One-third of expats want to leave Kuwait. Kuwaitization policy, COVID-19 and poor quality of life the main reasons, a latest survey revealed
Kuwait , Kuwait
22 May 2021, 12:00 AM
31 May 2021, 12:00 AM
According to an opinion poll conducted by the German InterNations network, one third of the 3 million and 200 thousand expatriates in Kuwait are planning to leave the country sooner than expected due to the negative repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Kuwaitization policies, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Inter- Nations Expat Insider-2021 survey is published annually with the aim of classifying countries on the grounds of their attractiveness to expatriates, who want to live and work there.
Kuwait was ranked 59th for the seventh time. Kuwait came in the last place in terms of quality of life, leisure options, personal happiness, travel and mobility.
InterNations ranks countries on the basis of 15 factors – quality of life, leisure options, travel and transportation, health and safety, security and safety, ease of adaptation, stability in the country, level of hospitality and kindness, ability to make friends, language, working abroad, job and career, life and work balance, job security, and digital life.
Kuwait came in the last place in terms of quality of life, leisure options, personal happiness, travel and mobility.
Kuwait was considered “the worst destination for expatriates in terms of ease of adaptation and stability”, with 46 per cent of the respondents expressing a lack of ability to integrate into the local culture, and 45 per cent affirming the difficulty to live in Kuwait.