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Cost of Living in Kuwait

Cost of living in Kuwait is 23.44% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Kuwait is 10.19% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.59 $ 4.12-9.89
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.56 $ 26.37-59.34
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.59 $ 5.77-8.24
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.65 $ 1.65-3.30
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.47 $ 1.65-4.15
Cappuccino (regular) 5.05 $ 3.30-6.59
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.54 $ 0.33-0.99
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.47 $ 0.25-1.65
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.35 $ 3.74-6.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.97 $ 0.60-1.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.60-1.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.84 $ 1.65-2.31
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.73 $ 1.20-5.23
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.39 $ 1.42-4.49
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.50 $ 2.99-5.83
Apples (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.71-1.20
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.52-1.20
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.52-1.20
Tomato (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.52-1.35
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.45-0.75
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.30-1.03
Lettuce (1 head) 2.35 $ 1.15-3.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 $ 0.33-0.82
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 7.75 $ 6.59-9.89
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $ 0.66-3.30
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.54 $ 0.82-2.97
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.47 $ 2.47-2.97
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.82 $ 0.82-0.99
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.45 $ 32.97-52.75
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.30 $ 2.47-4.95
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.31 $ 2.65-5.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.59 $ 3.30-9.89
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.17 $ 0.81-1.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,956.75 $ 14,835.72-23,077.79
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,219.35 $ 13,187.31-21,429.37
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40.73 $ 19.78-65.94
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10-0.18
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.04 $ 16.48-62.64
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.97 $ 59.34-164.84
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.68 $ 16.48-65.94
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.54 $ 9.89-11.54
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 375.11 $ 131.87-824.21
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,037.54 $ 3,296.83-13,187.31
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.78 $ 32.97-92.31
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.38 $ 32.97-82.42
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.26 $ 65.94-131.87
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 84.02 $ 49.45-131.87
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 933.45 $ 741.79-1,318.73
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 741.79 $ 593.43-989.05
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,921.05 $ 1,483.57-2,637.46
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,515.86 $ 1,153.89-1,978.10
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 601.54 $ 306.28-1,531.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 392.55 $ 245.03-765.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,006.57 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.20 13.19-19.78

Prices in Kuwait

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Last update: July 2018
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