Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 30.61% lower than in United States (without rent, aggregate data for all cities).

Rent in Kuwait is, on average, 23.46% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 KWD 1.00-5.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 14.31 KWD 8.00-29.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.00 KWD 2.00-2.50
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.00 KWD 0.50-2.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.00 KWD 0.50-2.50
Cappuccino (regular) 1.48 KWD 0.70-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.18 KWD 0.10-0.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.66 KWD 1.00-2.84
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.14-0.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.27 KWD 0.11-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.57 KWD 0.40-0.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.63 KWD 0.27-1.81
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 0.60 KWD 0.34-1.13
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.32 KWD 0.82-1.81
Apples (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.16-0.41
Banana (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.15-0.45
Oranges (1 lb) 0.22 KWD 0.14-0.45
Tomato (1 lb) 0.19 KWD 0.09-0.31
Potato (1 lb) 0.14 KWD 0.07-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.12 KWD 0.07-0.18
Lettuce (1 head) 0.52 KWD 0.20-0.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.30
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1.00 KWD 0.45-2.80
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.53 KWD 0.25-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.72 KWD 0.35-1.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 0.95 KWD 0.80-1.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 KWD 0.25-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 12.50 KWD 10.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD 0.50-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.21 KWD 0.64-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.25 KWD 2.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.37 KWD 0.31-0.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,000.00 KWD 5,000.00-7,600.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,399.74 KWD 5,000.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 12.87 KWD 6.00-22.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 KWD 0.02-0.05
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 8.22 KWD 5.00-19.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.66 KWD 10.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.72 KWD 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.00-5.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 88.16 KWD 41.67-225.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,058.33 KWD 1,000.00-3,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 14.83 KWD 6.00-20.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 14.11 KWD 6.00-20.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 28.47 KWD 15.00-40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28.39 KWD 15.00-50.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 275.00 KWD 200.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 218.41 KWD 180.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 544.84 KWD 400.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 423.91 KWD 350.00-650.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 178.91 KWD 92.90-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 93.93 KWD 65.03-150.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 566.80 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.95 3.50-10.00

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: February 2021
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