Cost of Living Comparison- Muscat vs. Kuwait City

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The following chart analyzes cost of living between two GCC capitals; Muscat and Kuwait

  MuscatKuwait CityDifference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant2.5RO2.54RO     +1.62 %
(1.97 KWD)(2.00 KWD)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course13.50RO15.24RO     +12.92 %
(10.63 KWD)(12.00 KWD)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)2.50RO2.54RO     +1.62 %
(1.97 KWD)(2.00 KWD)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)3.00RO1.27RO     -57.66 %
(2.36 KWD)(1.00 KWD)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)3.00RO0.51RO     -83.06 %
(2.36 KWD)(0.40 KWD)
Cappuccino (regular)1.85RO2.12RO     +14.43 %
(1.46 KWD)(1.67 KWD)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)0.20RO0.21RO     +3.44 %
(0.16 KWD)(0.17 KWD)
Water (0.33 liter bottle)0.11RO0.12RO     +8.71 %
(0.09 KWD)(0.09 KWD)
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter)0.62RO0.37RO     -39.85 %
(0.49 KWD)(0.30 KWD)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)0.42RO0.44RO     +6.10 %
(0.33 KWD)(0.35 KWD)
Rice (white), (1kg)0.75RO0.75RO     +0.02 %
(0.59 KWD)(0.59 KWD)
Eggs (regular) (12)1.02RO0.74RO     -27.45 %
(0.80 KWD)(0.58 KWD)
Local Cheese (1kg)2.24RO4.66RO     +107.94 %
(1.76 KWD)(3.67 KWD)
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)2.27RO2.65RO     +16.79 %
(1.78 KWD)(2.08 KWD)
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)3.20RO5.02RO     +56.80 %
(2.52 KWD)(3.95 KWD)
Apples (1kg)0.80RO0.76RO     -5.17 %
(0.63 KWD)(0.60 KWD)
Banana (1kg)0.62RO0.59RO     -4.47 %
(0.48 KWD)(0.46 KWD)
Oranges (1kg)0.71RO0.76RO     +7.43 %
(0.56 KWD)(0.60 KWD)
Tomato (1kg)0.60RO0.82RO     +38.06 %
(0.47 KWD)(0.65 KWD)
Potato (1kg)0.41RO0.38RO     -7.33 %
(0.32 KWD)(0.30 KWD)
Onion (1kg)0.39RO0.36RO     -9.22 %
(0.31 KWD)(0.28 KWD)
Lettuce (1 head)0.56RO1.27RO     +126.84 %
(0.44 KWD)(1.00 KWD)
Water (1.5 liter bottle)0.22RO0.17RO     -20.33 %
(0.17 KWD)(0.14 KWD)
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)1.20RO1.08RO     -10.02 %
(0.94 KWD)(0.85 KWD)
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)0.30RO0.32RO     +5.86 %
(0.24 KWD)(0.25 KWD)
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)15.00RO19.05RO     +27.03 %
(11.81 KWD)(15.00 KWD)
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)1.00RO1.27RO     +27.03 %
(0.79 KWD)(1.00 KWD)
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)0.20RO0.79RO     +294.66 %
(0.16 KWD)(0.62 KWD)
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)3.00RO2.54RO     -15.31 %
(2.36 KWD)(2.00 KWD)
Gasoline (1 liter)0.22RO0.13RO     -42.63 %
(0.17 KWD)(0.10 KWD)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)6,000RO7,621RO     +27.03 %
(4,723KWD)(6,000KWD)
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)7,1296,476     -9.16 %
(5,612KWD)(5,098KWD)
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment22.02RO13.42RO     -39.03 %
(17.33 KWD)(10.57 KWD)
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)0.07RO0.06RO     -12.77 %
(0.05 KWD)(0.05 KWD)
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)28.70RO11.71RO     -59.19 %
(22.59 KWD)(9.22 KWD)
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult18.09RO35.39RO     +95.65 %
(14.24 KWD)(27.86 KWD)
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)10.60RO18.13RO     +71.04 %
(8.34 KWD)(14.27 KWD)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat3.00RO4.45RO     +48.20 %
(2.36 KWD)(3.50 KWD)
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child91.93RO179.30RO     +95.04 %
(72.37 KWD)(141.15 KWD)
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child2,858.89RO2,313.03RO     -19.09 %
(2,250.57 KWD)(1,820.86 KWD)
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)20.85RO21.46RO     +2.93 %
(16.41 KWD)(16.89 KWD)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …)18.83RO17.54RO     -6.86 %
(14.83 KWD)(13.81 KWD)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)35.89RO34.67RO     -3.40 %
(28.25 KWD)(27.29 KWD)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes29.04RO30.82RO     +6.12 %
(22.86 KWD)(24.26 KWD)
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre273.72RO382.34RO     +39.68 %
(215.48 KWD)(300.98 KWD)
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre187.67RO293.69RO     +56.50 %
(147.73 KWD)(231.20 KWD)
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre530.36RO720.72RO     +35.89 %
(417.51 KWD)(567.36 KWD)
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre361.03RO565.53RO     +56.64 %
(284.21 KWD)(445.19 KWD)
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre1,380RO4,389RO     +217.92 %
(1,086 KWD)(3,455KWD)
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre664.24RO862.21RO     +29.81 %
(522.90 KWD)(678.75 KWD)
Salaries And Financing
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate4.954.5     -9.03 %
Average Monthly Net Salary576.32RO747.61RO     +29.72 %
(453.69 KWD)(588.54 KWD)

 

Date: October 2018

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