Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.467
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.050
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.044
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.451
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.775
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.417
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.933
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.770
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.433
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.950
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.939
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.378
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.247
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 435
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 393
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 45
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 312
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 244
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 115
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen TV Dinar 80
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 28
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.937
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.175
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 21
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 28
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 30
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,752
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.104
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.156
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.297
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.893
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 16
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.603
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.224
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.902
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.880
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.479
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 11
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 15
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 22
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.455
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.764
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.237
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 161
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.043
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.952
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 824 prices entered by 172 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2017.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

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153rd
out of 342
middle east
8th
out of 22

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

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5th
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