Depending on how frugal you are with you with money, Kuwait can be a very expensive place to live. About the only commodity that's inexpensive is gasoline. Kuwait's currency, the Dinar, has more buying power than the US Dollar (1KD=$3.50), the Euro (1KD=2.60 Euros) or the British Pound (1KD=£2.30).
Below are some examples of what one might expect to pay for basic necessities in Kuwait.
When searching for a home in Kuwait, whether an apartment or house, there are several things one should keep in mind.
Flat sharing is possible but do keep the following guidelines in mind:
Unfortunately, youth hostels don't exist in Kuwait. Budget travelers should consider using local hotels instead.
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