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Kuwait > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In Kuwait

Tuesday June 30, 2020 (13:26:16)

If you’re considering relocating to the State of Kuwait, then you’re not the only one, as expats comprise 70% of the country’s population. The currency of the state is the Kuwaiti dinar, which is currently the highest value currency in the world, converting to over 3.20 USD.   more ...

Kuwait > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Kuwait

Wednesday May 06, 2020 (16:07:13)

Renting property

If you’re planning on renting property in Kuwait, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding the right place. There are options ranging from apartments in tall buildings to compounds full of single-family homes with shared amenities, like pools and playgrounds. Expats from the States and the EU may be pleasantly surprised by how spacious Kuwaiti homes are.   more ...

Kuwait > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Kuwait

Friday March 13, 2020 (15:56:55)

Despite its historical issues, Kuwait is still a popular destination with expats, primarily for purposes of employment rather than tourism. There are a number of things that you will need to consider if you are planning to visit Kuwait. Read on for information around the immigration regulations, as well as advice on how to obtain a visa.   more ...

Kuwait > Working


How To Find A Job In Kuwait

Monday February 03, 2020 (11:01:41)

Despite its historical problems, Kuwait is still an attractive choice for many expats, particularly those who are working in the oil industry. With more than 8% of the world’s oil reserves, Kuwait remains a powerful player in this sector. However, the financial sector, business and export also attract expat personnel.   more ...

Kuwait > Living


A Vegetarian Guide To Kuwait City

Friday May 25, 2018 (11:15:31)

Vegetarians and vegans in Kuwait might find that they are met with some confusion. However, just because eschewing animal products isn’t as common in Kuwait as in the UK or US, vegetarian expats moving there need not worry. Don’t let blank stares or questions about whether you get enough protein put you off. You can find vegetarian food here more easily than you may think. In fact, these days you’ll find non-dairy milks in supermarkets, vegetarian and vegan cafes around the city and even veggie Instagram celebrities.   more ...

Kuwait > Working


An Expat Guide To Starting A Business In Kuwait

Friday September 15, 2017 (10:28:32)

Like most nations in the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait is fairly welcoming of expats (in fact, nationals only account for a little over a third of the population) and expat-run businesses. The small nation’s strong economy and high income levels offer plenty of opportunities for enterprising expats in domains such as imports, services and consulting.   more ...

Kuwait > Living


A Guide To Activities For Children In Kuwait

Wednesday August 30, 2017 (09:42:21)

The State of Kuwait is situated along the northern edge of Eastern Arabia, right at the tip of the Persian Gulf. This ancient land has come a long way from the sunny desert it once used to be. Today, it has become one of the top locations for expats from all across the globe, mainly because of its superior living standards, ultra‒modern infrastructure, high earning potential, tax‒free salaries and world class healthcare. About 70% of the workforce in this country is made up of foreigners.   more ...

Kuwait > Living


An Expat Guide To Kuwaiti Cuisine

Tuesday August 01, 2017 (14:23:32)

Kuwait is a country situated at the tip of the Persian Gulf. Located at the northern edge of Eastern Arabia, this country shares its borders with Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Only five countries have more oil reserves than Kuwait. This is responsible for Kuwait’s strong economy and why the Kuwait Dinar holds the highest value among other global currencies. The World Bank has stated that the country has the fourth highest per capita income as well. It is also one of the most progressive and liberal countries in the Arabian region. These factors make Kuwait seem like a very lucrative option for expats.   more ...

Kuwait > Financial


An Expat Guide To The Cost Of Living In Kuwait

Monday July 31, 2017 (13:10:58)

Expats who move to Kuwait to enjoy the excellent work and living opportunities will be moving to a country that also has the world's most expensive currency. This means that it is a highly sought-after destination for many expats who can earn more, because the Kuwaiti Dinar is pegged to the US dollar. However, it's not necessarily a cheap country to live in; for Europeans in particular, the cost of living is similar to their home countries.   more ...

Kuwait > Health


An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Kuwait

Monday July 17, 2017 (14:42:31)
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The healthcare system in Kuwait has come under much debate in recent times and the government is considering putting in place different policies for locals and expats and also hiring local and foreign medical professionals at government health facilities.   more ...

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