Cost of Living in Muscat

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1145
$2684
🛋️ Without rent
$577
$1709
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$568
$975
🍽️ Food
$378
$993
🚐 Transport
$107
$294
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1768
😀 Quality of life
73
🏙️ Population
1.42M

The average cost of living in Muscat is $1145, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4181st out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 4 in Oman.

The median after-tax salary is $1768, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 1426th (TOP 15%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Oman. With an estimated population of 1.42M, Muscat is the 1st largest city in Oman.

✈️ Closest airport 31 km Muscat International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 31.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1404 Sultan Qaboos University
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Prices in Muscat

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.6
 Cappuccino
$4.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$563
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1062
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$711
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$78.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1946
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$20.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$221
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8187

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