Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.431
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 1.989
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.940
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.461
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.823
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.403
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.910
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.839
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.420
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.957
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.589
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.384
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.196
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 436
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 382
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 34
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 299
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 249
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 101
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen TV Dinar 84
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 25
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.652
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 1.642
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 12
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 23
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 28
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,728
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.128
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 13
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.063
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.209
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.976
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.223
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.550
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.173
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.089
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.890
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.667
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 8
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 18
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.976
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.751
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.485
iPod nano 16GB Dinar 61
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.040
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 40
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.038
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 816 prices entered by 169 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2017.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

the world
165th
out of 312
middle east
10th
out of 21

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

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2nd
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4th
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5th
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1st
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