Kuwait City is second cheapest Gulf cities for expats. It was 113 cheapest city in 2020 compared to 115 in 2021.
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Kuwait City ranked the second cheapest city compared to the other cities in the GCC in terms of cost of living for expats, according to the annual Cost of Living survey by global consultancy Mercer.
Compared to 2020, Kuwait City dropped two points in the past year as it was ranked 113 last year and now it ranks 115 out of 209 cities.
Kuwait City ranks second after Doha, which is considered the cheapest city as it ranked 130 on the list.
Riyadh was ranked the most expensive Gulf city as it was placed 29 on the list in 2021, a slight increase from 2020, where it ranked 31 on the list.
Dubai is ranked the second most expensive in the Gulf, after Riyadh, as it was 41 on the list. Dubai has become cheaper, according to Mercer, as it was ranked 23 back a year ago.
The ranking of 209 cities measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items, including housing, transport and food.
This year’s ranking shows how Covid-19 has shaken up the index as countries continue to struggle with the economic fallout from the pandemic.