Kuwait Dinar is no #1 among the top 5 strongest currencies in the world. 1 KWD is 3.29 USD and 258.26 Indian Rupees. But, is Kuwait expensive for Indians? How much does an Indian earn in Kuwait?
The cost of living in Kuwait for Indians with updated prices of rent, housing, food, transportation, and other expenses is, on average, 98.83% higher than the cost of living in India. A family of four can manage the cost of living in Kuwait under 814.27 KWD (2,10,295.74 Indian Rupee) without paying rent.
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On the other hand, the cost of living in Kuwait for a single person, whether working or student, is around 217.26KWD (56,110.20 Indian Rupee) without paying rent.
But how much does an Indian earn in Kuwait? A skilled person can get an average salary of 1,260 KWD (3,25,411.27 Indian Rupee) in Kuwait. The lowest salary an Indian can receive in Kuwait is a minimum of 320 KWD (82,644.13 Indian Rupee).
The highest pay for Indians in Kuwait is 5,640 KWD (14,56,602.85 Indian Rupee). These are the average, lowest, and highest monthly salaries with housing, transport, and other benefits.
But, if you are a student in Kuwait, you have no permission to work there. So how much money is required to study in Kuwait? Most top-notch universities in Kuwait charge tuition fees of around 2,004.79 KWD (5,17,762.91 Indian Rupee) up to 2,313.22 KWD (56,817.84 Indian Rupee) annually.
What is the Cost of Living in Kuwait for Indians with Updated Prices?
Rent Cost in Kuwait
Whether you are working or completing your education in Kuwait, renting a place in the country is, on average, 361.09% more expensive than in India.
You can rent an 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive and inexpensive areas in Kuwait will cost you 594 KWD and 345 KWD (1,53,408.17 and 89,100.71 Indian Rupee).
On the other hand, if you rent a 45 m2 (480 sq ft) furnished studio in an expensive area, it will cost you 365 KWD (94,265.96 Indian Rupee) monthly.
Furthermore, monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sq ft) furnished studio in a not-so-expensive area in Kuwait will cost you 209 KWD (53,976.95 Indian Rupee).
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How Much is Transportation Cost in Kuwait?
If you drive your vehicle in Kuwait, 1 litre (1/4 gallon) of gas will cost you 0.101 KWD (26.08 Indian Rupee). But gas prices fluctuate, so keep yourself updated to design your monthly budget.
Furthermore, the monthly travel cost in Kuwait via public transport may be 11 KWD (2,840.89 Indian Rupee).
What are the Average Food Expenses per Month in Kuwait?
Your monthly groceries expenses depend on the type of lifestyle you follow. An average person’s monthly groceries cost ranges between 30–50 KWD (7,747.89-12,913.15 Indian Rupee).
Here we have compiled a list of groceries with cost.
- 1-litre milk costs 0.44 KWD (113.64 Indian Rupee)
- A loaf of 500g white bread costs 0.26 KWD (67.15 Indian Rupee)
- 1kg white rice costs 0.56 KWD (144.63 Indian Rupee)
- 12 eggs cost 0.56 KWD (144.63 Indian Rupee)
- 1kg cheese costs 1.38 KWD (356.40 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg chicken fillets cost 1.41 KWD (364.15 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg beef round costs 2.89 KWD (746.38 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg apples cost 0.63 KWD (162.71 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg banana costs 0.53 KWD (136.88 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg oranges cost 0.52 KWD (134.30 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg tomato costs 0.40 KWD (103.31 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg potato costs 0.34 KWD (87.81 Indian Rupee)
- 1 kg onion costs 0.29 KWD (74.90 Indian Rupee)
- 1.5 litre of a water bottle costs 0.15 KWD (38.74 Indian Rupee)
Is 650 KWD Month Salary Sufficient for Living in Kuwait?
The cost of living in Kuwait for Indians is basically based on the types of lifestyle an Indian follows. We have shared the cost for a person getting 650 KWD (1,67,870.90 Indian Rupee) every month. The content below is based on two scenarios.
Cost of Living in Kuwait for an Indian Bachelor
- A bed will cost 50 KWD (12,913.15 Indian Rupee) monthly
- Rent of a shared flat costs 100- 150 KWD (25,826.29-38725.81 Indian Rupee) per month
- Renting a flat in Salmiya or City costs 650 KWD ((1,67,870.90 Indian Rupee) per month
- Monthly rations will cost 50 KWD (12,913.15 Indian Rupee) or less
- Eat outside will cost 90 KWD (23,243.66 Indian Rupee) for good quality
Cost of Living in Kuwait for a Family of Three Members
Flat rent will cost 250 KWD (64,565.73 Indian Rupee) onwards
The monthly ration may cost 120 KWD (30,991.55 Indian Rupee)
Health care is costly. Hospitalisation will cost you 400 KWD (1,03,305.17 Indian Rupee) upwards
The budget of your cost of living in Kuwait has a direct connection with your lifestyle and expenses.
How Much Can a Family Person Save in Kuwait From a Salary of 1,500 KWD per Month?
1,500 KWD is 1,30,389.48 in Indian Rupee, which is enough to afford the cost of living in India. But is 1,500 KWD enough to survive in Kuwait with a family of 3?
Your first expense is paying a house rent between 275-365 KWD (71,021.81-94,265.31 Indian Rupee) in Salmiya. The second expense is a car. If your company has not provided you with a car, you might spend around 120–150 KWD (30,991.34-38,739.17 Indian Rupee) per month for a car.
Then the cost of groceries depends on the type of place you go shopping. It may cost you between 100–150 KWD (25,826.11-38,739.17 Indian Rupee) per month.
Water and electricity costs may settle around 25–30 KWD (6,456.53-7,747.83 Indian Rupee) per month. All these expenses might request a total contribution of 600 KWD (1,54,956.68 Indian Rupee) or a bit more per month.
On the other hand, we include 100 KWD (25,826.11 Indian Rupee) in your monthly budget for surprise expenses like movie dates, shopping, party, etc.
So your total expenses of cost of living in Kuwait with a salary of 1,500 KWD is 700 KWD, then you have around 400 KWD (1,03,304.45 Indian Rupee) to save every month.
The cost of living in Kuwait for Indians is less expensive than in New York. On the same side, Kuwait is 32.8% more inexpensive than the United States. If you are an Indian and have plans to shift to Kuwait for study or work, you can live a happy and stress-free life there in 700 KWD or a bit less.
In a nutshell, your cost of living in Kuwait depends on the type of lifestyle you show interest in.
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