Cost of living in Kuwait

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Food Price in د.ك
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 KWD
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 KWD
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 KWD
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 KWD
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 KWD
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 KWD
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 KWD
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 KWD
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 KWD
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 KWD
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 KWD
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 KWD
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 KWD
1.5 kg Sugar 10 KWD
2 liter cooking oil 20 KWD
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 KWD
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 KWD
1 liter milk 8.50 KWD
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 KWD
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 KWD
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 KWD
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 KWD
House Cleaning fee per day 105 KWD
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 KWD
Original branded Electric Fans 200 KWD
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 KWD
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 KWD
Single bed Blankets 120 KWD
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 KWD
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 KWD
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 KWD
Men's haircut 40 KWD
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 KWD
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 KWD
1 month of gym subscription. 105 KWD
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 KWD
Unisex Loris perfume 30 KWD
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 KWD
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 KWD
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 KWD
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 KWD
Go carting 30mins 120 KWD
Movie House 3d cinema 30 KWD
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 KWD
Photo shoot 120 KWD
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 KWD
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 KWD
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 KWD
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 KWD
Spalding Basketball 200 KWD
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 KWD
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 KWD
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 KWD
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 KWD
1 day rent a car cost 140 KWD
Driver’s license 2300 KWD
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 KWD
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 KWD
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 KWD
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 KWD
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 KWD
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 KWD

Are you a student planning on living in this wonderful country? Although Kuwait is one of the least visited countries in Persia, it has indeed many beautiful spots to discover. Cost of living in Kuwait, prices, and what it is like to live for a student, quality of life, and compare the cost of living for students as at the current date. The overall expenditure is expected to be around 1000 t0 1300 Pounds a semester!


Cost is average for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase, and maintenance. The average price over the last year for the highest available octane petrol/gasoline (1L) is 1.20 Pound.

Restaurants Meal Out and Hotels

Cost is low for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals, and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. The average cappuccino price (regular, medium) is 2.10 Pound, coke/Pepsi (330ml) 0.50 Pound, burger meal (international franchise or similar) 6.50 Pound, and a mid-range international restaurant meal for 2 is 17.00 Pound.

Housing prices vary distinctly depending on whether or not the location is in or near a city center. Renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs 500 Pound per month or 1000 Pound for a three-bedroom apartment. Outside the city center, the prices drop down significantly to 400 Pound and 800 Pound for one- and three-bedroom apartments, respectively.


Like in most Persian countries, the best places to buy anything are the local markets, called souks. Here, travelers will find every product imaginable, from painstakingly made souvenirs to animal skins. Certain items are native to Kuwait and should therefore not be passed on, such as grass and straw products, carved wooden statues and masks, copper and brass utensils, silver and gold jewelry, and perhaps most known, semi-precious stones like amber.

Monthly Budget

Those interested in simple living should budget between 500 Pound or less monthly. Generally, this budget allows for bus rides and the occasional taxi, big trips to the marketplace, and a few restaurant meals each month. While you can choose to live in relative luxury, employing full-time housekeepers, commuting by car, enjoying exquisite homes, and consuming imported goods such as lifestyles can easily amount to 1000Pound or more monthly.