Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.710
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.057
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.982
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.607
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.897
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.406
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.902
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.859
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.523
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.950
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.826
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.377
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.241
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 450
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 391
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 40
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 304
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 106
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen TV Dinar 81
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 27
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.741
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.012
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 22
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 14
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 26
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 29
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,705
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.126
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.069
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.299
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.976
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 1.285
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.339
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.902
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.890
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.061
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 12
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
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 24
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.906
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.801
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.237
iPad Air 2, 64GB Dinar 155
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.041
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 54
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.980
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 800 prices entered by 167 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

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140th
out of 320
middle east
8th
out of 21

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

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