Cost of living in Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,147
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 701
  • Cost of living in Kuwait is cheaper than in 57% of countries in Middle East (4 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Kuwait is more expensive than in 57% of countries in the World (33 out of 75)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 2.839
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.251
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.816
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.504
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.065
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.475
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.080
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.726
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.508
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.629
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.232
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 623
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 416
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 341
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 312
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 69
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 9
40” flat screen tv Dinar 100
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.265
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.000
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 17
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 17
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 32
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 36
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,958
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.108
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.370
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 3.500
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.287
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.000
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.495
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 2.500
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 4.049
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 16
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 8
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 23
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 22
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.711
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 124
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.041
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 22
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.992

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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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