Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.406
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 1.957
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.937
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.458
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.895
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.479
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 0.908
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.751
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.528
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.962
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 5.623
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.361
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.166
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 390
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 368
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 307
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 236
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 74
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 7
40” flat screen TV Dinar 106
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 26
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.368
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 0.663
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 16
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 16
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 24
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 5,656
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.100
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 17
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.207
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.308
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 13
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.223
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.439
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.255
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 4.003
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 10
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 22
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.976
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.737
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 38
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.196
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 748 prices entered by 152 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2017.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

the world
113th
out of 219
middle east
9th
out of 16

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

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4th
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5th
middle east
1st
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1st
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1st
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2nd

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