Cost of living in Oman – 2015

Hi all,

We invite you to talk about the cost of living in Oman in 2015, with an updated price listing.

Don't forget to mention in which city of Oman you are living in.

How much does it cost to live in Oman?

> accommodation prices

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.)

> food prices (your monthly budget)

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance)

> education prices (if you need to pay)

> energy prices (oil, electricity)

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone)

> price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant

> price for a coffee or a drink

> price for cinema tickets

Do not hesitate to add items to this list! ;)

Thank you in advance for your participation.

How much does it cost to live in Oman?
Approx omr 200 in Ruwi

> accommodation prices
omr 60 - 80

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.)
0.200. bz (taxi if not 2 far)

> food prices (your monthly budget)
omr 35/- (average, cn be less also)

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance)
as your company to bare.

> education prices (if you need to pay)
sorry m a bachelor

> energy prices (water, electricity)
aprox omr 14 - 15 (min) 20/- (max)

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone)
Internet : Omr 5 / month 1 gb but ins not sufficient i usually req 2 gb jst 2 make phn calls and watsapp.

> price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant
min omr 1.200 a good hydrabadi biryani or any thali

> price for a coffee or a drink
0.100 bz (vadapav - OMR 0.250)

> price for cinema tickets
NOT BEEN YET

> accommodation prices - 300 OMR/ month(1BHK Flat Al khuwair)

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.)  - (150 OMR/ month as car leasing)

> food prices (your monthly budget) - 100 OMR/month

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance) - OMR 30/month

> education prices (if you need to pay) - 65 OMR/month (shall include transportation for children)

> energy prices (oil, electricity)  - OMR 10/month

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone) - OMR 30/month

> price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant - 10 OMR/week

> price for a coffee or a drink - 5 OMR/month

> price for cinema tickets - None

Dear Anaz,
What school have these fees which you reported!

Thanks
MAZ

Mohamad MAZ :

Dear Anaz,
What school have these fees which you reported!

Thanks
MAZ

OMR 65 - OMR 80 is generally the fees of local indian / pakistani schools (that are run by embessy). When it comes to international schools, only the fees (In general) is OMR 250 / month (Excluding all other expenses, that include transportation / misc expenses).

City: MUSCAT:

> accommodation prices - 300-500 OMR/ month(1BHK Flat); 500-800 (2BH flat) - depends on area

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.)  - (150 OMR/ month as car leasing)

> food prices (your monthly budget) - 50-100 OMR/month (depending on family size)

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance) - OMR 30/month

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone) - OMR 30/month

> price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant - 10-15 OMR/week

> price for a coffee or a drink - 5 OMR/month

> price for cinema tickets - 2-3 OMR

In al khuwair area if any new building/apartments 2 beadroom cost minimum of 450OMR at the mean time you can find 300OMR to 400OMR old and welmaintained apartment also.

Hi all,

I am living in Muscat and generally prices here are as follows:

accommodation prices - 500-600 OMR/Month for decent 2BHK apartment in Qurm/MSQ

public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.) - Not used much

Personal transport (not considering initial investment or rent for car) - 50 OMR/Month

food prices (your monthly budget) - 150-200 OMR/Month (for family of 2 Adults+2 Kids)

health prices (for those who need medical insurance) - No Idea

education prices (if you need to pay) - 300 OMR/Month/Child

energy prices (oil, electricity) - 15-20 OMR (including utility water charges as well)

common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone) - 60 OMR (1 ADSL Connection + 2 Mobiles)

price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant - 8-10 OMR/Visit

price for a coffee or a drink - Coffee - .0150/Coffee in coffee shops, 1.5-2 OMR/Coffee in branded shops (Starbucks etc), drinks 1 OMR/beer - but available at very selected locations (starred hotels)

price for cinema tickets 2.5-4 OMR/Ticket for 2D cinema

Hai All,
I (Dr Gowri Shankar, Agriculture Manager, DCF) live in Salalah alongwith my wife and 12 years old son.
I would like to share my experiences for last 2 years.

How much does it cost to live in Oman?

> accommodation prices - 170 OMR/month for unfurnished flat at Dhareej, near Indian school. I furnished the home by myself as I hate using used items

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.) - NA. We use our own Landrover car. We spend around 35 OMR/month

> food prices (your monthly budget) - Approx 150 OMR/month

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance) - Approx 30 OMR/month (our office pays for it)

> education prices (if you need to pay) - Approx 55 OMR/month

> energy prices (oil, electricity) - 20 OMR/month

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone) -Approx 70 OMR/month

> price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant - 5 OMR/meal for all the 3 (Twice in a week)

> price for a coffee or a drink -

> price for cinema tickets - 3 OMR/head (Usually twice in a month)

I am on verge of getting job in Khimji Ramdas Group of Companies.

City is Muscat

accommodation prices (personal and also if sharing)

public transportation fares (car)

food prices (your monthly budget)

health prices (for those who need medical insurance)

energy prices (oil, electricity)

common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone)

price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant

price for a coffee or a drink

Hi Prachal,

Read the numerous posts under the topic 'Cost of Living' in Muscat and you will get a very good idea about how much your expenses would be.

All the details which you have asked, have already been answered. Should there be any which has not been addressed, then please do post here for the forum members to assist.

But first, feel free and help yourself.

Good luck.

sir

i am Indian who got job offer in Oman at 833 Oman Rial .  i am going to relocate my self along with my family size 2 +2   one children is first standard and the other one is 1. 5 years old .
please suggest me whether it is sufficient to manage and saving potential .

please suggest

pvelayudam :

sir

i am Indian who got job offer in Oman at 833 Oman Rial .  i am going to relocate my self along with my family size 2 +2   one children is first standard and the other one is 1. 5 years old .
please suggest me whether it is sufficient to manage and saving potential .

please suggest

Hi pvelayudam,

Whether or not the salary quoted would be sufficient for a family of 4 would depend on what the inclusions and exclusions are in the package offered.

If it's an all-inclusive package it would be rather tight. Also, the place of stay and place of work would matter in deciding if the deal is good or not.

Note that if accommodation and transportation are provided then it would be generally manageable.

If I stayed my self alone  then what would be my saving potential. My package is inclusive of HRA  and Food. And exclusive of transporation . My work   location is Ruwi

pvelayudam :

If I stayed my self alone  then what would be my saving potential. My package is inclusive of HRA  and Food. And exclusive of transporation . My work   location is Ruwi

Hi pvelayudam,

You could look at a 1BHK / sharing accommodation depending on your choice. Furnishing and equipping the house / room would be a one-time cost. Once the initial settling down expenses have all been met, you should be able to save about 60% upwards of your monthly income.

what is cost of living in ghala as bachelor like accommodation and food and miscellaneous expenses .

please suggest

pvelayudam :

what is cost of living in ghala as bachelor like accommodation and food and miscellaneous expenses .

please suggest

Say roughly about R.O. 150/- to R.O. 200/- per month.

Hey Guys,

I was considering moving to Muscat and wanted few information regarding the same. The job offer includes a salary of US$1500 per month excluding housing or transportation costs. Wanted to check whether it will be enough for a couple, also wanted to make sure once initial one time set up costs are borne, what would be the potential monthly saving?

A.Mazumdar :

Hey Guys,

I was considering moving to Muscat and wanted few information regarding the same. The job offer includes a salary of US$1500 per month excluding housing or transportation costs. Wanted to check whether it will be enough for a couple, also wanted to make sure once initial one time set up costs are borne, what would be the potential monthly saving?

Please confirm if the salary is in  Dollars or in Omani Rials. As far as I know, no Omani company offers a salary in USD unless its an outsourced multinational firm.

Well its not the official salary offered. A ballpark estimate of gross salary range in US$. :|

I have no idea about your background ...
however USD 1500 would translate to a little less than OMR 600.

make sure you do not fall below the benchmark of OMR 600 , which is required for family visa .
With around 600 , you shall have a reasonable living , but there would not be a lot to save .

Suggest , go through the details mentioned in 'cost of living" .
Many members have precisely mentioned the cost of individual items which could help you assess your situation based on your lifestyle.

Best Wishes

A.Mazumdar :

Well its not the official salary offered. A ballpark estimate of gross salary range in US$. :|

USD 1500, probably would not allow you to apply the residence visa of your partner as I feel it would be converted to less than OMR 600. This somehow is survivable for a bachelor but would be a bit tough for a couple, yet manageable.

Indeed, i thought so but wanted some opinions. Thanks for your support guys. :)

Dear all,
I have got a job in Oman with 400 omr salary..can I take my family family(wife and one baby there)keeping in view the salary and expenses../need a honest reply.
Thanks

Dear Shan_alam

Unfortunately no .
Reasons are given in this particular thread itself .....you just need to scroll up .

Best Wishes

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