Cost of Living in Kuwait City

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.50 KWD 1.00-3.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 8.00 KWD 8.00-11.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.10 KWD 1.25-2.50
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.60 KWD 0.50-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.60 KWD 0.35-1.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.45 KWD 0.35-1.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.18 KWD 0.09-0.30
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.10 KWD 0.05-0.20
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.89 KWD 0.95-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.34 KWD 0.09-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.11-0.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.73 KWD 0.40-0.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.73 KWD 0.23-0.91
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 0.43 KWD 0.39-0.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.13 KWD 0.45-1.36
Apples (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.18-0.34
Banana (1 lb) 0.21 KWD 0.14-0.27
Oranges (1 lb) 0.23 KWD 0.14-0.23
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 KWD 0.05-0.24
Potato (1 lb) 0.12 KWD 0.05-0.16
Onion (1 lb) 0.13 KWD 0.05-0.18
Lettuce (1 head) 0.30 KWD 0.20-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.30 KWD 0.10-0.30
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1.25 KWD 0.70-1.75
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 KWD 0.35-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.50 KWD 0.50-0.90
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) 13.75 KWD 12.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 KWD 0.50-1.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 KWD 0.24-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.25 KWD 1.00-3.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.36 KWD 0.19-0.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000.00 KWD 3,000.00-6,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,049.02 KWD 4,000.00-6,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 15.00 KWD 4.50-15.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 KWD 0.03-0.07
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 8.25 KWD 5.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.19 KWD 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.70 KWD 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.50-4.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 48.33 KWD 20.00-75.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,170.00 KWD 500.00-3,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 13.67 KWD 7.00-22.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12.17 KWD 4.50-20.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26.29 KWD 20.00-35.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28.00 KWD 10.00-50.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 259.04 KWD 160.00-350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 212.14 KWD 150.00-275.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 527.78 KWD 350.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 402.50 KWD 300.00-500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 195.83 KWD 92.90-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 85.25 KWD 34.84-789.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 522.96 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.88 3.50-6.00

Prices in Kuwait City

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10 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 17, 2019 :
# Kofi Emmanuel Your chances of safety are slim to none especially since we don't like your kind being from Ghana.Its doubtful you'd be granted a visa anyway so don't bother coming here you're not welcome.
#Kofi Emmanuel on Mar 28, 2019 :
I am a Ghanaian driver who wants to get a driving job in Kuwait , what are my chances, and safety, can I make it there?
#SURAJ CHETRY on Feb 21, 2019 :
How many foods in per months for kuwait and in a house rents in per months how much amounts to the per months person in kuwait areas.
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2018 :
I am offered a job in Kuwait, 1050KD a month. Is it a good offer? Should I take the Job?
#Anonymous on Feb 23, 2017 :
Dear friends,
Don't discriminate the people of any country in the world on the basis of their cast, Colour, Religion & races.
God is one whether you worship in the name of "Lord Rama" or "Lord Rahim" or "Lord Jejus" or " Guru waahe guru". No religion tells you to hate & Discriminate anybody in the name of any religion. God makes the Humans only not the cast. Only humans make the barriers & boundaries to disrespect the laws of the God. Destroy the barriers & boundaries & open your hearts for everyone of the everyone religion then only you can find the God in the real sense otherwise not. Every Religion shows the same way to reaching the God but it's up to you, can you understand the signals.
For Example:-
If you are in trouble & you are Muslim this is question of your life or death you need of help of anyone who pulls you up otherwise you fall down in the dark & the helping person is Hindu so in that situation can you ask the person for taking help hey dear tell me your religion. Can you do this? Think? Answer is No. You surely take the help to uplift yourself. Think who helps you.
Don't expect the magics . God helps to their child through its payriots .
Love the people don't Discriminate them on any basis.

With Love Kuwait & the rest World,

Gagan Rastogi
#Anonymous on Feb 23, 2017 :
Dear friends,
Take only Kuwait dinar becuz you earn in Kuwait & Spend in Kuwait. Don't be fool in any other currencies jobs offer in Kuwait becaz kuwait's currency is dinar. Please check the cost of living in Kuwait whether it is under your monthly salary or not. Accept offers from any employer only when he/she pays you salary over & above to the cost of living per month in Kuwait. If you accept low salary then how will you bear day to day expenses.

With love Kuwait and everybody in the World,

Gagan Rastogi
#Faraz Ahmed on Aug 24, 2016 :
Hi All,

I have been offered a job post (Business Analyst) at a Bank in Kuwait with a monthly salary of KWD 560 with year end bonus and Air Ticket(only me). I have 4 years of banking expereience and I am currently un married but looking to get married in a year's time.

How is the salary package?
Is this monthly salary enough to live a moderate life for bachelor or a newly married person?

I am in need of guidance from any local person as I dont know anybody in Kuwait.
Thanks and regards

#Roy Getting life on Aug 11, 2016 :
for those who are looking for money in kuwait: (europeans and living lush life)

1- its an expensive place to live, if you are looking for a decent place to stay in, its expensive, unless you want to share with 2 or maybe 3 other roommates. [ 400 USD shared with 1 RM in 1 Bedroom Apt, 700 USD shared with 1 RM in a 2 Bedroom Apt]

2- Transportation , taxis are the best option you have, if you want to use buses it will be a disaster.

3- The only way to be paid generously is to be (1:Lucky 2:Experienced 3:big shot 4:Sexy)

4- if you are a hot girl, many doors will be open for you(don't be a prostitute, if u r, get paid and leave with in 4 months otherwise you will be caught) you can be a model which you will be paid 2000 to 4000 USD a month, or you could be a fitness trainer 3000 USD, or a teacher in a private school 3000 to 5000 USD. and that goes for guys too besides prostitutions :P.

5- if you are an asian don't look up much, kuwait has no fast track ticket for asians in fact its a fucked place for asians.. filipinos can have fun and have opportunities.. indian sub continent not so much..if you are mixed race with an EU or US passport u will get the respect but still, Kuwaitis won't respect Asians no matter what LOL. even if you bring the richest Indian or whoever. they would treat him\her like a house maid or personal bellboy. east asians except for North Koreans,Chinese,Thailand, Nepal should be ok for them.

their salaries depends on their roles:

Top Level Managers(Heads, CEOs): 6000 to 10,000\Month
Experienced Academics: 4500 to 6000 USD\Month
Experienced Workers(12 years +): 3000 to 6000 USD\Month (Varies based on Role)
Mid Career Workers: 1000 to 3000 USD\Month (Varies based on Role)
others: 800 to 1700 USD\Month (Varies based on Role)
Domestic Workers(House Maids etc): 300 to 600 USD\Month (Varies based on Role)

6- Always keep in mind other countries first, then kuwait, cuz it isn't the place to be by all means..unless you have friends and family.

7- My pricing is average and might vary from company to another.

8-Remmber Kuwait is only a Golden Cow for those who are fortunate and have connections or rich families, there are many filthy rich Lebanese, Syrians and Jordanians, who hold Canadian, US and British passports and enjoys all the life fruits in kuwait, so do not be surprised. you will not be like them.

9- Not all Kuwaitis are Rich, so do not go there and think oh this guy is local, i must milk him. Big NO, there are no poor Kuwaiti but it does not mean they are rich rich.

10-if you are African, Get out! kuwait isn't for you at all, in fact GCC isn't made for your culture! there isn't any color discrimination or racism of color but it does exist in many other ways, for example Nationality matters in kuwait. so if you r Ghanian or Nigerian or where ever again you have to be super clever.

Good Luck Y'all
#Harry on Mar 22, 2016 :
I have 2.5 years experience in wireless technology with MBA.
I want to work in kuwait. can anybody help me out. my contact :- 7416820317
#Thulasi on Jan 04, 2016 :
I got offer in Gulfspic in Kuwait for 175KD. Is it good company to accept this offer. Pls some one help me out this