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Living in Kuwait

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

Summary: People generally describe life in Kuwait as modern, luxurious, and safe. Expats love the high quality of life, the low cost of living, and the friendly people. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month, depending on lifestyle. The population of Kuwait is estimated to be 4.5 million, with the largest cities being Kuwait City, Al Ahmadi, and Hawalli. The cons of living in Kuwait include the hot climate, the lack of public transportation, and the strict laws and regulations. Additionally, the cost of living can be high for expats, and the job market is competitive.

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What do I need to know about living in Kuwait?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kuwait, they said:

"Remember that this country is very hot from May through September, and in fact is insanely hot June, July, August. You have to stay hydrated and avoid outside during most daytime hours as far as shopping, etc. during those three months," remarked one expat living in Kuwait.

"It may be difficult in the beginning, but once you adapt you will not want to leave..," wrote one member in Kuwait City.

"Learn about the religion and traditions because you could easily offend someone or be offended. Check if your necessities are available in Kuwait e.g. certain products, books, food," remarked one expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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