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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 9.05% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 5.77% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.50 KWD 1.20-2.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.00 KWD 7.50-18.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1.80 KWD 1.50-2.50
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.75 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.00 KWD 0.40-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.30 KWD 1.00-1.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.23
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.11 KWD 0.10-0.15
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.74 KWD 1.51-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.14-0.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.18-0.45
Eggs (12) 0.57 KWD 0.48-0.72
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.92 KWD 0.59-1.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.73 KWD 0.45-1.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.40 KWD 1.13-1.81
Apples (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.23-0.41
Banana (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.16-0.27
Oranges (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.14-0.32
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 KWD 0.14-0.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.11-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.15 KWD 0.09-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.67 KWD 0.35-1.02
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.20
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 KWD 52.00-80.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.77 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.78 KWD 0.35-1.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.75 KWD 0.70-0.85
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 KWD 10.00-20.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD 0.50-1.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 KWD 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.50 KWD 2.00-4.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.24 KWD 0.23-0.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,500.00 KWD 5,000.00-7,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13.96 KWD 10.00-20.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.04-0.04
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.99 KWD 9.00-15.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.40 KWD 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.14 KWD 10.00-20.00
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) 17.16 KWD 12.00-20.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.05 KWD 10.00-20.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.43 KWD 20.00-35.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 26.71 KWD 20.00-40.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 297.73 KWD 250.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 232.29 KWD 185.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 591.22 KWD 450.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 468.91 KWD 375.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 120.77 KWD 65.03-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 97.73 KWD 52.03-148.64
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 707.45 KWD 450.00-1,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.66 5.00-10.00

Prices in Kuwait

These data are based on 2235 entries in the past 18 months from 247 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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