Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.589
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.053
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.044
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.451
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.887
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.417
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.042
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.770
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.375
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.234
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.426
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.228
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 433
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 384
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 40
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 308
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 106
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 8
40” flat screen TV Dinar 88
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 36
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.015
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.195
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 22
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 13
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 26
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 29
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 4,797
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.104
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 16
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.339
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 16
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 1.441
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.084
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.141
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.448
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.820
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.649
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 11
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 11
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 Dinar 1.238
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.764
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 183
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.047
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 54
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.994

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

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.310 (3 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.700 (5 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.045 (5 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.000 (5 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (5 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (5 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (5 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (5 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (5 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.000 (5 days ago)