An Arab country located in the Persian Gulf, Kuwait has a population of 4.5 million people, 70% of whom are expatriates. With oil reserves having been discovered in the 1930s, Kuwait underwent massive modernization during most of the 20th century.

It was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 1990, resulting in the First Gulf War which ended after military intervention by a coalition led by the United States. It’s a constitutional sovereign state with a semi-democratic political system.

It is a wealthy country with the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. Kuwait has a relatively open society compared to its peers in the region, promotes the arts and culture and also houses the largest opera house in the Middle East.

Most Kuwaiti citizens are Muslims, with Indians and Egyptians comprising the majority of the expats.

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Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 3.4%
Industry 26.4%
Services 70.2%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 3.8%
Basic 32.0%
Intermediate 41.6%
Advanced 22.6%
Level Not Stated .1%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 1.7%
Basic 37.8%
Intermediate 56.1%
Advanced 4.3%
Level Not Stated .2%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 3.4%
Basic 31.7%
Intermediate 42.4%
Advanced 22.4%
Level Not Stated .1%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 4.0%
Basic 31.2%
Intermediate 39.6%
Advanced 25.1%
Level Not Stated .1%

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