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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 23.70% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 9.79% 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 8.00-20.00
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) 0.75 KWD 0.50-1.26
Cappuccino (regular) 1.54 KWD 1.00-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.16 KWD 0.10-0.30
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.14 KWD 0.10-0.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.66 KWD 1.14-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.29 KWD 0.14-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.26 KWD 0.18-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.56 KWD 0.48-0.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.83 KWD 0.36-1.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.72 KWD 0.43-1.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.36 KWD 0.91-1.77
Apples (1 lb) 0.30 KWD 0.22-0.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.24 KWD 0.16-0.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.24 KWD 0.16-0.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.26 KWD 0.16-0.41
Potato (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.11-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.17 KWD 0.09-0.31
Lettuce (1 head) 0.69 KWD 0.35-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.15 KWD 0.10-0.25
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 2.35 KWD 2.00-3.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.51 KWD 0.25-0.99
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.38 KWD 0.25-0.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 0.75 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) 1.33 KWD 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.25 KWD 1.00-3.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.35 KWD 0.25-0.44
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) 5,251.38 KWD 4,500.00-6,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 12.58 KWD 6.00-20.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.03-0.06
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 8.57 KWD 5.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.74 KWD 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.55 KWD 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.00-3.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 108.84 KWD 40.00-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,520.19 KWD 1,000.00-4,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.06 KWD 10.00-28.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 13.47 KWD 10.00-23.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.92 KWD 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 25.83 KWD 15.00-40.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 282.98 KWD 230.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 226.09 KWD 180.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 580.03 KWD 450.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 459.88 KWD 350.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 182.46 KWD 92.90-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 119.07 KWD 74.32-232.26
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 602.03 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.16 4.00-6.00

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: June 2018
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