Cost of Living in Kuwait City

Summary about cost of living in Kuwait City, Kuwait:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 KWD 1.25-3.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 14.50 KWD 10.00-25.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.00 KWD 1.85-2.50
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.80 KWD 0.50-2.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.64 KWD 0.45-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.43 KWD 0.59-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.17 KWD 0.10-0.30
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.09 KWD 0.05-0.20
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.49 KWD 0.95-1.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.19 KWD 0.12-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.25 KWD 0.14-0.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.52 KWD 0.36-0.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.55 KWD 0.27-1.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 0.66 KWD 0.34-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.42 KWD 1.02-1.81
Apples (1 lb) 0.28 KWD 0.18-0.34
Banana (1 lb) 0.27 KWD 0.16-0.57
Oranges (1 lb) 0.26 KWD 0.14-0.45
Tomato (1 lb) 0.16 KWD 0.08-0.23
Potato (1 lb) 0.13 KWD 0.07-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.12 KWD 0.07-0.18
Lettuce (1 head) 0.39 KWD 0.10-1.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.15 KWD 0.10-0.20
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1.25 KWD 0.60-2.80
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.34 KWD 0.25-0.75
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.43 KWD 0.25-0.55
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 0.90 KWD 0.80-1.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 KWD 0.25-0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 12.00 KWD 10.00-18.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 KWD 1.00-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.21 KWD 0.56-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 KWD 2.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.39 KWD 0.25-0.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,300.00 KWD 5,000.00-7,600.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,666.67 KWD 4,500.00-5,200.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11.83 KWD 8.50-15.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 KWD 0.02-0.04
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 8.86 KWD 5.00-12.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.39 KWD 25.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.67 KWD 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 KWD 3.50-5.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 109.07 KWD 40.00-275.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,033.33 KWD 1,200.00-3,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.36 KWD 5.00-30.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 16.38 KWD 9.00-26.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 29.62 KWD 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 38.91 KWD 20.00-50.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 261.54 KWD 200.00-350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 185.83 KWD 150.00-250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 564.58 KWD 450.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 409.62 KWD 350.00-500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 177.39 KWD 99.03-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 81.29 KWD 65.03-92.90
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 538.86 KWD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.67 3.50-10.00

Prices in Kuwait City

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Last update: June 2022
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16 Comments so far
Patrick on May 01, 2022:
Why is everyone mentioning how unsafe Kuwait is? Kuwait is as safe as Dubai,Riyadh etc. and miles ahead of cities like New York City, London, Dublin, Paris.

Cost of living is high but compared to Ireland, it's rather cheap.

The only thing that I don't like is the warm weather but other than that Kuwait is beautiful,safe and clean.
Rahul sarwal on Aug 17, 2021:
It's really shocking to know ur rate list for daily use item
Ahmad on Jan 29, 2021:
I also agree that living in Kuwait is a bit expensive, so to solve this problem is the best solution for it. They provide villas, houses and apartments for rent at reasonable price. Do check them out.
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2021:
Don't forget to mention how corrupt it is too and dangerous.
Buh rene on Jan 04, 2021:
Life is expensive in Kuwait in terms of housing and education
Anonymous on Dec 15, 2020:
Average monthly net salary after taxes in Kuwait is 290 kwd in 2020.Minimum monthly net wage after taxes is 138 kwd.A small one person apartment in Kuwait is 480 kwd unfurnished.Anything outside of Kuwait is on average 15% less for rent. Currently 72% are unemployed because of the pandemic and hours are sporadic. Pick a different country to live in because Kuwait has never been cheap.How do I know? I've lived here forever.
Emmanuel Onwa on Jun 22, 2020:
I wish to be in Kuwait as a dream country,but the cost of living is much are they playing as a salary here that such expenses should be advice please from any region
Victor on Jun 21, 2020:
I love everything I heard about Kuwait am 20 years old I will like to go to the city my dreams is the I should work their
Umar deen Ibrahim on Jun 15, 2020:
All my dream is to be in the lovely city and country Kuwait. with the high cost of living, I am OK with that but wishing if I will have my dream job as full time pipeline welder, but insha Allah soon I will love to visit the blessed country Kuwait. Thank you
Tridip deb on Mar 21, 2020:
I am a 40 years old. I am a driver .i have 20 years experience in driving in india can I work at quwat as a driver anybody help me
Emil Goyushzada on Feb 18, 2020:
Hi I am Emil from Azerbaijan. I got Job offer to work as Lap Instructor at university in Kuwait. I am planning to move there with my family(two persons). I am wondering about salary if it is sufficient to live there. What is the living cost(excluding accommodation) for two persons for moderate life? Could you please support me about this issue. Thanks in advance.
SUDHAKAR S K on Dec 30, 2019:
hii Im Sudhkar s Kamble B.A Complet job no any Job
I want to work in kuwait. can anybody help me out.
LEE on Dec 28, 2019:
How much can I make in Kuwait City for high quality PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?
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.