Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.312
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 1.977
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.940
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.461
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.823
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.403
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.886
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.741
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.420
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.817
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.000
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.359
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.227
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 416
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 359
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 33
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 298
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 244
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 66
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen TV Dinar 87
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 28
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.795
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 1.232
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 13
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 14
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 25
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 28
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,982
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.128
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.209
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.674
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 1.481
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 0.859
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.173
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.021
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.757
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.667
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 8
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 13
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 18
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.897
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.751
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPod nano 16GB Dinar 59
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.045
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 40
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.038

Map of Cost of Living in Kuwait

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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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 40′ flat screen tv in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1,210 (3 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Kuwait City costs Dinar 10 (3 days ago)
  • 1 year rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 17 (4 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 2.000 (8 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 3.000 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 350 (9 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Kuwait City costs Dinar 2.500 (10 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Kuwait City costs Dinar 3.000 (10 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Kuwait City costs Dinar 85 (10 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 15 (10 days ago)