Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.863
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.083
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.554
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.662
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.604
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.737
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.169
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.876
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.502
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.421
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.347
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 541
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 413
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 86
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 224
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 81
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen TV Dinar 91
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 25
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.612
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.086
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 19
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 23
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 33
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,160
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.224
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 17
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.511
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 18
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.500
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.017
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.009
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.300
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.889
Entertainment
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 31
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 -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.718
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.044
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 5.581

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:
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

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.950 (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuwait City costs Dinar 70 (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.100 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Kuwait City costs Dinar 2.000 (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Kuwait City costs Dinar 25 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (4 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Kuwait City costs Dinar 10 (4 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (4 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.300 (4 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.750 (4 days ago)