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Moving to Kuwait City, Kuwait

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Moving to Kuwait City, Kuwait: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Kuwait City.

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What do I need to know before moving to Kuwait City?

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

"Be brave. Get out there and see what's available in your neighborhood. Ask co-workers for help and advice. Oh, and pack light. There is almost nothing that you can't get here or have shipped here," commented one expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

"Find someone here with similar tastes. Available housing is pretty abundant, you won't have a problem finding something nice," remarked another expat in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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How do I find a place to live in Kuwait City?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"My company and most companies provide housing here. There are some bad places to live, as the locals, they LOVE Americans and are happy to help," commented one expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Kuwait City?

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"In apartment housing. Most of us live in high rise apts that have some amenities. Some have fitness rooms, some have pools. Few have both," said another expat in Kuwait City.

"Apartments, mostly. From high rises to condo-like flats. Only Kuwaitis are allowed to own property, so we're all renters," added another expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

What is the average cost of housing in Kuwait City?

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If you are thinking about moving to Kuwait City, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"I do not know what the housing costs here. I DO know that the apartment I stay in would run about $1500 a month where I am from," said another expat in Kuwait City.

"MUCH lower. About $500 or so a month for a good two bedroom apartment. Again, most companies provide housing as part of the contract. It's rare to find an American paying for their housing," added another expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

What should I pack when moving to Kuwait City?

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We asked people living in Kuwait City to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded:

"Wish I'd brought: Luxury sheets My good cooking knives McCormick Mesquite seasoning Wish I'd left: Most of the shoes I brought Most of the clothes I brought Toiletries I didn't think I could buy here," added another expat who made the move to Kuwait City.

"Wish I'd brought: Towels; American music and dvds; more pics of family, friends. Wish I'd left home: Clothes, cosmetics, medical supplies. (ALL are cheaper and better quality here)," explained one expat living in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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Cultural Blunders

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"The only blunder I committed was trying to shake the hand of a Muslim man. Many will not touch women who are not their family members. It made for an awkward encounter," explained one expat living in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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