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Salwa, Kuwait

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Salwa, Kuwait is around 10,000 people. People describe Salwa as a peaceful and quiet residential area with a relaxed atmosphere. Expats love living in Salwa because of its close proximity to Kuwait City, its excellent shopping and dining options, and its beautiful beaches. The weather in Salwa is generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit (10-35 Celsius). The average cost of living in Salwa for an expat is around $1,500-$2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500-$700 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $700-$1,000 USD per month.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Salwa?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Salwa responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Salwa, often appreciate the relatively low cost of living, especially when it comes to housing and utilities. They also enjoy the diverse and friendly expat community, which makes it easy to make friends and socialize. The city's location near the coast offers beautiful beaches and opportunities for water sports, which is a major draw for many. The local cuisine is another aspect that expats and digital nomads enjoy, with a variety of Middle Eastern and international food options available. Additionally, Salwa is known for its safety and low crime rates, making it a comfortable place to live. However, there are also some aspects of living in Salwa that expats and digital nomads may not enjoy. The hot and arid climate can be challenging, particularly during the summer months when temperatures can soar. The lack of public transportation options can also be frustrating, making it necessary to own a car or rely on taxis to get around. Some expats and digital nomads may find the cultural differences and conservative nature of Kuwaiti society challenging to adapt to, particularly when it comes to dress codes and social norms. The strict alcohol laws and limited nightlife options may also be a downside for those who enjoy a more vibrant social scene. Lastly, the bureaucratic processes for obtaining visas and work permits can be time-consuming and frustrating for expats and digital nomads looking to live and work in Salwa," said one in Salwa.

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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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