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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 0.86% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 7.15% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.53 KWD 1.25-3.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.00 KWD 8.00-20.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1.95 KWD 1.50-2.14
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.60 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.75 KWD 0.50-1.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.40 KWD 1.00-1.75
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.30
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.11 KWD 0.07-0.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.76 KWD 1.25-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.26 KWD 0.18-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.27 KWD 0.16-0.45
Eggs (12) 0.57 KWD 0.48-0.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.89 KWD 0.50-1.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.73 KWD 0.45-1.13
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.35 KWD 0.91-1.72
Apples (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.23-0.38
Banana (1 lb) 0.25 KWD 0.16-0.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.25 KWD 0.14-0.37
Tomato (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.14-0.41
Potato (1 lb) 0.18 KWD 0.11-0.25
Onion (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.09-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 KWD 0.35-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.25
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 52.00 KWD 3.50-70.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.57 KWD 0.25-1.50
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.56 KWD 0.25-1.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.75 KWD 0.75-0.85
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 KWD 10.00-16.00
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 1.50-4.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.29 KWD 0.23-0.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,500.00 KWD 4,500.00-7,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,538.46 KWD 4,500.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 14.06 KWD 8.00-26.15
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.03-0.05
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.90 KWD 6.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.51 KWD 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.67 KWD 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.00-3.50
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 17.07 KWD 10.00-25.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 14.81 KWD 9.00-25.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.83 KWD 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 29.14 KWD 20.00-40.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 283.02 KWD 220.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 232.87 KWD 180.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 588.33 KWD 450.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 457.31 KWD 350.00-650.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 117.46 KWD 65.03-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 96.39 KWD 55.74-148.64
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 598.68 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.13 4.00-6.30

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: February, 2017
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