Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.406
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.112
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.220
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.484
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.867
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.597
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.342
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.928
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.414
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 0.240
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 473
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 396
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 62
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 3.396
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 34
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 5,064
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.591
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 17
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 5.159
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 3.083
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 11
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 155
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.069
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.915
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 730 prices entered by 190 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2018.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

the world
114th
out of 338
middle east
6th
out of 22

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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4th
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1st
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