Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.310
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.115
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.338
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.589
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.768
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 0.841
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 0.319
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.206
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 540
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 414
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 309
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 221
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 124
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 9
40” flat screen TV Dinar 91
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 27
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.224
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.787
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 19
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 37
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 5,240
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.596
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 18
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.677
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.476
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 20
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.000
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 1.184
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.944
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.585
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 12
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 18
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.632
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 135
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.070
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 46
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.859

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

Prices recently added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 5.000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 50 (7 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuwait City costs Dinar 50 (9 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Kuwait City costs Dinar 2.000 (9 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (9 days ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 21 (9 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 250 (9 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 400 (9 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 500 (9 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (9 days ago)