Cost of living 2019 in Oman

Hello everyone,

As we usually do each year, 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 about buying 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 or health 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

Hello

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? How about buying an apartment or a house in Oman?. Rent: 180 to 600 OMR, Buy: 35.000 to 80.000 OMR

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? The public transportation isn't good enough, better to buy or rent a car. To rent basic car (nothing fancy) in an agency cost 180 OMR per month.

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
Bread 1.5 OMR, rice 0.8 OMR

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 70 OMR

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Oman?
30 OMR

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?
My job include health insurance.

How much does childcare cost on average per month?
I don't have kids
What is your child's schooling budget per month?
I don't have kids

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
If the tank is completely empty cost 15 OMR

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

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

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

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
I don't drink espresso coffe

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
Imax cost 4.5 OMR


How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?
160 to 250 OMR

Thank you for sharing your experience.
Welcome!!

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? How about buying an apartment or a house in Oman? 150-400

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? Taxi little costly but buy car its good.Bus available its cheep

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta? Rice--6 riyal/10 Kg-maximum 100 enough for family per month

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 100 omr/month

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Oman? Its free for medical insurance .all company provide insurance

How much do you pay for health insurance per month? no idea

How much does childcare cost on average per month? depends up child age.

What is your child's schooling budget per month? 40 omr per month school fees+transport

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank? 15km/20km/per litter--0.221 paica per litter

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month? 15 omr

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription? 25 omr(250 GB)

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? minimum need 15 riyals/family

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? no idea

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket? 3.5 omr

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman? no idea

Hi Priscilla,


How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? How about buying an apartment or a house in Oman - 180 rial you can get 1 bhk flat for small family but it depends on area , if you are looking anywhere near by airport area then the rent is 200 to 300 rials , if you 30 minutes away then it is more cheaper , i am bachelor and sharing room with 1 person , we individually pay 55 rials rent and 5 rials for wifi

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi) - depends on your destination , normal travelling will cost 300 baiza per way and if you take private taxi the 1 to 2 rials

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta -
Rice (5 kg in 3 to 4 rials , depends whihc quality you are taking)
Bread - multigrain bread big packet will come in 300 baiza



What is your monthly budget for groceries - For 1 person 35 to 40 rials enough, sometimes 50 to 60 if you eat outside on weekends

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Oman - Doctors and hospitals are very expensive here , and those are not good also. Local people also prefer going INDIA if any measure problem is there. Normal charges are 5 to 10 Omani rials just to go and do check up in hospital

How much do you pay for health insurance per month - I get it from my company

How much does childcare cost on average per month - sorry but i am bachelor , so can not answer this question

What is your child's schooling budget per month - No idea as i am not married yet

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank - 5 rials approx

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month - gas (3.5 rials), electricity + water (8 rials)

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription - The most expensive thing here is internet,  In mobile if you buy data pack the it will cost you 3 rials for 500 mb, the best option is take home wifi and share in 4  to 5 people

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays - 1 rial is normal charge for proper food , at some places it is 3 rials or 4 also but it depends on your choice

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee - 1.5 rial

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket - 2.5 rial

How much does a gym membership cost in Oman - 50 rials (6 month), 90 rials (1 year)

Where can u buy for 35,000?

Hello

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? How about buying an apartment or a house in Oman?. Rent: 180 to 500 OMR, Buy:not too sure never enquired about it.

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? public transportation is not easily available and not accessible in many areas, unless one is living in Main Street. taxi's are easily available price depends on how well u can bargain.


How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
Bread 1.5 OMR, rice 0.8 OMR pasta: 3.0 - 5.0 OMR

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 40-50 OMR

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Oman?
health insurance(AXA Insurance) covers it for me, so I pay the minimal charge roughly 2 OMR per visit, but this also depends on type of doctor as well. for example: GP will cost .500 raise for me where as ENT or eyes will cost me 2.5 OMR. 

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?
My job provides me with health insurance.

How much does childcare cost on average per month?  N/A
What is your child's schooling budget per month?  N/A

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
If the tank is completely empty cost 13-15 OMR

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
15-20 OMR

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
25-30 OMR depending on your plan.

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
1.5-3 OMR

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
1 OMR @ local coffee shop - approx 1-2 OMR @ Starbucks

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
Imax cost 3.5 - 4.5 OMR


How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?
150 to 250 OMR per year

Thank you

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your valuable inputs. May i suggest that you mention  your town/city/area as well in your post so that we get a more precise idea ? It would be very much appreciated.

For those who have already posted, you may send me a private message with your city/region, i will add it to your post.

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Thanks in advance,
Bhavna

muscat

alexsu250 :

Hello

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Oman? How about buying an apartment or a house in Oman?. Rent: 180 to 600 OMR, Buy: 35.000 to 80.000 OMR depending on location and quality.

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? The public transportation isn't good enough, better to buy or rent a car. To rent basic car (nothing fancy) in an agency cost 200 OMR per month.

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
Bread 1.5 OMR, rice 0.8 OMR also depending on kind and brand.

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 170 OMR in Masqat.

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Oman?
30 OMR

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?
My job include health insurance.

How much does childcare cost on average per month? n/a
I don't have kids
What is your child's schooling budget per month? n/a
I don't have kids

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
If the tank is completely empty cost 15 OMR

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
20 OMR or it may be included in the rent.

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

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

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? 2OMR


How much do you pay for a cinema ticket? n/a



How much does a gym membership cost in Oman?
110 to 150 OMR / year

Thank you for sharing your experience.
Welcome!!

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