Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.095
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 1.952
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.849
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.435
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.783
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.436
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.851
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.781
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.486
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.954
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.667
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.345
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.180
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 456
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 420
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 30
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 287
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 284
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 104
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 26
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.034
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 4.068
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 13
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 17
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 24
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 26
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,834
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.119
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 12
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.105
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.296
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.015
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 13
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.772
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.483
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.284
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.878
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.893
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.456
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 20
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.619
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.605
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.487
iPod nano 16GB Dinar 61
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.042
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 31
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.157
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 739 prices entered by 151 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

the world
123rd
out of 218
middle east
9th
out of 16

Cheapest and most expensive products in Kuwait compared to other cities:

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4th
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1st
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