Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.851
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.142
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.337
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.569
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.720
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.642
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.290
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.950
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.482
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.327
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.238
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 505
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 385
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 102
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 328
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 257
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 109
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 10
40” flat screen TV Dinar 82
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 35
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.825
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.457
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 23
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 18
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 37
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 32
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,293
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.572
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 16
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.798
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.355
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.331
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 21
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.253
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.182
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.168
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.902
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.927
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.073
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 15
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 30
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 24
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.800
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 173
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.070
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 49
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.932
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 711 prices entered by 190 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

the world
96th
out of 346
middle east
6th
out of 24

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

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2nd
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2nd
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2nd
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3rd
middle east
1st
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1st

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