- Cost of Living
- Kuwait
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 100% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Kuwait is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dinar 4.310 (E£ 254) | E£ 146 | + 74% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dinar 2.142 (E£ 126) | E£ 70 | + 81% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dinar 1.250 (E£ 74) | E£ 39 | + 90% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dinar 0.580 (E£ 34) | E£ 14 | + 136% | |

12 eggs, large | Dinar 1.415 (E£ 83) | E£ 22 | + 281% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dinar 0.690 (E£ 41) | E£ 11 | + 280% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dinar 1.512 (E£ 89) | E£ 33 | + 173% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dinar 0.800 (E£ 47) | E£ 26 | + 83% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dinar 0.539 (E£ 32) | E£ 7 | + 362% | |

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

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | E£ 152 | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dinar 0.319 (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 48% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dinar 0.206 (E£ 12) | E£ 5.73 | + 111% | |

Housing | + 244% | |||

Housing in Kuwait is 244% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 532 (E£ 31,320) | E£ 8,335 | + 276% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dinar 410 (E£ 24,109) | E£ 5,159 | + 367% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dinar 100 (E£ 5,876) | E£ 908 | + 547% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 313 (E£ 18,422) | E£ 6,098 | + 202% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dinar 238 (E£ 14,007) | E£ 3,794 | + 269% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dinar 124 (E£ 7,288) | E£ 610 | + 1094% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dinar 9 (E£ 533) | E£ 251 | + 113% | |

40” flat screen TV | Dinar 91 (E£ 5,330) | E£ 6,021 | - 11% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 27 (E£ 1,570) | E£ 3,030 | - 48% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dinar 2.224 (E£ 131) | E£ 102 | + 29% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dinar 3.710 (E£ 218) | E£ 91 | + 139% | |

Clothes | + 40% | |||

Clothes in Kuwait is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dinar 16 (E£ 956) | E£ 874 | + 9% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dinar 19 (E£ 1,140) | E£ 761 | + 50% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 37 (E£ 2,205) | E£ 1,862 | + 18% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dinar 33 (E£ 1,940) | E£ 1,123 | + 73% | |

Transportation | + 71% | |||

Transportation in Kuwait is 71% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dinar 5,113 (E£ 300,994) | E£ 444,807 | - 32% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dinar 0.581 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.87 | + 482% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Dinar 18 (E£ 1,048) | E£ 435 | + 141% | |

Personal Care | + 152% | |||

Personal Care in Kuwait is 152% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 1.677 (E£ 99) | E£ 41 | + 142% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dinar 4.476 (E£ 264) | E£ 74 | + 254% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dinar 21 (E£ 1,257) | E£ 334 | + 277% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dinar 2.000 (E£ 118) | E£ 60 | + 96% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dinar 1.184 (E£ 70) | E£ 50 | + 40% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dinar 1.776 (E£ 105) | E£ 52 | + 101% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Dinar 1.184 (E£ 70) | E£ 26 | + 172% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Dinar 0.944 (E£ 56) | E£ 20 | + 171% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dinar 2.585 (E£ 152) | E£ 70 | + 118% | |

Entertainment | + 67% | |||

Entertainment in Kuwait is 67% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dinar 12 (E£ 685) | E£ 329 | + 108% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Dinar 7 (E£ 395) | E£ 134 | + 195% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dinar 30 (E£ 1,784) | E£ 728 | + 145% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dinar 18 (E£ 1,054) | E£ 524 | + 101% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | - | E£ 91 | - | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dinar 1.500 (E£ 88) | E£ 42 | + 112% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | - | E£ 43 | - | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Dinar 141 (E£ 8,286) | E£ 10,473 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dinar 0.070 (E£ 4.12) | E£ 4.68 | - 12% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Dinar 42 (E£ 2,474) | E£ 820 | + 202% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dinar 0.859 (E£ 51) | E£ 37 | + 38% | |

TOTAL | + 113% |

These prices were last updated on November 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
58.868
EGP
/
KWD

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#
Cost of living in
**Kuwait**
is
**113% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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