Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,006
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 577
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Kuwait City
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.200
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.093
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.156
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.463
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.779
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.559
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.570
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.728
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.555
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.344
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.264
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 506
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 306
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 26
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 323
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 195
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 63
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen tv Dinar 70
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.842
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 3.731
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 14
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 13
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 26
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,256
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.096
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 12
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 8
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.743
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.739
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.079
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.462
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.093
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.918
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.960
Entertainment Update prices
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 53
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 23
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.344
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 136
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.048
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 10
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.061
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 145 prices entered by 87 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

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