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.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1665* (476 KWD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 111 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3041* (868 KWD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 144 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 5146* (1456 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 2020

Cost of living: Kuwait VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kuwait in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Hawalli 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hawalli
Kuwait City 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kuwait City

Local prices in Kuwait by expense type

Kuwait: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kuwait costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 4.4 to $ 10.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 28)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7/person
($ 5.3 to $ 8.8)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.4/cup
($ 3.6 to $ 7)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

67% 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 $ 1.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

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 $ 126)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 121/night
($ 77 to $ 190)

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
($ 119 to $ 223)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 290/night
($ 212 to $ 373)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 158/month
($ 109 to $ 251)

6% 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
($ 159 to $ 261)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
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
$ 447/month
($ 306 to $ 627)

155% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Kuwait: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kuwait costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

87% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 2.5)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 10.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3 to $ 5.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.4/kg
($ 7 to $ 9.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Kuwait: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Kuwait costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 45/month
($ 40 to $ 54)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.6/km
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.4/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.6
($ 1.8 to $ 5.3)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
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: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Kuwait costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 42/month
($ 18 to $ 72)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 28/month
($ 18 to $ 47)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 948/month
($ 708 to $ 1238)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 753/month
($ 637 to $ 973)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1915/month
($ 1238 to $ 2830)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1424/month
($ 991 to $ 1946)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 121/month
($ 60 to $ 249)

204% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 260/month
($ 141 to $ 708)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6416/yr
($ 2123 to $ 10609)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Kuwait: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kuwait is 71% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 10.6 to $ 15)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 41/hr
($ 18 to $ 72)

146% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Kuwait: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Kuwait is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 36 to $ 79)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 26 to $ 72)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 96
($ 72 to $ 143)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 54 to $ 177)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 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 15-01-2020.

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