Cost of living in Kuwait

Are you moving to Kuwait? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Kuwait of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a salary calculation for:

Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.155
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.153
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.341
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.581
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.456
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.740
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.662
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.821
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.634
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.297
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.229
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 533
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 402
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 121
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 320
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 243
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 99
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 13
40” flat screen TV Dinar 96
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.635
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.639
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 18
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 37
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 36
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 4,710
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.609
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 21
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 16
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 34
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 0.932

Map of Cost of Living in Kuwait

loading...

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.

Are you moving to Kuwait? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Kuwait of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a salary calculation for:

List of all cities available in Kuwait

Kuwait City

Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 20 (2 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Kuwait City costs Dinar 120 (3 days ago)
  • Public transport in Kuwait City costs Dinar 15 (7 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuwait City costs Dinar 30 (8 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.500 (8 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Kuwait City costs Dinar 15 (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (8 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (8 days ago)
  • Public transport in Kuwait City costs Dinar 10 (8 days ago)