Cost of living in Kuwait. Accomodation and Transport Costs

Cost of living in Kuwait. Accomodation and Transport Costs

With enticing views/atmosphere, a country like Kuwait is such a place almost every expat would like to live. Kuwait’s currency is the most expensive in the world and is pegged to the prestigious US dollar. One of the reasons why expats move to Kuwait is due to its currency. However, living in the country is not really cheap. The cost of living in Kuwait can be more or less equivalent to the cost of living in most European cities or countries.

Expatriates who move to Kuwait enjoy quite a lot of things. In Kuwait, both employees and employers of labor do not pay tax. Accommodation cost in Kuwait can be pricey or fit in your budget, and clothing costs depends on you; if you prefer designer wears, then, you’ll spend more to get them.

Furthermore, in Kuwait, cars and petrol are moderately cheap, even electronics and other utility bills cost slightly less than many expats will expect. As one of the major, global-leading oil dealers, Kuwait’s government generates up to 90% of its revenue from oil export.

Cost of living in Kuwait

Accommodation in Kuwait

Just as you would expect, the accommodation cost in this country is quite pricey. Well, that is what expats face when they move from one developed city/country to another.

  • 1 bedroom apartment in a city downtown                                                         $949.06
  • 1 bedroom apartment at the city outskirts                                                         $740.60
  • 3 bedrooms apartment in a city downtown                                                       $1,827.80
  • 3 bedrooms apartment at the city outskirts                                                        $1,427.97

You’ll spend more on accommodation fee when you stay in this country. However, if you get employed into a company, you may be provided with a free place to live. Some companies offer free accommodation for their workers living in Kuwait.

Also, the cost of accommodation may vary depending on the city you choose to live in Kuwait.

Transportation costs in Kuwait

The monthly public transport ticket pass is cheaper than in most other developed cities. Adding transportation fees to the cost of living in Kuwait does not inflate the amount quite much.

Local transport one-way ticket                                                                                 $0.82

Regular monthly pass                                                                                                  $50

Normal taxi start tariff                                                                                                 $3.29

1 mile taxi tariff)                                                                                                            $5.29

1 Ltr. of gasoline                                                                                                            $1.96

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (or equivalent), no extras                                                 $19,000

Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (or equivalent car)                                    $16,772.50

Everything that has to do with transportation in Kuwait is cheaper than in other similar nations. Most western expats will love this cheap transportation rate.

Food and utility bills cost of living in Kuwait

Going to restaurants to eat will cost you the below prices in Kuwait.

  • Basic meal at an inexpensive eatery                                                                      $6.58
  • 3-course standard meal for 2 persons in a mid-class restaurant                 $39.47
  • Combo meal (McMeal at McDonalds)                                                                   $6.58
  • Non-alcoholic local beer                                                                                             $1.64
  • Non-alcoholic foreign beer (12oz bottle)                                                             $2.47
  • Cappuccino                                                                                                                      $5.06
  • 1 kg (2 lbs.) of tomatoes                                                                                                            $2.27

Nevertheless, you can hit the market and get some food item, then get back home to cook them.

Why choose Kuwait as your new destination?

The country is a nice place to be and its currency is the highest in the world. Also, there are job opportunities for expats in Kuwait.

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