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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 9.56% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 5.72% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.81 $ 4.15-9.95
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.82 $ 26.55-59.73
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.64 $ 5.64-7.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.66 $ 1.66-3.32
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 1.33-3.32
Cappuccino (regular) 4.76 $ 3.32-5.81
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.55 $ 0.33-1.16
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.40 $ 0.25-0.83
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.66 $ 3.77-6.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.45-1.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.53-1.51
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 $ 1.59-2.49
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.74 $ 1.51-4.52
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.48 $ 1.51-4.52
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.48 $ 3.01-5.87
Apples (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.68-1.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.53-1.19
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.45-1.20
Tomato (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.45-1.20
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.38-0.80
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.29-1.04
Lettuce (1 head) 2.00 $ 1.16-3.32
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 $ 0.33-0.83
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 92.08 $ 11.61-172.55
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $ 0.83-3.32
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.42 $ 0.83-2.65
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.49 $ 2.49-2.82
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.83 $ 0.83-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.77 $ 36.50-53.09
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.32 $ 2.49-4.98
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.34 $ 2.67-5.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.30 $ 4.98-9.95
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.02 $ 0.75-1.32
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,420.97 $ 14,932.26-23,227.96
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,813.92 $ 13,273.12-21,568.82
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 46.05 $ 23.23-82.96
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.10-0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.25 $ 16.59-66.37
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 115.03 $ 66.37-199.10
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 47.34 $ 33.18-66.37
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.61 $ 9.95-11.61
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 342.89 $ 124.44-730.02
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,346.30 $ 3,318.28-13,273.12
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.50 $ 33.18-82.96
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.15 $ 33.18-82.96
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.20 $ 66.37-132.73
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.87 $ 66.37-132.73
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 929.78 $ 730.02-1,327.31
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 758.98 $ 597.29-995.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,954.90 $ 1,493.23-2,820.54
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,515.79 $ 1,161.40-2,322.80
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 442.60 $ 246.62-1,541.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 383.87 $ 246.62-616.55
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,914.76 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.17 14.93-20.91

Prices in Kuwait

These data are based on 2636 entries in the past 18 months from 307 different contributors.
Last update: September 2017
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