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What do I need to know before retiring in Kuwait?

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

"Expats considering retiring in Kuwait should be aware that the country is a Muslim-majority nation and that Islamic laws and customs are strictly enforced. It is important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs before relocating. Expats should also be aware that Kuwait is a very hot and humid country, and that the summer months can be particularly uncomfortable. Additionally, expats should be aware that Kuwait is a relatively expensive country to live in, and that the cost of living is higher than in many other countries. Finally, expats should be aware that Kuwait has a very strict visa system, and that obtaining a residency permit can be a lengthy and complicated process," explained one expat living in Kuwait.

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"It may be difficult in the beginning, but once you adapt you will not want to leave..," said another expat in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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