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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 10.95% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 1.22% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.50 KWD 1.00-2.50
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 (0.5 liter draught) 0.75 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.00 KWD 0.40-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.27 KWD 1.00-1.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.17 KWD 0.15-0.25
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.11 KWD 0.10-0.15
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.73 KWD 1.51-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.14-0.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.31 KWD 0.16-0.54
Eggs (12) 0.57 KWD 0.46-0.72
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.95 KWD 0.57-1.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.76 KWD 0.45-1.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.37 KWD 1.13-1.81
Apples (1 lb) 0.30 KWD 0.23-0.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.16-0.27
Oranges (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.16-0.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 KWD 0.14-0.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.17 KWD 0.11-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.11-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.64 KWD 0.35-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.12-0.20
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 (0.33 liter bottle) 0.69 KWD 0.25-1.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.75 KWD 0.65-0.85
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 KWD 8.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD 0.50-1.00
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) 0.24 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 13.79 KWD 7.00-20.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.04-0.05
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.79 KWD 8.00-16.50
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.74 KWD 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.43 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) 17.44 KWD 12.00-25.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.85 KWD 10.00-25.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.18 KWD 20.00-35.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28.10 KWD 20.00-40.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 300.95 KWD 240.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 233.72 KWD 190.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 599.74 KWD 450.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 481.28 KWD 400.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108.39 KWD 65.03-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 95.88 KWD 52.03-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 728.02 KWD 450.00-1,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.52 4.50-10.00

Prices in Kuwait

These data are based on 2201 entries in the past 18 months from 237 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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