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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 29.06% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 19.29% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 KWD 1.25-3.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.00 KWD 8.00-16.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.00 KWD 1.70-3.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.94 KWD 0.50-1.50
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.78 KWD 0.50-1.75
Cappuccino (regular) 1.55 KWD 1.00-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.18 KWD 0.10-0.30
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.15 KWD 0.10-0.30
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.73 KWD 1.25-2.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.14-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.18-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.57 KWD 0.50-0.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.73 KWD 0.36-1.32
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.58 KWD 0.41-0.91
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.14 KWD 0.91-1.59
Apples (1 lb) 0.27 KWD 0.20-0.34
Banana (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.14-0.34
Oranges (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.14-0.34
Tomato (1 lb) 0.21 KWD 0.14-0.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.14 KWD 0.09-0.20
Onion (1 lb) 0.14 KWD 0.07-0.31
Lettuce (1 head) 0.66 KWD 0.25-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.15 KWD 0.10-0.25
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1.75 KWD 0.99-2.20
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.62 KWD 0.35-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.57 KWD 0.35-0.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 0.88 KWD 0.75-0.95
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14.00 KWD 11.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD 0.75-1.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 KWD 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.00 KWD 1.00-3.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.37 KWD 0.30-0.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000.00 KWD 4,000.00-7,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,104.30 KWD 4,000.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 12.25 KWD 5.00-20.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.03-0.05
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 7.03 KWD 5.00-13.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.84 KWD 15.00-54.17
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.92 KWD 5.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.00-4.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 95.61 KWD 40.00-228.27
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,915.79 KWD 600.00-3,500.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 14.92 KWD 10.00-20.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12.98 KWD 8.00-20.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.14 KWD 20.00-35.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 23.75 KWD 15.00-35.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 288.86 KWD 200.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 222.68 KWD 180.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 551.25 KWD 380.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 421.32 KWD 300.00-550.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 194.57 KWD 92.90-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 108.99 KWD 40.00-185.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 581.31 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.28 3.50-6.50

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: July 2019
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