Travel budget in Oman

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Oman: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Oman for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1217* (434 OMR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person
  • $ 9.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2748* (966 OMR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3769* (1316 OMR)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Oman in 2020

Cost of living: Oman VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Oman in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Oman by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Oman compared to the national average.

Cities /Oman View Details
Muscat 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Muscat
Salalah 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Salalah
Sur 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sur
Sohar 29% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sohar

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Local prices in Oman by expense type

Oman: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Oman costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.6/person
($ 2.7 to $ 14)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9.7 to $ 36)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 5.6 to $ 9.7)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.4 for 500ml
($ 5 to $ 17)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.3 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 12)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.7/cup
($ 2.3 to $ 6.9)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Oman: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Oman costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 57 to $ 67)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 89 to $ 147)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 82 to $ 161)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 121 to $ 181)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 342/night
($ 262 to $ 450)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 115/month
($ 89 to $ 164)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 185/month
($ 114 to $ 282)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 98/month
($ 87 to $ 108)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 347/month
($ 136 to $ 768)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Oman: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Oman costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

102% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 3.3)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.6/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 14)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 8.5)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 4.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Salad
Salad
$ 1.7/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 5.6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8/kg
($ 5 to $ 12)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Oman: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Oman costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 42/month
($ 26 to $ 84)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.7 to $ 5.6)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 26/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 78)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Oman: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Oman costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 63/month
($ 34 to $ 113)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 82/month
($ 65 to $ 126)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 71
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 611/month
($ 418 to $ 1113)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1451
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 416/month
($ 279 to $ 696)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1162
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1144/month
($ 696 to $ 2641)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2359
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 751/month
($ 501 to $ 1390)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1850
Gym
Gym
$ 63/month
($ 29 to $ 140)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 196/month
($ 98 to $ 557)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1021
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8159/yr
($ 4169 to $ 13895)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18028

Oman: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Oman is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.7/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 14)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
($ 14 to $ 42)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Oman: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Oman costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.6/pack
($ 3.3 to $ 6.7)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 46
($ 23 to $ 82)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 21 to $ 84)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 42 to $ 140)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 67
($ 34 to $ 113)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Muscat
Manchester → Muscat
Manchester → Muscat
$ 722
(fair price: $ 612)
London → Muscat
London → Muscat
London → Muscat
$ 711
(fair price: $ 550)
New York City → Muscat
New York City → Muscat
New York City → Muscat
$ 1040
(fair price: $ 894)
Edinburgh → Muscat
Edinburgh → Muscat
Edinburgh → Muscat
$ 723
(fair price: $ 619)
Sydney → Muscat
Sydney → Muscat
Sydney → Muscat
$ 1350
(fair price: $ 1187)
Melbourne → Muscat
Melbourne → Muscat
Melbourne → Muscat
$ 1228
(fair price: $ 1065)
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
$ 1213
(fair price: $ 1034)
Los Angeles → Muscat
Los Angeles  → Muscat
Los Angeles  → Muscat
$ 1273
(fair price: $ 1119)
Dublin → Muscat
Dublin → Muscat
Dublin → Muscat
$ 685
(fair price: $ 567)
Montreal → Muscat
Montreal → Muscat
Montreal → Muscat
$ 1176
(fair price: $ 1028)
Perth → Muscat
Perth → Muscat
Perth → Muscat
$ 1346
(fair price: $ 1181)
Auckland → Muscat
Auckland → Muscat
Auckland → Muscat
$ 1769
(fair price: $ 1532)

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About the information on the cost of living in Oman

The information about the cost of living in Oman shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Oman updated on 18-03-2020.

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