Cost of living in Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,110
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 593
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.858
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.380
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.031
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.453
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.567
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.394
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.017
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.853
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.481
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.441
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.307
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 463
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 327
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 20
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 280
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 69
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 5.673
40” flat screen tv Dinar 64
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 27
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.927
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 11
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 19
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
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 5,218
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.412
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 3.452
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 25
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.250
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.484
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 2.000
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.226
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.562
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 9
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 5.823
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 200
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 12
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.028
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 65
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.057
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 19
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.270

Map of Cost of Living in Kuwait

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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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