Brunei vs Oman - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Oman
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$1126
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$2644
🏠 One person rent
$606
$571
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$1017
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$370
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$88.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$1747
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$14485
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
5.92
❤️ Life expectancy
76
78.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
52
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
22%
🎓 Higher education
54
64
😀 Quality of life
68
66
🏙️ Population
429K
4.83M

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 5% less expensive than in Oman ($1126). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 48th for Oman in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 1.6 months in Oman. Ranked 36th and 39th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Oman

We calculate prices for Brunei and Oman as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 4 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Brunei Oman
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$25.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$6.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$10.2
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$4.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$552
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$385
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$1195
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$732
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$72.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$80.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
4.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$1862
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$1364
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$1.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$32.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$4.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$7.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$6.27
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$8.22
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$1.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$3.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$4.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$5.76
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$2.82
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$3.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$60
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$9.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$27.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$8.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$90.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$197
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$6852

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Cities Comparison in Brunei vs Oman

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K

In Oman

City Cost of living Population
Muscat
$1145
1.42M
Seeb
$1236
471K
Salalah
$801
178K
Nizwa
$824
70K