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Living costs in Sohar

 
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now in ksa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Living costs in Sohar Reply with quote

Been offered a job in Sohar Uni just under 1500 riyals a month

after accommodation, travel, food and general living costs how much do you normally have left? I would probably live fairly frugally. Any advice please?
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pret a porter



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That salary sounds slightly above average for Oman.

A villa/apt costs 150 -200 RO/mo.
If you want to rent a car it should be 160 - 200 RO/mo.
Buying a car is cheaper in the long run. You can buy a nice used car for under 2000 RO, and sell it once you leave.
Utilities should be no more than 20 RO/mo, unless you keep your air con on 24/7.
Food is cheap, especially if you shop at the hyper markets.

In all, with your salary, I could see you comfortably saving at least 600 RO/mo, unless you have lots of debt to pay off back home, or like to go out every night (not that Sohar has a lot of options).
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Geronimo



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrefour is a popular supermarket in Sohar.
It sells a wide range of products,(as elsewhere in the Middle East).
Carrefourīs prices can be checked out online.
Go to -
http://www.carrefouroman.com/default.aspx?langauge=en&country=om
and click on the "Latest Promotions" tab.

Geronimo
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gator07



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Sohar typically have furnished/semi-furnished apartments for rent? If so, how much does a 1-2 bedroom typically go for?
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