Travel budget and cost of living in Kuwait how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Kuwait

Kuwait: calculate your travel budget

Kuwait: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Kuwait for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1530* (448 KWD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 106 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2943* (840 KWD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 143 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 5061* (1442 KWD)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Kuwait in 2019

Cost of living: Kuwait VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kuwait in 2019 is 2% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Kuwait in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Kuwait by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Kuwait compared to the national average.

Cities /Kuwait View Details
Kuwait City 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kuwait City
Hawalli 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Hawalli

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Local prices in Kuwait by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kuwait

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kuwait costs 32% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.9/person
($ 4.4 to $ 10.5)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 29)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 6.3 to $ 8.7)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.4/cup
($ 3.5 to $ 6.9)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Kuwait

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kuwait is essentially the same as in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 78 to $ 109)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 78 to $ 189)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 163/night
($ 118 to $ 222)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 291/night
($ 211 to $ 377)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 157/month
($ 110 to $ 222)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 207/month
($ 158 to $ 261)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 124/month
($ 124 to $ 124)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 477/month
($ 329 to $ 670)

174% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Kuwait

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kuwait costs 33% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 2.6)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.9/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 10.5)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 6.9)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.3/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 3.5)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.2/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 13)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Kuwait

On average, the price of transport in Kuwait costs 17% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 53/month
($ 40 to $ 57)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.5/km
($ 1.8 to $ 3.5)

93% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.4/litre
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.5
($ 2.6 to $ 5.3)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 38)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Kuwait

On average, the cost of housing in Kuwait costs 13% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 42/month
($ 18 to $ 60)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 27/month
($ 18 to $ 53)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1023/month
($ 734 to $ 1519)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 797/month
($ 629 to $ 1048)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1924/month
($ 1328 to $ 2618)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1488/month
($ 1048 to $ 1921)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 100/month
($ 59 to $ 176)

159% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 329/month
($ 140 to $ 797)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6895/yr
($ 2095 to $ 12218)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Kuwait

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kuwait is 84% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 10.5 to $ 14)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 45/hr
($ 18 to $ 89)

171% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Kuwait

On average, shopping budget in Kuwait costs 5% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 36 to $ 71)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 33 to $ 78)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 93
($ 71 to $ 124)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 83
($ 53 to $ 124)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

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About the information on the cost of living in Kuwait

The information about the cost of living in Kuwait shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Kuwait updated on 14-05-2019.

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