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Cost of living 2018 in Oman

Hello everyone,

As per our annual tradition, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Oman.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Oman will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman?

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Oman?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Oman?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman?
100+

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Oman?
Not sure

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?
depends on the city, here in Buraimi 1 rials to 1 and half.

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
depends on the family members...70+ will be OK

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
included in the above

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Oman?
not sure

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?
80+

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
20+

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
20

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
home take

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
1.5 rials

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
2.5

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?
30 per month

I am talking about a small city in Buraimi :)

1  BR apartment in Al Khoud Souq brand new and modern finishing = OMR 200 1 year contract

In city centre this will cost OMR 300 minimum (Al Khuwair, Qurum, Ghubra, Bowsher, Azaibah) Can be higher in Qurum and Azaibah.

Electricity and water = OMR 15 minimum depends on the weather and usage.

Petrol = OMR 9/ week, home-office-home based on 36 km one way distance and 2.4 engine vehicle

Weekend fun i consume OMR 15 minimum depends on the distance and terrain. Off roading and mountain trails consumes more.

My LPG consumption = OMR 4 for am 11kg cylinder for 6 months

Lunch = OMR 1 minimum depends where and what you buy.

Espresso Coffee - OMR 1.7 minimum

I don't go to cinema and gym.

For the phone agaibmn will depend on the usage, i am paying OMR 29 for a 2 year contract with Omantel 250 minutes national call, unlimited sms, 8gb data inclusing the device samsung s8+

For newcomers check the deals with the providers for the package suitable for you.

Unlimited wifi with omantel is OMR 20 with free minutes on national calls from a fixed line phone.

Ooredoo has a wireless wifi, please check the websites.

Hexabella,

this one sounds interesting.

" OMR 29 for a 2 year contract with Omantel 250 minutes national call, unlimited sms, 8gb data inclusing the device samsung s8+".

You mean there is no other monthly charges if you one does not breach the 250 minutes barrier or 8 GB limit ?

aww I guess it is OMR 29 monthly !

Ruwi costs seems to be cheaper !

1. 1 BHK is between OMR 200 to 250 ( this includes best possible building in MBD Ruwi).

2. Broadband Omantel has the OMR 20 unlimited scheme ( OMR 25 with a higher speed). The fibre optic option is still not available though Ooredoo provides wireless options.

3. Electricity + Water around OMR 15 with minimum usage ( water being 2/3 portion)

4. A veg meal in the likes of koliwada is OMR 1 and Khana khazana is 1.6. Add another 300 to 500 baiza for a non veg option

5. Generally grocery (the entire shopping bill for food items could be between 70 to 100 OMR. ( However this one is very individualistic)

6. We pay OMR 3 for the cylinder ( 20.6 is inscribed on the cylinder .....whatever tat means!).

7. OMR 180 for a 1 yr Gym contract

Answer of Questions from my experience of last 02 years in Oman:

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? OMR. 150-250 (Avg)

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Oman? OMR. 6000-20000 (Avg)

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? OMR. 30-60 (Monthly Avg.)

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta? OMR. 20- 80 (Avg Monthly)

What is your monthly budget for groceries?  OMR. 15- 50 (Avg Monthly)

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Oman?  OMR. 15- 100 (Avg Monthly )

How much do you pay for health insurance per month? OMR. 10-50 (Avg Monthly)

How much does childcare cost on average per month?  OMR. 30- 60 (Avg Monthly)

What is your child's schooling budget per month?  OMR. 40- 200. (Avg. Monthly)

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank? OMR. 40- 80 (Avg. Monthly)

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?  OMR. 10- 60 (Avg. Monthly)

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription? OMR. 25- 60 (Avg. Monthly)

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? OMR. 25- 60 (Avg. Monthly)

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? OMR. 15- 30 (Avg Monthly)

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket? OMR. 5-20 (Avg. Monthly)

How much does a gym membership cost in[ Oman? OMR. 15-50 (Monthly)

IndianWanderlust :

Hexabella,

this one sounds interesting.

" OMR 29 for a 2 year contract with Omantel 250 minutes national call, unlimited sms, 8gb data inclusing the device samsung s8+".

You mean there is no other monthly charges if you one does not breach the 250 minutes barrier or 8 GB limit ?

If you exceed there will be additional charges as per actual usage but very minimal. It was a very good deal, visit any Omantel office, I went to Grand Mall and the lady was helpful. They have all kinds of phone there, even iphones.

Depends on the device, theRre is a down-payment of omr 60 and deposit of omr 50 which is refundable after 2 years contract.

Correction....Omantel Avenues Mall*

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman?
( RO = RIAL OMANI)
In Sohar area aprtments start from 150ro to 250ro
if villa for rent 120ro to 250ro depends on rooms and spaces and place
For flat 150ro to 300ro (if furnished flat start from 250ro to 400ro)
For bachelors room availables from 50ro.
In saham 30 km far from sohar more less.

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Oman?
Not sure.

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?
In the sohar city 500 baisa to 1.5ro

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
If you count for family for 1 month you can manage from 50ro to 75ro for 5 peoples

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
Perhead 10ro to 15ro

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Oman?
Normally every doctor in hospitals they charge 3.5ro and the madicine costs depends
Badar sama and alrahfah (aster) doctor fees is 3.5 even for specialist
And small clinic also doctor fees 2 to 3 ro
I have bad exprience with badar sama so i will never perfer anyone to go for badarsama better go for alrahfah.

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?
N/A

How much does childcare cost on average per month?
For infant 30ro
For 4 to 5 years same as adults.

What is your child's schooling budget per month?
Indian school sohar from UKG to standerd 10 some 200ro to 350ro aprox

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
For my 3.5ltr maxima now days 13 to 13.5 ro for full tank

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
Depends on ur use of electronic items but permonth normally 5 to 10ro
Gas 3 ro cylinder
Water 5 ro.

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
Homebroadband 25 ro for better speed of internet
For mobile postpaid 9ro month with 200min local free calls to any networks with 1gb package from omantel or 5ro for hayyak 1gb
Bad expreince with Ooreedoo so far from ooreedoo

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
For fast food perhead 2 to 3 ro

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
1.5 ro to 2 ro

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
For normal 2ro for 3d movie 3 ro.

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?
For gym permonth 10 to 15 ro depends on gym and its membership packeges
For horizon yearly subscription 99 ro.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman?

160 rial for 2BHK, sohar

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Oman?

No idea

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

Taxi- for 25 km 700 baiza, for short distance 200 baiza even 1 or 2 km

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

roti & curry- 500 baiza to 600 baiza in normal restaurant.

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

40-50 rial for 2 people.

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Oman?

Consultation fee from 2.5 rial to 4 rial.

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

Employer will pay insurance premium, per annum its costs 200-250 rial

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

No idea

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

50 rial for LKG

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

petrol 200 baiza per ltr avg

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

Gas cylinder 3 rial
Water  bill will be 3-5 rial per month
Electricity consumption will hit 10 rial per month in summer and 4 rial avg rest of months.

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

Internet 20 rial per month for home broadband.

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

approx 1 rial

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

2 rial per ticket, however lot of promotions are there for movie tickets. In promotions it will cost 1 rial

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?

No idea

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? To rent from 250 and up

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

*some taxi are on meter so depend where you going in a day 5-6 rial

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

*15 rial

What is your monthly budget for groceries?
* 50 rial

What is your child's schooling budget per month?  400 rial

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?  * 30 rial

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

*25 rial oredoo

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?  10 rial

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?  3 rial

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?  60 per month

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