Kuwait City has just been named the world's worst city for expats to live and work
Things seem to be looking quite grim for expats in Kuwait City, as it was revealed earlier this week that it was the worst city for expats to live and work.
According to Arabian Business, the Expat City Ranking 2019 by InterNations, the world’s largest expat community with more than 3.5 million members, ranked Kuwait City right at the bottom of the list.
The best cities for expats? Well, research showed that four Asian cities - Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore - were the best cities to live as an expat out of a total of 82 cities.
Along with Kuwait City, Rome (81st) and Milan (80th), Lagos, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Lima, New York City and Yangon, Myanmar also featured in the bottom 10 cities to live and work for expats.
Other Middle East cities on the list were Abu Dhabi (15th), Manama (21st), Muscat (28th) and Dubai (34th).
So why exactly are expats unhappy in Kuwait City? The worst performing area is the Getting Settled Index (82nd). Almost three in five respondents (57 percent) feel that the local residents are unfriendly towards foreigners (v 19 percent globally).
Expats in Kuwait City have also ranked the work life, for which it ranks 79th worldwide, ahead of only Istanbul, Athens and Rome. Over a third of expats say they are dissatisfied with their job in general (v 19 percent globally), and two in five are unhappy with the local career opportunities.