Muscat travel budget

Muscat: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Muscat

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.2 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1095* (392 OMR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 9.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2193* (784 OMR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3375* (1204 OMR)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Muscat compared to Oman in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Muscat in 2019 is 19% less than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Muscat in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Muscat by expense type

Restaurant budget in Muscat

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Muscat is 19% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.2/person
($ 5.5 to $ 8.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 13 to $ 35)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.5 to $ 8.2)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.2 for 500ml
($ 5.5 to $ 12)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.1 for 330ml
($ 2.5 to $ 5.5)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 4.2 to $ 6.9)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Muscat

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Muscat is 19% cheaper than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 49 to $ 66)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 54 to $ 104)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 49 to $ 107)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 81 to $ 193)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 298/night
($ 156 to $ 467)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 104/month
($ 59 to $ 171)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 192/month
($ 88 to $ 352)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 119/month
($ 97 to $ 140)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 404/month
($ 114 to $ 1029)

129% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Muscat

On average, the price of supermarket food in Muscat is 32% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 3.5)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.5/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 14)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.2/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 8.8)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 3.3)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.8/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 12)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Muscat

On average, the price of transport in Muscat is 47% cheaper than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 39/month
($ 27 to $ 42)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.6 to $ 5.5)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 120)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Muscat

On average, the cost of housing in Muscat is 30% cheaper than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 60/month
($ 29 to $ 98)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 77/month
($ 57 to $ 98)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 732/month
($ 554 to $ 1107)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1406
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 525/month
($ 416 to $ 692)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1332/month
($ 970 to $ 2076)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2283
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 887/month
($ 692 to $ 1246)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1784
Gym
Gym
$ 53/month
($ 24 to $ 112)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 261/month
($ 84 to $ 554)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9046/yr
($ 4150 to $ 15214)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17521

Leisure activity budget in Muscat

On average, budget for leisure activities in Muscat is 22% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.7/ticket
($ 8.2 to $ 12)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
($ 14 to $ 51)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Muscat

On average, shopping budget in Muscat is 9% cheaper than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.3/pack
($ 2.7 to $ 3.3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 26 to $ 84)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 29 to $ 84)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 57 to $ 112)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 72
($ 42 to $ 106)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Muscat
London → Muscat
London → Muscat
$ 711
(fair price: $ 563)
Manchester → Muscat
Manchester → Muscat
Manchester → Muscat
$ 750
(fair price: $ 634)
New York City → Muscat
New York City → Muscat
New York City → Muscat
$ 1046
(fair price: $ 923)
Dublin → Muscat
Dublin → Muscat
Dublin → Muscat
$ 685
(fair price: $ 575)
Edinburgh → Muscat
Edinburgh → Muscat
Edinburgh → Muscat
$ 783
(fair price: $ 655)
Sydney → Muscat
Sydney → Muscat
Sydney → Muscat
$ 1391
(fair price: $ 1242)
Los Angeles → Muscat
Los Angeles  → Muscat
Los Angeles  → Muscat
$ 1303
(fair price: $ 1162)
Melbourne → Muscat
Melbourne → Muscat
Melbourne → Muscat
$ 1260
(fair price: $ 1112)
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
$ 1149
(fair price: $ 1009)
Montreal → Muscat
Montreal → Muscat
Montreal → Muscat
$ 1224
(fair price: $ 1054)
Perth → Muscat
Perth → Muscat
Perth → Muscat
$ 1385
(fair price: $ 1219)

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About this information on the cost of living in Muscat

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

The information about the cost of living in Muscat was updated on 10-10-2019.

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