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.
  • $ 9.8 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1121* (406 OMR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2234* (812 OMR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3447* (1246 OMR)

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


Cost of living in Muscat compared to Oman in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Muscat in 2020 is 23% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Muscat in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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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 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 3.9 to $ 15)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 44)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.8/person
($ 5.6 to $ 11)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8.5 for 500ml
($ 5.6 to $ 17)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 12)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 7)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Muscat

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Muscat is 31% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 48 to $ 71)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 53 to $ 104)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 49 to $ 110)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 81 to $ 188)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 290/night
($ 158 to $ 446)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 103/month
($ 59 to $ 163)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 182/month
($ 85 to $ 324)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 118/month
($ 95 to $ 138)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 234/month
($ 113 to $ 469)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Muscat

On average, the price of supermarket food in Muscat is 29% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 2.9)

93% 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 $ 2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 3.7)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.6/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 17)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 8.4)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.6)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.5)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.9/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 5.6)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 5 to $ 15)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Muscat

On average, the price of transport in Muscat is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 39/month
($ 39 to $ 85)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

19% 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)
$ 3.3
($ 1.4 to $ 5.6)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 120)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Muscat

On average, the cost of housing in Muscat is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 61/month
($ 29 to $ 114)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 82/month
($ 58 to $ 127)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 672/month
($ 423 to $ 1127)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1487
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 445/month
($ 339 to $ 704)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1189
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1269/month
($ 845 to $ 2816)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2412
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 833/month
($ 621 to $ 1408)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1890
Gym
Gym
$ 57/month
($ 29 to $ 114)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 210/month
($ 85 to $ 634)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1034
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8649/yr
($ 2816 to $ 15480)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18156

Leisure activity budget in Muscat

On average, budget for leisure activities in Muscat is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.8/ticket
($ 7 to $ 15)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 12 to $ 71)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Muscat

On average, shopping budget in Muscat is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 2.9 to $ 7)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 23 to $ 85)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 21 to $ 114)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 76
($ 52 to $ 141)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 66
($ 35 to $ 114)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Muscat
Manchester → Muscat
Manchester → Muscat
$ 734
(fair price: $ 607)
London → Muscat
London → Muscat
London → Muscat
$ 711
(fair price: $ 542)
New York City → Muscat
New York City → Muscat
New York City → Muscat
$ 1041
(fair price: $ 895)
Edinburgh → Muscat
Edinburgh → Muscat
Edinburgh → Muscat
$ 723
(fair price: $ 619)
Sydney → Muscat
Sydney → Muscat
Sydney → Muscat
$ 1351
(fair price: $ 1181)
Melbourne → Muscat
Melbourne → Muscat
Melbourne → Muscat
$ 1228
(fair price: $ 1062)
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
Toronto (Ontario) → Muscat
$ 1211
(fair price: $ 1033)
Los Angeles → Muscat
Los Angeles  → Muscat
Los Angeles  → Muscat
$ 1281
(fair price: $ 1112)
Dublin → Muscat
Dublin → Muscat
Dublin → Muscat
$ 685
(fair price: $ 566)
Montreal → Muscat
Montreal → Muscat
Montreal → Muscat
$ 1175
(fair price: $ 1028)
Perth → Muscat
Perth → Muscat
Perth → Muscat
$ 1342
(fair price: $ 1180)
Auckland → Muscat
Auckland → Muscat
Auckland → Muscat
$ 1777
(fair price: $ 1536)

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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 01-06-2020.

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