Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,427
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 712
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Kuwait City
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.036
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 1.986
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.543
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.511
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.732
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.599
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.239
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.873
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.459
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.370
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.188
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 461
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 279
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 404
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 343
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 237
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 10
40” flat screen tv Dinar 81
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 25
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.116
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 4.146
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 19
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 22
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 30
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 28
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 12,207
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.097
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 8
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.925
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.136
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 29
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.988
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.684
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.478
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.632
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.559
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 4.846
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 17
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 21
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 1.873
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 139
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.041
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 20
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 5.869
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 236 prices entered by 67 different people.
Latest price update: February 28, 2024

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