A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Salalah, Oman
A reader replied most recently with:
To answer your questions:
- Standard of accommodation: This depends on your budget. For about OMR 400 you will probably get a 2-3 bedroom apartment that is relatively western-style. There are cheaper and more expensive options. Houses are large by western standards. If you're coming alone you might want to consider sharing accommodation.
- Cost of living also depends on your needs. If you want Western products be prepared to spend more money than you would be doing at home. (assuming you're from Europe/ USA) If you buy your groceries at the market it's definitely cheap. Going out to dinner is also cheap by European standards. Petrol is dirt cheap.
If you send me your e-mail address I can answer more questions if you have any.
By the way, you don't pay any income tax here....
A reader replied recently with:
This is very interesting. I am thinking of accepting a job offer in Salalah (teaching English at the College of Technology9 and wonder about the standard of accommodation in Salalah and the cost.