Cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Summary of cost of living in Kuwait City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,080
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 612
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List of prices in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.545
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.355
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.253
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.501
12 eggs, large Dinar 0.886
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.495
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.652
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.725
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.428
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.371
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.263
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 522
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 339
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 34
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 326
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 206
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 63
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 9
40” flat screen tv Dinar 67
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.072
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 4.825
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 14
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 13
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 30
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 5,192
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.180
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 12
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 7
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.800
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 16
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 1.739
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.079
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.466
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.053
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 0.865
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.506
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 9
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 74
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 1.525
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 157
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.060
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 20
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.269
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 277 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2021

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