Cost of living in Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,109
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 620
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.076
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.278
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.194
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.452
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.891
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 1.567
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.125
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.916
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.591
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.403
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.276
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 506
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 362
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 35
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 334
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 182
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 60
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen tv Dinar 67
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.397
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 9
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 16
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 19
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 28
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 3,921
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.092
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 13
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.588
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 21
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.250
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.858
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.454
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.146
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 7
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 14
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 96
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 17
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.757
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 111
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.051
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 11
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.090

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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
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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.

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  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.000 (about 23 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.250 (6 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 2.000 (10 days ago)

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