Whether you're living in Oman or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

1,400 OMR

average per month

360 OMR

Range

3,000 OMR

2,700 OMR

average per month

530 OMR

Range

4,300 OMR

4,300 OMR

average per month

1,200 OMR

Range

6,400 OMR

1,100 OMR

average per month

180 OMR

Range

2,300 OMR

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Oman is 1,400 OMR. Expenses can range from 360 OMR at the minimum level to 3,000 OMR at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Oman is 2,700 OMR. Expenditure can range from 530 OMR to 4,300 OMR per month.

The average cost of living for families in Oman is 4,300 OMR per month. Families spend anywhere from 1,200 OMR to 6,400 OMR.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Oman is 1,100 OMR. Students spend from 180 OMR to 2,300 OMR per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

0.36 OMR

0.36 OMR

0.36 OMR

combo meal

3.6 OMR

2.5 OMR

5.9 OMR

meal for one

12 OMR

9.4 OMR

15 OMR

meal for one

30 OMR

20 OMR

36 OMR

Soft Drink

0.30 OMR

0.30 OMR

0.30 OMR

or latte

2.4 OMR

1.5 OMR

3.6 OMR

large bottle

1.8 OMR

1.5 OMR

2.0 OMR

bread

0.25 OMR

0.22 OMR

0.30 OMR

eggs

1.8 OMR

1.5 OMR

2.2 OMR

chicken

4.1 OMR

3.2 OMR

5.1 OMR

1 kg or 1 lb

4.7 OMR

4.0 OMR

5.9 OMR

1 kg or 1 lb

2.5 OMR

2.2 OMR

3.0 OMR

1 kg or 1 lb

1.2 OMR

0.99 OMR

1.5 OMR

1 kg or 1 lb

1.3 OMR

1.1 OMR

1.4 OMR

1 kg or 1 lb

1.2 OMR

1.1 OMR

1.4 OMR

taxi ride

1.8 OMR

1.5 OMR

3.6 OMR

full tank

12 OMR

8.9 OMR

24 OMR

1-day rental

12 OMR

8.9 OMR

18 OMR

price

8,900 OMR

4,400 OMR

12,000 OMR

one way

0.44 OMR

0.30 OMR

0.89 OMR

Service

18 OMR

12 OMR

36 OMR

and water bill

85 OMR

21 OMR

180 OMR

and water bill

110 OMR

27 OMR

210 OMR

and water bill

170 OMR

37 OMR

190 OMR

and cable

18 OMR

8.9 OMR

24 OMR

charges

12 OMR

7.1 OMR

36 OMR

ticket

5.9 OMR

4.4 OMR

8.9 OMR

membership

18 OMR

14 OMR

36 OMR

or pants

15 OMR

10 OMR

22 OMR

dress

14 OMR

9.9 OMR

44 OMR

shoes

13 OMR

9.4 OMR

30 OMR

shoes

9.9 OMR

8.1 OMR

20 OMR

suit

11 OMR

8.9 OMR

59 OMR

t-shirt

5.9 OMR

4.4 OMR

18 OMR

apartment

220 OMR

150 OMR

590 OMR

apartment

360 OMR

220 OMR

890 OMR

apartment

440 OMR

300 OMR

1,200 OMR

apartment

44,000 OMR

30,000 OMR

89,000 OMR

apartment

59,000 OMR

36,000 OMR

220,000 OMR

apartment

180,000 OMR

59,000 OMR

360,000 OMR

Bed

220 OMR

180 OMR

300 OMR

Bed

180 OMR

120 OMR

220 OMR

Bed

140 OMR

100 OMR

180 OMR

Room

250 OMR

200 OMR

890 OMR

Table

120 OMR

89 OMR

220 OMR

or Couch

160 OMR

120 OMR

360 OMR

Set

180 OMR

120 OMR

360 OMR

or Freezer

160 OMR

100 OMR

220 OMR

Machine

200 OMR

140 OMR

360 OMR

or Cooker

160 OMR

130 OMR

220 OMR

Phone

180 OMR

150 OMR

250 OMR

or Computer

200 OMR

160 OMR

360 OMR

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Oman

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 130 OMR |

AVERAGE | 510 OMR |

HIGH | 1,100 OMR |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 21 OMR |

AVERAGE | 85 OMR |

HIGH | 180 OMR |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 28 OMR |

AVERAGE | 110 OMR |

HIGH | 240 OMR |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 57 OMR |

AVERAGE | 230 OMR |

HIGH | 480 OMR |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 32 OMR |

AVERAGE | 130 OMR |

HIGH | 270 OMR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 18 OMR |

AVERAGE | 71 OMR |

HIGH | 150 OMR |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 7.1 OMR |

AVERAGE | 28 OMR |

HIGH | 60 OMR |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 64 OMR |

AVERAGE | 260 OMR |

HIGH | 540 OMR |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Oman

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 180 OMR |

AVERAGE | 880 OMR |

HIGH | 1,400 OMR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 27 OMR |

AVERAGE | 110 OMR |

HIGH | 210 OMR |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 64 OMR |

AVERAGE | 320 OMR |

HIGH | 510 OMR |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 75 OMR |

AVERAGE | 370 OMR |

HIGH | 600 OMR |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 59 OMR |

AVERAGE | 290 OMR |

HIGH | 470 OMR |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 32 OMR |

AVERAGE | 160 OMR |

HIGH | 260 OMR |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 11 OMR |

AVERAGE | 53 OMR |

HIGH | 85 OMR |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 91 OMR |

AVERAGE | 450 OMR |

HIGH | 720 OMR |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Oman

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 400 OMR |

AVERAGE | 1,400 OMR |

HIGH | 2,000 OMR |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 37 OMR |

AVERAGE | 170 OMR |

HIGH | 190 OMR |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 99 OMR |

AVERAGE | 340 OMR |

HIGH | 510 OMR |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 220 OMR |

AVERAGE | 770 OMR |

HIGH | 1,200 OMR |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 99 OMR |

AVERAGE | 340 OMR |

HIGH | 510 OMR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 62 OMR |

AVERAGE | 210 OMR |

HIGH | 320 OMR |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 170 OMR |

AVERAGE | 600 OMR |

HIGH | 900 OMR |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 150 OMR |

AVERAGE | 510 OMR |

HIGH | 770 OMR |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Oman

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 43 OMR |

AVERAGE | 260 OMR |

HIGH | 550 OMR |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 7.1 OMR |

AVERAGE | 43 OMR |

HIGH | 92 OMR |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 12 OMR |

AVERAGE | 75 OMR |

HIGH | 160 OMR |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 36 OMR |

AVERAGE | 210 OMR |

HIGH | 460 OMR |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 11 OMR |

AVERAGE | 64 OMR |

HIGH | 140 OMR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 8.9 OMR |

AVERAGE | 53 OMR |

HIGH | 120 OMR |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 34 OMR |

AVERAGE | 200 OMR |

HIGH | 440 OMR |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 27 OMR |

AVERAGE | 160 OMR |

HIGH | 350 OMR |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Oman typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 750 OMR with expenditure ranging from 190 OMR and 1,300 OMR. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Oman ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 100 OMR with 23 OMR and 170 OMR being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 51 OMR to 360 OMR on commuting with 210 OMR being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Oman is 400 OMR. The cost of groceries can range between 98 OMR to 670 OMR. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Oman allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 50 OMR to 350 OMR with 210 OMR being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 30 OMR to 210 OMR with 120 OMR being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 220 OMR per month with 56 OMR being the minimum spent amount and 370 OMR being the maximum.