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Money and costs

Currency
Dinars (KWD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 17, 2018 5:41PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
KD45
  • Double room in a budget hotel: KD30
  • Falafel wrap/fast food: KD5
  • Bus ticket: 300 fils
  • Careem car ride service: KD1.5
Midrange
KD45–150
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: KD40–75
  • Lunch or dinner in a local restaurant: KD5–10
  • Taxi: KD3.5
Top end (more than)
KD150
  • Double room in a top-end hotel: from KD75
  • Lunch or dinner in a high end restaurant: from KD10
  • Car with driver: from KD8 per hour

ATMs widespread; credit cards widely accepted.

Tipping

  • Upmarket restaurants A tip is usually expected, but look out for a 10% service fee that is often already added to the bill.

  • Cafes and fast food A tip is not expected.

  • Taxis For longer journeys, 10% is a suitable tip for a taxi driver.

  • Hotels Tips are not expected, but a small amount is appreciated by baggage handlers.

  • Petrol station attendants Tips are not expected, but the small change from your bill is appreciated.