Last updated on Feb 05, 2023
Summary: People describe Salmiya, Kuwait as a vibrant and modern city with a great selection of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Expats love the city's convenient location, close proximity to the beach, and the friendly locals. The weather in Salmiya is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,500 per month. The approximate population of Salmiya is around 200,000 people.
What do expats find most challenging?
"The university aged people whom I teach are materialistic and often without signs of human caring," said another expat in Salmiya.
What are the schools in Salmiya like?
"***Ensure that whoever is working in Kuwait gets the company to pay for the kids schooling worked into the contract as well as a company car or you are SUNK.*** Schooling in Kuwait for us with 2 kids (6 & 9) is around 5,000KD a year and that doesn't include the overpriced Bangladesh made uniforms, over priced average bus service, and the fact you seem to pay through the nose for EVERYTHING when the school does something. But I hear thats the same at EVERY school here in Kuwait. But, we found the teachers to be excellent (read: made them study and learn- in a nice way,) were confident in seeing the parents, handed out challenging homework, and we like the actual outlay of the school. All the classrooms, PE hall, auditorium, and library (which is pretty good,) are well air conditioned. It has a decent pool with wading area and a couple of cushioned basketball/tennis/soccer courts. -Did I mention they are having a school excursion to Lapland (Sweden) for a week this year? Apparently it's 780KD pp everything paid for. We were told well in advance so you can have time to save up. Sounds nice," commented one expat when asked about TES in Salmiya.
"It is the best school in Kuwait for British kids aged 3-11. Many parents then consider moving their kids to Kuwait English School for their Secondary education," explained one expat in Salmiya, Kuwait with kids at The English School.
About the Author
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.
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