Cost of living in Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,122
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 625
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.963
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 1.939
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.424
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.558
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.805
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.573
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.293
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.630
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.388
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.356
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.240
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 536
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 346
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 38
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 329
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 242
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 46
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 35
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.037
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.551
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 16
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 16
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 28
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 31
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,563
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.209
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 11
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 3.261
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 17
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.801
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.702
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 0.957
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.986
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.924
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 4.067
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 5.947
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 59
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 28
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.319
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 151
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.054
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.072

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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Prices recently added

  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuwait City costs Dinar 20 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Kuwait City costs Dinar 0.150 (8 days ago)