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Rent Index: 46.04
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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.50 KWD
1.00
2.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10.00 KWD
8.00
15.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1.75 KWD
1.50
2.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.62 KWD
0.75
2.50
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) ?
Cappuccino (regular) 1.08 KWD
0.80
1.40
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.28 KWD
0.25
0.30
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.10 KWD
0.10
0.10
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.45 KWD
0.40
0.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.88 KWD
0.50
1.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.74 KWD
0.50
0.90
Eggs (12) 0.54 KWD
0.44
0.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 1.50 KWD
0.94
2.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 1.65 KWD
1.50
2.00
Apples (1kg) 0.78 KWD
0.50
1.00
Oranges (1kg) 0.55 KWD
0.45
0.70
Tomato (1kg) 0.49 KWD
0.40
0.55
Potato (1kg) 0.40 KWD
0.35
0.44
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 KWD
0.70
0.77
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.20 KWD
0.15
0.35
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 77.50 KWD
70.00
85.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 KWD
1.00
1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 KWD
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.70 KWD
0.50
0.85
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD
0.20
0.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 KWD
13.00
15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD
0.75
1.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.50 KWD
0.30
0.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1.62 KWD
1.50
1.75
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.06 KWD
0.06
0.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000.00 KWD
3,550.00
5,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20.53 KWD
20.00
21.60
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD
0.04
0.04
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 15.00 KWD
7.00
20.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.00 KWD
30.00
50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD
3.00
3.50
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.25 KWD
15.00
20.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.00 KWD
15.00
15.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 28.00 KWD
20.00
40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 27.00 KWD
20.00
40.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 297.50 KWD
275.00
350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 266.67 KWD
220.00
300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 650.00 KWD
500.00
800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 516.67 KWD
400.00
700.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,100.00 KWD
1,100.00
1,100.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,083.33 KWD
800.00
1,500.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 738.75 KWD
350.00
1,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.20
5.00
10.00

These data are based on 364 entries in the past 18 months from 68 different contributors.

Last update: February, 2015

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30 Comments so far

#RJV SRV on Feb 16, 2015 :
Hi All,

I wokred into banking operations for 6.0 years in India as a financial analyst. Now i am looking for similar jobs in Kuwait. Can anyone seriously hlep me in getting a job. By the way what will be the salary offered to me on this experience.

Thank you.
#mawa on Jan 23, 2015 :
living in Kuwait and covering all cost for a family - 2 kids ( foreigner) will cost in average :
1- Rent (100 square meter ) start with 390-550 KD per month
2- Food ( grocery start from 100 KD per month )
3- Electricity and water : Kuwait government subsidies it ( if you rent it will be mostly free - some owners asked renter to pay for it )
4- health : very cheap 1 kd per visit

good luck
#Frank on Jan 21, 2015 :
Hi, does any one knows the price of electricity pls? how much per kwh for residential, how much per kwh for commercial and for industrial use?
Thank you a bunch!
#Santosh Shingade on Jan 12, 2015 :
I got job offer in Kuwait as a restaurant server salary they offering is 120 kwd medical expence+ accommodation+one time duty meal company will provide, is it worth enough to accept this offer, pls advice
#Dayanand on Jan 12, 2015 :
Hey i have got an offer as an assistant manager in kuwait restaurant & salary is KWD 260 & they are providing acomodation & food can i servoive with this amount??????
#WAD on Dec 15, 2014 :
I am looking for a new opportunity and have found one or two hits, my concern is the cost of living in Kuwait? What would a nice one bed room apt (Furnished) cost me in a nice area? Any pointers on finding companies looking for Director of Operations, Senior Program / Project Manager?
#ragul on Sep 26, 2014 :
hey just got an offer from a switch gear company,,,,pay 50000INR per month,,,is it worth?? any boday frm kuwait can please give me some details about al ahleia switch gears ??
#Dickson on Sep 22, 2014 :
one of the contruction company's are offerig me a job at kuwait is it for real or a salary thing as we normally hear.can any one help me with this pls
#sathish on Sep 21, 2014 :
Got an offer from al ahleia switch gears as a trainee engineer pay KD 230/mnth.Food &Accomidation is free!Is this offer will be useful for me as an engineer.pls leave ur comments.Thanks
#sridhar on Sep 20, 2014 :
I have job in Kuwait my salary s 190 kwd . company ll give food and room shall accept this job...
#Shekhar on Sep 19, 2014 :
one of engg com pampany offered me 605KD/month,I need to arrange food and accommodation at my cost.can somebody suggest me whether I accept this offer or not?
#sestafanos on Sep 14, 2014 :
Karthik, ignore this offer. You WILL be treated as the scum of the earth and it will not be worth it at all. Your accommodation will be absolutely horrible. This is what is referred to in Kuwait as slavery...
#karthik on Sep 10, 2014 :
One of the switch gear company kuwait offering me a job with rs.50,000/mnth free food&accomodation and cn anyone pls tel is it sufficient to survive here? Is there any possibilities to save sme amunt of money aftr all the expanses without wasting unneccessary amunt?
#Tanuja Reddy on Sep 04, 2014 :
what is an average salary paid for a bank employee like HSBC banks etc.,
#Champion on Mar 27, 2014 :
Walking you can reach Kuwait
#ATISH on Feb 02, 2014 :
One of the switch gear company of the kuwait offered mi the 190KWD Salary for the month and 20KWD For the food and accomodation. Is it sufficient for the kuwait job.
#MS Ryan on Dec 05, 2013 :
I am 26 years old, living in India. I need a job in Kuwait. I need some one to help me out please. I have more than 5 years work experience in international call center.
Moreover, I am indeed ready to work in any types of job.
Thank you...
#Rav on Nov 29, 2013 :
can any one tell me that, i have an offer of 1100KWD is it sufficient for 4 persons to live to adult and two children(school going). can i save anything if we're leading moderative life.
#Hemant on Aug 07, 2013 :
Can you please tell me the salary for assistant restaurant manager in qsr restaurant ?


Thank you
#Anonymous on Jul 23, 2013 :
I want to go and play soccer in Kuwait,could someone tell me how they pay...and how much do they pay..thanks

Eugene.
#remus on Jul 22, 2013 :
Heloo! Can you help me making an idea about the monthly salary for a fitness trainer, because i have got a job offer in Kuwait City.
thank you very much!
#Munish Kumar on Jul 03, 2013 :
I have been offered a job with one of telecom company based in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, SAFAT. Company is not providing me accommodation,so i have to search it. Please suggest a nearby residential area and rent expenses of furnished/unfurnished 1 bedroom set for 1.

Thanks in advance
#RONAK on Jun 23, 2013 :
I have been offered a salary of 1200 KD by One of the construction company.

Is this appropriate salary for a family of 3 persons to live in Kuwait with 2 BHK apartment with moderate expense? Pl. suggest
#ashok on Jun 18, 2013 :
Also add 15KD/Month towards elec/watchman etc.,
#ashok on Jun 18, 2013 :
Dear Abhijit,

1 Bed Hall flat difficult to come across. 2 Bed Hall in Salmiya should cost around 250 KD.

Hope helps.
#Abhijit on Jun 18, 2013 :
Can anyone guide me on the monthly appartment rent (single room or Hall_Kitchen) for single person?
#mahesh kumar on Jun 05, 2013 :
what should be the ideal salary for a Software developer with 3-4 years of experience.
#Samer on May 25, 2013 :
I lived in Kuwait for nearly a year and it's a nice place if you have a large network of friends otherwise it's really boring.
Now as far as living expenses, Kuwait is moderate in prices. Gas is very cheap I drove a 2012 Honda Accord 2.5KD to fill up the tank :)
Food and drink is relatively cheap and cigarettes are cheap if you smoke.
cars and trucks are priced ok, you have too look around a lot before buying.
Apartment rent is a bit pricey in good areas (Salmyia, Mangaf, Salwa) 350kd+ so if you work at a company make sure they pay most, if not all, your rent.

Overall, if you have a job that pays well you'll be able to live excellent and save a decent chunk of money in Kuwait.
#bryan on May 08, 2013 :
Why is alcohol listed here? It's forbidden.
#Hassan zakariya Abubakar on Dec 29, 2012 :
the news i read about kuwait is good,but how can i reach there? thank's

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