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Pros and Cons of Living in Kuwait

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Kuwait. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Kuwait

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What are the pros and cons of living in Kuwait?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Kuwait responded:

"I dont like the weather, the fact there is no entertainment. I dont like the indecisive government. I dont like the racism kuwait has towards expats," explained one expat in Kuwait City.

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What do expats in Kuwait appreciate most about the local culture?

"I appreciate the people's sense of pride in their country, for they are very patriotic," explained one expat.

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What do expats find most challenging?

"Oddly enough, I have had more trouble with other expats, mainly males. These men are aggressive, presumptuous, and will not accept no for an answer. If a women has light colored hair, she will probably be a target of unwanted advances. Another group that has been difficult is the taxi drivers. Of course, not all but certainly many will overcharge you without a second thought. I tend to avoid taxis as much as possible, but that also limits my experiences and outings," explained one expat living in Kuwait City.

"The university aged people whom I teach are materialistic and often without signs of human caring," said another expat in Salmiya.

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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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