Cost of living in Kuwait
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||Dinar 4.406|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||Dinar 2.112|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||Dinar 1.220|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||Dinar 0.478|
|12 eggs, large||Dinar 0.867|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||Dinar 0.597|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||Dinar 1.852|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||Dinar 0.806|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||Dinar 0.525|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||-|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||-|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||Dinar 0.310|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||Dinar 0.240|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||Dinar 473|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||Dinar 396|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||Dinar 74|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||Dinar 328|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||Dinar 257|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||Dinar 103|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||Dinar 10|
|40” flat screen TV||Dinar 82|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||Dinar 35|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||Dinar 2.730|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||Dinar 3.396|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||Dinar 23|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||Dinar 18|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||Dinar 34|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||Dinar 32|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||Dinar 5,064|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||Dinar 0.591|
|Monthly ticket public transport||Dinar 17|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||Dinar 1.456|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||Dinar 5.361|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||Dinar 21|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||Dinar 1.562|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||Dinar 1.184|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||Dinar 1.232|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||Dinar 0.869|
|Tube of toothpaste||Dinar 0.944|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||Dinar 3.083|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||Dinar 15|
|2 tickets to the movies||Dinar 7|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||Dinar 29|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||Dinar 24|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||-|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||Dinar 1.821|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||-|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||Dinar 167|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||Dinar 0.075|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||Dinar 47|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||Dinar 0.915|
Map of Cost of Living in Kuwait
This map shows only the top cities in Kuwait. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.
The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.
What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a
central reference city (that happens to be Prague).
Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the
database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.
List of all cities available in Kuwait