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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 8.83% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 7.34% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.50 KWD 1.25-2.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.00 KWD 7.50-18.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1.85 KWD 1.50-2.10
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.68 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.00 KWD 0.50-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.34 KWD 1.00-1.60
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.15 KWD 0.10-0.23
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.11 KWD 0.07-0.15
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.71 KWD 1.32-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.15-0.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.16-0.45
Eggs (12) 0.57 KWD 0.48-0.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.92 KWD 0.57-1.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.70 KWD 0.45-0.91
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.34 KWD 1.13-1.59
Apples (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.23-0.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.16-0.31
Oranges (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.16-0.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 KWD 0.14-0.32
Potato (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.11-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.14 KWD 0.09-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 KWD 0.35-1.00
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) 0.63 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.70 KWD 0.30-1.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.75 KWD 0.70-0.85
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 KWD 12.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD 0.60-1.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 KWD 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.50 KWD 1.75-4.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.26 KWD 0.23-0.36
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,500.00 KWD 5,000.00-7,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,687.50 KWD 5,000.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13.71 KWD 10.00-20.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.03-0.04
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 12.02 KWD 9.00-16.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.80 KWD 25.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.27 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) 16.96 KWD 12.00-20.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 14.36 KWD 10.00-20.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.23 KWD 20.00-30.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27.35 KWD 20.00-40.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 290.61 KWD 250.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 232.17 KWD 185.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 588.62 KWD 450.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 463.89 KWD 350.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 121.55 KWD 74.32-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 99.54 KWD 55.74-148.64
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 641.89 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.34 4.50-6.30

Prices in Kuwait

These data are based on 2521 entries in the past 18 months from 278 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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