Cost of Living in Sohar and Salalah

Cost of Living Comparison- Sohar vs. Salalah

الرواتب في صلالة وصحار

 

Ever wondered how much it cost to live in Sohar as opposed to Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman?

 

Below is a complete cost of living comparison job seekers can use to assess job offers in these two Omani cities:

 

SoharSalalahDifference
RestaurantsRORO
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant1.251.50     +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course7.008.00     +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)3.002.25     -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)2.751.50     -45.45 %
Cappuccino (regular)1.151.65     +43.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)0.150.20     +33.33 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle)0.100.10     -0.00 %
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter)0.500.58     +16.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)0.500.38     -23.75 %
Rice (white), (1kg)1.000.62     -37.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12)0.830.94     +12.50 %
Local Cheese (1kg)3.002.25     -25.00 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)1.871.50     -19.64 %
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)3.003.25     +8.33 %
Apples (1kg)1.300.89     -31.41 %
Banana (1kg)0.750.50     -33.33 %
Oranges (1kg)0.600.70     +16.67 %
Tomato (1kg)0.500.50     0.00 %
Potato (1kg)0.400.39     -3.13 %
Onion (1kg)0.400.39     -2.08 %
Lettuce (1 head)0.500.85     +70.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle)0.200.20     0.00 %
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)0.441.00     +127.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)?15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)1.000.50     -50.00 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)0.100.50     +400.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)6.002.50     -58.33 %
Gasoline (1 liter)0.240.18     -22.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)6,0009,000     +50.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)7,2508,000     +10.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment1520     +33.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)0.060.05     -20.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)23.5022.17     -5.67 %
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult18.3318.33     0.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)310     +233.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat24     +100.00 %
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child10046.67     -53.33 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child1,6001,200     -25.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)13.5016.40     +21.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …)3015.50     -48.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)2526.25     +5.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes2121     0.00 %
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre175176     +0.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre115126     +9.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre400303.33     -24.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre260226.67     -12.82 %
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)306.67500     +63.04 %

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