Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.252
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 1.936
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.981
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.493
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.969
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.470
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.943
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.771
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.532
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.142
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.000
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.401
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.173
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 419
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 375
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 41
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 294
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 237
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 52
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 8
40” flat screen TV Dinar 109
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 27
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.410
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 0.655
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 12
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 15
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 25
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 5,843
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.102
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.280
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.094
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 14
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 1.481
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 0.832
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.185
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.021
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.757
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.097
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 9
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 16
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 19
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.897
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.698
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPod nano 16GB Dinar 59
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.053
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.020

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

  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (1 day ago)
  • 300 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.667 (1 day ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Kuwait City costs Dinar 20 (1 day ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.500 (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 7 (1 day ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kuwait City costs Dinar 10 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, weekly rent - 2 bedrooms (85m2) in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1,290 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Kuwait City costs Dinar 25 (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Kuwait City costs Dinar 1.000 (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Kuwait City costs Dinar 4.000 (7 days ago)