Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,132
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 619
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List of prices in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.949
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.050
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.460
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.627
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.254
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.550
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.488
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.668
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.380
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.364
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.212
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 523
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 344
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 54
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 325
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 234
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 51
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 8
40” flat screen tv Dinar 94
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.086
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.765
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 21
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 15
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 30
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 33
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,209
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.234
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 11
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 1.597
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 18
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.811
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.015
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.228
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.884
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.827
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.366
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 9
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 56
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 -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.562
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.043
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 0.993
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 322 prices entered by 71 different people.
Latest price update: August 08, 2020

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