Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.155
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.153
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.341
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.581
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.456
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.740
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.412
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.821
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.525
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.361
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.289
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 533
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 402
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 121
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 320
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 243
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 112
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 10
40” flat screen TV Dinar 96
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.830
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.639
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 18
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 37
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 35
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 4,710
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.609
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 21
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 6
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.355
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.461
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 22
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 1.315
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 3.342
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 14
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 34
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 25
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.742
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 173
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.070
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.932
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 734 prices entered by 193 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2018.

Kuwait position in our World Ranking

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73rd
out of 343
middle east
6th
out of 25

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