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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 22.78% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 6.05% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.75 KWD 1.25-3.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.00 KWD 8.00-18.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.00 KWD 1.70-2.20
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.50 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.60 KWD 0.40-1.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.45 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) 0.12 KWD 0.09-0.25
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.65 KWD 1.14-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.14-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.24 KWD 0.16-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.56 KWD 0.50-0.72
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.82 KWD 0.45-1.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.68 KWD 0.43-1.13
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.34 KWD 1.13-1.77
Apples (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.20-0.34
Banana (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.16-0.34
Oranges (1 lb) 0.24 KWD 0.16-0.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 KWD 0.14-0.41
Potato (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.09-0.29
Lettuce (1 head) 0.55 KWD 0.35-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.30
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 2.00 KWD 0.99-80.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.53 KWD 0.25-0.99
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.49 KWD 0.25-0.90
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.75 KWD 0.75-0.80
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 KWD 10.00-15.00
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) 2.50 KWD 1.50-3.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.32 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) 5,312.50 KWD 4,000.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13.26 KWD 6.00-20.00
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) 10.30 KWD 5.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.85 KWD 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.80 KWD 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.00-3.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 91.67 KWD 40.00-160.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,856.82 KWD 1,000.00-4,500.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.17 KWD 10.00-25.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.14 KWD 10.00-25.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.92 KWD 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27.03 KWD 20.00-40.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 281.50 KWD 220.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 228.89 KWD 180.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 591.15 KWD 450.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 454.62 KWD 350.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 142.45 KWD 78.97-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 120.90 KWD 74.32-185.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 571.87 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 5.16 4.50-10.00

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: November 2017
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