Cost of living 2019 in Kuwait

Hello everyone,

As we usually do each year, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Kuwait.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Kuwait will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Kuwait? How about buying an apartment or a house in Kuwait?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Kuwait?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Kuwait?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Kuwait? How about buying an apartment or a house in Kuwait? ( from 150 - 250 KD monthly )

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?  (20 KD)

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta? (30 KD)

What is your monthly budget for groceries? (15 KD)

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Kuwait? (10 KD )

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?  (50 kD per year)

How much does childcare cost on average per month? (30 KD )

What is your child's schooling budget per month? (500 KD per year)

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?  (30 KD per month)

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month? (5 KD per moth)

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?  (5 KD per moth)

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? (15 KD per moth)

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? (5 KD per moth)

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket? (3 KD per moth)

How much does a gym membership cost in Kuwait? (15 KD per moth)

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Kuwait? How about buying an apartment or a house in Kuwait? Rent can start from 250 KD for a 2 bedroom flat, and can go up to 800, depends on the location, facilities, space, etc.

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)? Bus .25, Taxi 1.5 KD within the same area, 3 KD for further trips (Salmiya to Shuwaikh), however Careem is available and at good rates 

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta? average cost per meal 1.5 to 2.5 KD

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 30 KD

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Kuwait? 30 KD for consultation

How much do you pay for health insurance per month? not a monthly payment, usually it's provided by employer if it's a big company

How much does childcare cost on average per month? 80 KD

What is your child's schooling budget per month? Don't know

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank? 4 C will cost 25 KD

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month? around 5 KD for regular domestic consumption

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription? 7 to 10 KD for unlimited internet

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? 2.5 KD

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? 1.25 KD

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket? 3.5 KD

How much does a gym membership cost in Kuwait? 25 KD up to 80 KD

So here is my small contribution to the query about cost of living in Kuwait.

1. Cost to rent an apartment in Kuwait = Depends on location. On an Average for 1 BHK it is in the range  190 KWD to 250 KWD

2. Public transportation mostly by bus = Its quarter KWD to half KWD. For Dedicated Airport Buses could be more.

3. Basic Food items - Cost/day for a family of 4 could be 2 to 5 KWD

4. Monthly budget for groceries - 40+ KWD

5. Cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Kuwait - If its Governmental, its 2 KWD for clinics and 5 for Hospitals. For private it will be 10 KWD+

6. Annual health insurance per year - 30 to 40 KWD

7. Childcare cost on average per month - 100+ KWD

8. Child's schooling budget per month - 30 to 50 KWD depends

9. Cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank - 2to 3 KWD

8. How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription - Around 5 to 10 KWD

9. How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? - 1 to 1.5 KWD

10. How much do you pay for an espresso coffee? - 1 KWD


Thanks Expat.com for the request to share my views.
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Cost of rent does not change too much..flat with 2 room.. 260 kd up to 300 kd

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