

(b) Can Ali take a plea of discharge of contract. Explain. (3 Marks)

(c) Explain what type of damages are they?
Sarat Maharana on Apr 18, 2020:
Hi I am a Facility Management sales manager.

Please let me know what is the minimum salary for a Facility Management sales manager.
Bosko on Jan 31, 2020:
Please answer me if I as a single person with a salary of 1500 ryals can live in Muscat? I'm a vet
Sandeep Kumar on Dec 13, 2019:
I’d say for a family of 6, look at 2000-2500 net
Saqib on Nov 27, 2019:
I have been asked this question from a recruiter
What are your broad remuneration expectations to take on this position ?
I am married with 2 kids and want to relocate in Oman with Family if got job.
Can any one please guide what could be average remuneration I can ask for to support family of 6 including (parents in home country - will send montly remittance to home country)
Vinodkumar on Nov 16, 2019:
My name is Vinodkumar. I had above 18 years experience in sales & Marketing (FMCG). Age is 46 years. I am an indian. I am looking sales manager or Business Development manager post. If have any vacancy, please inform to Call: 00919846104883
raj on Nov 11, 2019:
dear frds,

i am raj from south india. is it ok for 500 omr + family status + free company apartment stay with family+ car + annual tickets for a four member family in muscut.

kindly anyone suggest please.
Anonymous on Aug 16, 2019:
I have got an offer of 750 OMR per month without accomodation.i am married with no kids.can anybody help whether it is a good offer or not and also pls let me know how much I can save per month
Brajesh on Jul 25, 2019:
Hello all, i am a dentist,got an offer of 700 OmR per month + accommodation provided
i am married man with 3 year experience
I’m not sure if this is a good offer, can anyone help please?
I will be grateful if you could tell me if i should acceptor wait for a better offer.
Mr Z on Jul 12, 2019:
Hello all, i am a teacher , got an offer of 345 OmR per month + accommodation provided .
I’m not sure if this is a good offer, can anyone help please?
I will be grateful if you could tell me if i should acceptor wait for a better offer.
Bhavin Parmar on Jul 06, 2019:
I got a job offer from muscat and they have told be to get back with an offer can anyone help me. I am a married man and have 5+ years of experience in advertising. Can please someone help.
Muhammad Asif on Jun 01, 2019:
I am an MBA qualified individual with 10+ years experience in accounts and finance field. i am living in karachi and in recent years tried to move to dubai( my birthplace) but didnt go due to economical uncertanties. my two cousins are based in muscat ever since they moved from dubai some 2 decades ago. obviously theyre earning 1200+ omr as theyre omani citizens. what salary can i expect if i move there as married bachelor. muhammad asif
Lorelei Hernan on May 17, 2019:
I am offered a teaching job in Muscat and the salary is 280 OMR with free accomodation and transportation. Should I grab it considering that I need to send money for my family's expenses in the Philippines?
Thank you!
Saher on May 12, 2019:
I want to get a job in Oman I'm advocate