Cost of Living in Kuwait City

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1251
$3273
🛋️ Without rent
$592
$1779
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$659
$1495
🍽️ Food
$287
$771
🚐 Transport
$183
$509
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1502
😀 Quality of life
72
🏙️ Population
2.99M

The average cost of living in Kuwait City is $1251, which is in the top 37% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3411th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 2 in Kuwait.

The median after-tax salary is $1502, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 1832nd (TOP 20%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Kuwait. With an estimated population of 2.99M, Kuwait City is the 1st largest city in Kuwait.

✈️ Closest airport 17 km Kuwait International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 29.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2019 Kuwait University
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Prices in Kuwait City

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.52
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$42.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.61
 Cappuccino
$4.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$798
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$559
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1849
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1326
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6441
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2983
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.34
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.22
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$109
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.07
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$262
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6479

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