Cost of Living in Muscat

Summary of cost of living in Muscat, Oman:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.09 £ 3.07-10.22
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 29.64 £ 20.44-51.10
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.72 £ 5.11-8.18
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.18 £ 5.11-12.26
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.18 £ 6.13-10.22
Cappuccino (regular) 3.88 £ 2.04-6.13
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.64 £ 0.51-1.02
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.24 £ 0.20-0.41
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.97 £ 3.48-8.51
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.85 £ 0.56-1.82
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.62 £ 0.32-0.93
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.77 £ 1.23-3.07
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.54 £ 0.93-6.95
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.69 £ 1.11-2.78
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.23 £ 2.32-5.56
Apples (1 lb) 0.85 £ 0.46-1.39
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 £ 0.46-1.11
Oranges (1 lb) 0.60 £ 0.37-1.01
Tomato (1 lb) 0.42 £ 0.23-0.56
Potato (1 lb) 0.33 £ 0.23-0.46
Onion (1 lb) 0.33 £ 0.23-0.65
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 £ 0.41-1.23
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.42 £ 0.25-0.61
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.31 £ 6.13-16.35
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.42 £ 1.23-4.70
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.90 £ 3.68-8.18
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.70 £ 3.88-5.31
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.02 £ 0.82-1.02
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.48 £ 38.83-51.10
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.07 £ 2.04-5.11
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.99 £ 0.66-1.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.18 £ 6.13-10.22
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.84 £ 1.70-1.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,986.66 £ 14,307.57-22,483.32
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,495.78 £ 15,329.54-18,395.44
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 84.69 £ 61.32-143.08
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 32.41 £ 16.35-51.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.88 £ 51.10-73.58
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.88 £ 11.92-81.76
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.95 £ 10.22-40.88
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.15 £ 6.13-10.22
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 156.70 £ 122.64-341.34
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,597.70 £ 3,679.09-11,037.27
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 32.32 £ 14.31-61.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.35 £ 12.26-51.10
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 63.30 £ 40.88-91.98
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 63.46 £ 34.75-112.42
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 495.73 £ 357.69-970.87
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 317.70 £ 204.39-715.38
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 931.22 £ 613.18-1,737.35
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 611.79 £ 408.79-1,124.17
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 123.76 £ 75.95-159.50
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78.10 £ 53.17-113.93
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,334.76 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.72 3.50-6.16

Prices in Muscat

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Last update: May 2024
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12 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 04, 2023:
I got an offer of 300 RO from KhimjeeRamdasin Muscat. I plan to visit singly at this point of time as I got the offer as a part of my campus placement. Should I move ahead with the offer or decline it?
Please help.
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:
Hi
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

Thanks
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:
Hi
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?