Cost of Living Comparison Between Muscat and Dubai

Dubai  Muscat

You would need around RO2,015.20 (19,226.37AED) in Dubai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with RO1,200.00 in Muscat (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Cost of Living Plus Rent Index to compare cost of living. This assumes net earnings (after income tax). You can change the amount in this calculation.

 

Indices Difference
Consumer Prices in Dubai are 30.56% higher than in Muscat
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 67.93% higher than in Muscat
Rent Prices in Dubai are 136.93% higher than in Muscat
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 12.03% higher than in Muscat
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 19.43% higher than in Muscat
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 5.35% lower than in Muscat

 

Items   Muscat Dubai Difference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.00 RO 3.14 RO      +4.81 %
(28.62 AED) (30.00 AED)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 14.50 RO 16.25 RO      +12.04 %
(138.34 AED) (155.00 AED)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.30 RO 2.62 RO      +13.93 %
(21.94 AED) (25.00 AED)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.10 RO 4.19 RO      +35.24 %
(29.58 AED) (40.00 AED)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.25 RO 4.19 RO      +29.00 %
(31.01 AED) (40.00 AED)
Cappuccino (regular) 1.72 RO 1.72 RO      +0.14 %
(16.42 AED) (16.44 AED)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.18 RO 0.18 RO      -1.98 %
(1.75 AED) (1.71 AED)
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.10 RO 0.13 RO      +20.10 %
(1.00 AED) (1.20 AED)
Markets    
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.63 RO 0.59RO      -6.81 %
(6.05 AED) (5.64 AED)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.40 RO 0.49 RO      +22.70 %
(3.83 AED) (4.69 AED)
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.71 RO 0.91 RO      +27.86 %
(6.80 AED) (8.69 AED)
Eggs (12) 1.00 ﷼ 1.15 ﷼      +14.40 %
(9.58 AED) (10.96 AED)
Local Cheese (1kg) 2.33 RO 3.22 RO      +38.18 %
(22.26 AED) (30.76 AED)
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 2.46 RO 2.61 RO      +6.40 %
(23.43 AED) (24.93 AED)
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.27 RO 3.83 RO      +16.90 %
(31.25 AED) (36.53 AED)
Apples (1kg) 0.91 RO 0.92 RO      +0.97 %
(8.65 AED) (8.74 AED)
Banana (1kg) 0.66 RO 0.74 RO      +11.89 %
(6.33 AED) (7.08 AED)
Oranges (1kg) 0.77 RO 0.79 RO      +2.85 %
(7.31 AED) (7.52 AED)
Tomato (1kg) 0.65 RO 0.70 RO      +7.83 %
(6.20 AED) (6.69 AED)
Potato (1kg) 0.41 RO 0.44 RO      +8.24 %
(3.91 AED) (4.23 AED)
Onion (1kg) 0.35 RO 0.41 RO      +16.26 %
(3.39 AED) (3.94 AED)
Lettuce (1 head) 0.60 RO 0.72 RO      +19.32 %
(5.72 AED) (6.83 AED)
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.22 RO 0.23 RO      +5.08 %
(2.08 AED) (2.18 AED)
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 RO 7.34 RO      +22.28 %
(57.24 AED) (70.00 AED)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.40 RO 3.51 RO      +150.81 %
(13.36 AED) (33.50 AED)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.45 RO 3.87 RO      +166.90 %
(13.83 AED) (36.92 AED)
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.20 RO 1.05 RO      -12.65 %
(11.45 AED) (10.00 AED)
Transportation    
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 RO 0.52 RO      +74.69 %
(2.86 AED) (5.00 AED)
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10.00 RO 26.20 RO      +162.04 %
(95.41 AED) (250.00 AED)
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 RO 1.26 RO      +25.78 %
(9.54 AED) (12.00 AED)
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.20 RO 0.21 RO      +4.81 %
(1.91 AED) (2.00 AED)
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RO 3.14 RO      +4.81 %
(28.62 AED) (30.00 AED)
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.16 RO 0.18 RO      +12.29 %
(1.54 AED) (1.72 AED)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,000.00 RO 7,861.09 RO      +12.30 %
(66,784.61 AED) (75,000.00 AED)
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,700.00 RO 6,899.26 RO      -10.40 %
(73,463.08 AED) (65,823.51 AED)
Utilities (Monthly)    
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 22.94 RO 63.49 RO      +176.75 %
(218.89 AED) (605.76 AED)
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 RO 0.05 RO      -19.36 %
(0.58 AED) (0.47 AED)
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.19 RO 33.83 RO      +45.87 %
(221.27 AED) (322.76 AED)
Sports And Leisure    
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18.98 RO 36.49 RO      +92.29 %
(181.06 AED) (348.15 AED)
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.45 RO 10.59 RO      +64.09 %
(61.58 AED) (101.04 AED)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 RO 3.67 RO      +4.81 %
(33.39 AED) (35.00 AED)
Clothing And Shoes    
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 18.52 RO 30.94 RO      +67.04 %
(176.71 AED) (295.18 AED)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 16.76 RO 21.84 RO      +30.30 %
(159.92 AED) (208.38 AED)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 27.91 RO 36.80 RO      +31.85 %
(266.31 AED) (351.12 AED)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 25.05 RO 37.81 RO      +50.96 %
(238.97 AED) (360.76 AED)
Rent Per Month    
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 327.27 RO 798.87 RO      +144.10 %
(3,122.40 AED) (7,621.75 AED)
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 226.21 RO 540.90 RO      +139.11 %
(2,158.21 AED) (5,160.54 AED)
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 667.24 RO 1,580.27 RO      +136.84 %
(6,365.92 AED) (15,076.84 AED)
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 477.93 RO 1,104.34 RO      +131.07 %
(4,559.78 AED) (10,536.15 AED)
Buy Apartment Price    
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 880.00 RO 1,822.15 RO      +107.06 %
(8,395.78 AED) (17,384.53 AED)
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 260.00 RO 1,036.86 RO      +298.79 %
(2,480.57 AED) (9,892.37 AED)
Salaries And Financing    
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 806.22 RO 1,281.43 RO      +58.94 %
(7,691.86 AED) (12,225.69 AED)
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.88 4.16      -14.66 %
Last update: November, 2016 December, 2016

 

Source: https://www.numbeo.com

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