Kuwait City: Although strong measures are being taken against foreigners, there has been an increase in the monthly salary rate of expatriates in Kuwait.
Quoting official statistics, a Kuwaiti local newspaper reports that there has been an increase in the salaries of not only expatriates but also native Kuwaitis.
The average monthly salary of expatriates increased by five dinars ($16.13) to 343 Kuwaiti dinars at the end of June, compared to 338 Kuwaiti dinars at the end of last December, according to the Kuwaiti daily Al Anba. Out of a total population of 4.6 million, Kuwait is home to 3.4 million foreigners.
At the same time, there will be an increase of about 22 Kuwaiti dinars in the monthly wages of Kuwaitis. During the same period, the average monthly wage rose from 1,491 Kuwaiti dinars at the end of December to 1,513 dinars at the end of June, according to reports.
According to official figures, a Kuwaiti government employee earned an average monthly salary of 1,555 Kuwaiti dinars at the end of June, compared to 1,539 in December.