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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 24.26% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 13.60% 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 8.50-18.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.00 KWD 1.75-2.50
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.50 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.72 KWD 0.40-1.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.52 KWD 1.00-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.25
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.13 KWD 0.10-0.30
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.64 KWD 1.14-2.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.14-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.27 KWD 0.18-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.57 KWD 0.50-0.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.87 KWD 0.36-1.81
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.72 KWD 0.43-1.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.33 KWD 0.91-1.77
Apples (1 lb) 0.30 KWD 0.20-0.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.24 KWD 0.16-0.45
Oranges (1 lb) 0.25 KWD 0.16-0.45
Tomato (1 lb) 0.25 KWD 0.14-0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.11-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.09-0.32
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 KWD 0.35-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.14 KWD 0.10-0.25
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 2.50 KWD 2.20-3.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.52 KWD 0.20-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.51 KWD 0.30-0.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 0.78 KWD 0.75-0.90
Transportation [ Edit ]
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 0.75-1.50
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) 0.36 KWD 0.25-0.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,750.00 KWD 4,500.00-7,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,157.47 KWD 4,000.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11.59 KWD 5.00-17.00
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) 8.15 KWD 5.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.55 KWD 16.67-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.10 KWD 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.00-4.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 108.02 KWD 40.00-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,218.75 KWD 600.00-4,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 15.48 KWD 10.00-25.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 13.32 KWD 10.00-23.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.69 KWD 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 24.19 KWD 15.00-35.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 292.29 KWD 225.00-435.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 229.00 KWD 180.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 566.38 KWD 400.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 442.35 KWD 350.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 174.33 KWD 92.90-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 92.21 KWD 65.03-185.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 605.10 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.18 4.00-6.00

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: October 2018
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