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:

 

Sohar Salalah Difference
Restaurants RO RO
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.25 1.50      +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7.00 8.00      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.00 2.25      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.75 1.50      -45.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.15 1.65      +43.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.15 0.20      +33.33 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.10 0.10      -0.00 %
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.50 0.58      +16.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.50 0.38      -23.75 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.00 0.62      -37.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.83 0.94      +12.50 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 3.00 2.25      -25.00 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 1.87 1.50      -19.64 %
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.00 3.25      +8.33 %
Apples (1kg) 1.30 0.89      -31.41 %
Banana (1kg) 0.75 0.50      -33.33 %
Oranges (1kg) 0.60 0.70      +16.67 %
Tomato (1kg) 0.50 0.50      0.00 %
Potato (1kg) 0.40 0.39      -3.13 %
Onion (1kg) 0.40 0.39      -2.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.50 0.85      +70.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.20 0.20      0.00 %
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.44 1.00      +127.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ? 15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 0.50      -50.00 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.10 0.50      +400.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.00 2.50      -58.33 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.24 0.18      -22.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,000 9,000      +50.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,250 8,000      +10.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 15 20      +33.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 0.05      -20.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.50 22.17      -5.67 %
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18.33 18.33      0.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3 10      +233.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2 4      +100.00 %
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 100 46.67      -53.33 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,600 1,200      -25.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 13.50 16.40      +21.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 30 15.50      -48.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 25 26.25      +5.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 21 21      0.00 %
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 175 176      +0.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 115 126      +9.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 400 303.33      -24.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 260 226.67      -12.82 %
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 306.67 500      +63.04 %

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