Cost of living in Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,356
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 662
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.024
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 1.980
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.562
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.511
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.718
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.592
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.236
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.870
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.453
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.362
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.172
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 352
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 306
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 399
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 344
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 284
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 24
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.128
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.897
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 20
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 23
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 29
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 28
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 12,421
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.097
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.873
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.032
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 29
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.011
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.742
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.532
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.607
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.520
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 4.846
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 18
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 20
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 31
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.886
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 135
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.041
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 12
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.119

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What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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