Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.706
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.173
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.471
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.519
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.415
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.690
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.512
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.800
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.539
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.305
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.206
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 545
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 397
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 102
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 313
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 238
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 124
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 12
40” flat screen TV Dinar 99
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.463
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.502
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 18
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 20
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 40
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 37
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,478
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.589
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 19
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.456
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.008
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 24
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 1.776
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 3.307
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 17
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 30
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 25
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.679
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 173
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.070
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.881

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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Kuwait City

Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 15 (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.105 (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 200 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 200 (8 days ago)