- Cost of Living
- Kuwait
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Kuwait**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 123% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Kuwait is 123% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dinar 4.862 (E£ 287) | E£ 139 | + 107% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dinar 2.118 (E£ 125) | E£ 68 | + 84% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dinar 1.391 (E£ 82) | E£ 39 | + 113% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dinar 0.589 (E£ 35) | E£ 14 | + 141% | |

12 eggs, large | Dinar 1.768 (E£ 104) | E£ 21 | + 388% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dinar 0.690 (E£ 41) | E£ 10 | + 302% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dinar 1.625 (E£ 96) | E£ 31 | + 204% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dinar 0.841 (E£ 50) | E£ 25 | + 102% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dinar 0.539 (E£ 32) | E£ 7 | + 345% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | - | E£ 22 | - | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 150 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dinar 0.319 (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 50% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dinar 0.206 (E£ 12) | E£ 5.69 | + 114% | |

Housing | + 217% | |||

Housing in Kuwait is 217% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 540 (E£ 31,877) | E£ 8,598 | + 271% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dinar 410 (E£ 24,210) | E£ 5,254 | + 361% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dinar 105 (E£ 6,178) | E£ 880 | + 602% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 319 (E£ 18,821) | E£ 5,801 | + 224% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dinar 218 (E£ 12,883) | E£ 3,965 | + 225% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dinar 53 (E£ 3,113) | E£ 619 | + 403% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dinar 8 (E£ 476) | E£ 234 | + 103% | |

40” flat screen TV | Dinar 93 (E£ 5,500) | E£ 5,850 | - 6% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 27 (E£ 1,569) | E£ 2,926 | - 46% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dinar 2.528 (E£ 149) | E£ 97 | + 54% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dinar 2.514 (E£ 148) | E£ 91 | + 62% | |

Clothes | + 45% | |||

Clothes in Kuwait is 45% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dinar 19 (E£ 1,107) | E£ 902 | + 23% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dinar 21 (E£ 1,224) | E£ 808 | + 51% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 35 (E£ 2,081) | E£ 1,787 | + 16% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dinar 31 (E£ 1,829) | E£ 947 | + 93% | |

Transportation | + 65% | |||

Transportation in Kuwait is 65% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dinar 5,690 (E£ 335,849) | E£ 438,533 | - 23% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dinar 0.596 (E£ 35) | E£ 6 | + 473% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Dinar 17 (E£ 1,008) | E£ 491 | + 105% | |

Personal Care | + 156% | |||

Personal Care in Kuwait is 156% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 1.658 (E£ 98) | E£ 37 | + 162% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dinar 6 (E£ 356) | E£ 74 | + 384% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dinar 19 (E£ 1,139) | E£ 287 | + 297% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dinar 2.000 (E£ 118) | E£ 60 | + 97% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dinar 1.184 (E£ 70) | E£ 50 | + 39% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dinar 1.776 (E£ 105) | E£ 49 | + 114% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Dinar 1.056 (E£ 62) | E£ 26 | + 138% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Dinar 0.944 (E£ 56) | E£ 21 | + 161% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dinar 4.929 (E£ 291) | E£ 72 | + 306% | |

Entertainment | + 213% | |||

Entertainment in Kuwait is 213% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dinar 14 (E£ 814) | E£ 322 | + 153% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Dinar 7 (E£ 419) | E£ 133 | + 215% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dinar 31 (E£ 1,810) | E£ 797 | + 127% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dinar 21 (E£ 1,218) | E£ 528 | + 131% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 95 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dinar 1.675 (E£ 99) | E£ 40 | + 149% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 40 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Dinar 138 (E£ 8,141) | E£ 10,146 | - 20% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dinar 0.418 (E£ 25) | E£ 3.42 | + 622% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Dinar 47 (E£ 2,781) | E£ 735 | + 278% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dinar 0.859 (E£ 51) | E£ 37 | + 36% | |

TOTAL | + 138% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
59.029
EGP
/
KWD

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#
Cost of living in
**Kuwait**
is
**138% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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