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:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1650* (504 KWD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 111 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2860* (882 KWD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 144 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 23 per person

Total budget:

$ 4723* (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 2021

Cost of living: Kuwait VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kuwait in 2021 is 6% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kuwait City
Hawalli 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hawalli

Local prices in Kuwait by expense type

Kuwait: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kuwait costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.6/person
($ 3.2 to $ 14)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 26/person
($ 15 to $ 48)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.6/person
($ 6.6 to $ 8.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 3 to $ 8.2)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Kuwait: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kuwait is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 87 to $ 125)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 121/night
($ 78 to $ 188)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 167/night
($ 121 to $ 223)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 288/night
($ 212 to $ 364)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 152/month
($ 109 to $ 212)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 208/month
($ 161 to $ 257)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 125/month
($ 125 to $ 125)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 440/month
($ 302 to $ 600)

153% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Kuwait: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kuwait costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 3)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 8.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.7)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Kuwait: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Kuwait costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.4/litre
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 1.7 to $ 6.6)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 38)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Kuwait: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kuwait is 65% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 9.8 to $ 17)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 36/hr
($ 17 to $ 66)

133% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Kuwait: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Kuwait costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 24 to $ 66)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 22 to $ 66)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36


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 11-05-2021.

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