I have read all your post,and i'm very much satisfied with ur comments
I have got a job in oman and planning to move by nov 8 from dubai offered salary 700 omr 250 for house rent car with fuel Telephone bill
I want to know whether i can able to live properly with my wife and save a bit
If you have already read my many responses given to queries of very similar nature as yours from others, you will have enough and more information at hand to take an informed decision. Because my detailed previous replies have covered pretty much every single cost related facet of living here in Muscat.
Okay, so from what you’ve mentioned I gather that your salary is an all inclusive package of R.O. 700/month. Though not a fancy figure, it should well suffice to lead an average lifestyle sans luxuries – but only if your company provides you with furnished accommodation, inclusive of a fully fitted kitchen. Else, you are in big trouble.
If you have to invest in furnishing your house and in fitting your kitchen and on top of it pay house rent every 3 months (or every 6 months, or even 1 year's rent in advance depending on where you choose to stay) all by yourself, then you will find it extremely challenging to even make ends meet.
On the contrary, if you get a fully furnished flat and if you live on a strictly ‘save-money-mode’ then you should be able to comfortably put aside about 40-50% of your monthly income as savings.
Your biggest expenditures would go on accommodation, followed by your living expenses (food) and transportation. The rest will all be incidental.
Im a keralite,wish to live in a good community and a good 1bhk or 2bhk flat.The rent i would like to spent is between 250-350 OMR.
Is that rent is given in advance for 1year or 6 months? IS there any deposit? will i get a good flat for this amount?
In a good locality, for the amount that you've specified you'll only get a 1 BHK flat.
If you're willing to compromise then you may get a 2 BHK flat - but surely, neither the house nor the neighbourhood will be inviting.
If you want to bring down your rent amount / squeeze your landlord, then you can bait him by paying 1 year's rent upfront and in advance. This practice is usually adopted by companies that pay rent for their employees’ accommodation.
Most landlords take post dated quarterly rent cheques from their tenants. Some do so every 6 months, while there are also some landlords who take monthly post dated cheques from their tenants - but this last benefit is extended only to those tenants who've been living in the owner's premises for a very long time.
No there's no deposit – only post dated cheques.
Good luck !
Last edited by Sumitran (22 October 2012 14:31:42)
I am an Indian working in Dubai and I am an IT professional earning 10k dhs in Dubai.
I have been offered 1300 R.O for a job in OMan, Please advice me whether this is a good and standard salary for an IT guy with 7 years of experience.
Also, I have not been provided with any other additional benifits other than 15 accomodation for just 15 days.
Please advice, I will not spend very luxury life and do only moderate expenses.
How much is the accomodation expenses in a studio flat or sharing accomodation.
Salary seems okay (for a single person), but what do you mean by no other benefits ?
Am sure you will be given medical cover plus annual paid holiday, with return airfare at least, since these are mandatory.
Rent for a studio apartment and sharing accommodation would depend based on the property’s location. You must of course consider proximity to your place of work.
Studio apartments would cost you more, plus you would have to furnish them and equip the kitchen which could prove to be rather costly.
A ballpark rent figure for sharing accommodation would be in the region of about R.O. 80/- to about R.O. 120/- per month. I am told that sharing accommodation is available for even rents as low as R.O. 40/- per month, but you can well imagine what the living conditions would be like.
Oman is cheaper when it comes to the cost of living and house rent as well, when compared to Dubai. Therefore your saving potential in Oman should be much higher than what you may have experienced in Dubai.
Best Wishes !
Last edited by Sumitran (04 November 2012 08:35:47)
I AM CURRENTLY working in doha Qatar, my company will transfer me to Muscat Oman on dec, i wish to know if my salary will compensate the cost of living there in oman salay 15,000 QAR plus car and fuel with free small apartment maybe 2 rooms
Whoever is willing to have information on the cost of living, you should mention the Designation / Post of the job which has been offered to you so that it can be suggested to whether the offered salay meets the market or not.
I got offer for sales engineer position from Oman for R.O 500 + Furnished Accommodation + Company Car with fuel + Medical etc. I have experience of 8 yrs. Anyone Please suggest that above offer is worth able for family of husband and wife.
HI VIJAY HOW ARE YOU I see your message i think you can wait.for better offer This 500 you basic salary.what about other benifit. any thing is there atlest if you ar gain more 250 rial its ok.other wise you must be 750rial your basic.
I have get offer for OMR 700 per month. I am working in MNC company in india as finance executive with M.com, MBA & 8 year experience. company will not provided accoumodation in oman. let me know cost of living exp in Oman for couple
1. Rent 1 BHK standard funished 2. food exp 3. light bill 4. Water bill 5. cable charges 6. Transport 7. others etc.
Should I accept proposal and what will be saving for this salary?
Last edited by Bhavesh Ramani (14 May 2013 17:44:03)
hii i m from india .. one reputed company offered to my husband 3000 usd in oman, without accommodation , car, laptop n phone.. so i want to know that is it good to stay in oman in 3000 usd for two person without include all that things... and how much can i expect to save?
It all depends your life style, I guess. But, for two persons, that is not too much considering that you have nothing included in your husband's offer. I suggest that you go there (maybe he goes first), and see how things are. If you can have a job (even for a lower wage) then, things should be correct, and you could save around 1000$.
Hi My husband has been offered a salary of 2700 OMR per month in a reputed bank along with other benefits such as Family medical Life Insurance coverage Loan scheme Annual leave 26 working days One time Furnishing allowance of OMR 5000/- payable upon joining as per HR Policy. Annual Club Membership upto OMR300/- per anum as per HR policy Credit card Performance bonus.
We are a family of three ( our son is in grade 1).
Wanted to know whether this is a decent offer, as our placement consultant had indicated that this particular role has an eligibility of 4000 OMR per month.
Hi,please can you help me tto,with you coments??? I got job offer from muscat company name is Darran llc. They appoint me as an event organizer. I just completed my masters from Germany ..and they offer my this "terms and condition" Basic salary= 200 OR Transport allowance= 100 OR Accommodation allowance = 100or incentive=300 Total= 700 OR ....Can somebody tell me,are this 700or money on hand or not? amin which part is money on hand from my salary?
Hi Alisa, I Think your offered salary is on lower side. Major draw back is out of 700 omr, 300 omr is your incentive , you cannot include incentive as granted .
If possible negotiate with your company or wait for better offer. I have consulted many of my friends who are staying in oman . They have given break up of the min expense occurring in muscat.
100 omr for Shared Accommodation, may increase for well furnished flat 30 to 50 OMR for Gas , Electricity & Water Bill . 125-150 OMR for food expense. 75-100 omr for consumable products like soap, paste,deo etc
I have also received an offer of around Basic 400 OMR + car + Medical + phone bill . i have not yet accepted the offer & negotiating for 500 Omr.
14th Month payment is considered as a yearly "Bonus", that is not less than 1 and a half of the basic salary. Depending upon the size and growth of organizations, the Bonus is granted. However, unfortunately there are alot of companies where there's no Bonus plans too.