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Average Kuwaiti family income approx KD 4,000 per month; Expat family’s average income KD 939.8 per month

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Acting Director-General of the Central Department of Statistics, Mania Al-Qabandi, announced that the average monthly income of a Kuwaiti family in 2021, without calculating the rental value, was 3,994.9 dinars (about 13 thousand dollars), compared to 3,351 dinars (about 10.9 thousand dollars), an increase of 2.2 percent compared to in the Income and Expenditure Survey 2013, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Qabandi said in a press statement on the sidelines of the conference “Release of the Results of the Expenditure and Income Survey for the Year 2021” that the average monthly income of a non-Kuwaiti family in 2021, without calculating the rental value, was 939.8 dinars “about 3 thousand dollars” compared to 1,131.5 dinars “about 3.7 thousand dollars,” with an increase of 2.3 percent compared to the Income and Expenditure Survey in 2013.

The sources added that the average monthly expenditure of a Kuwaiti family in 2021, without calculating the rental value, amounted to 3,296.6 Kuwaiti dinars (about 10.8 thousand US dollars), an increase of 5.6 percent compared to the income and expenditure survey in 2013, while the average monthly expenditure of a Kuwaiti family, with calculating the rental value 4138.8 dinars (about 13.5 thousand dollars). The average monthly expenditure of a non-Kuwaiti family in 2021, without calculating the rental value, amounted to 1071.3 dinars (about 3.5 thousand dollars), an increase of 4.4 percent compared to the income and expenditure survey in 2013, while the average monthly expenditure of a non-Kuwaiti family with calculating the value of rent is 1071.3 dinars, “about 3.5 thousand dollars,” the sources added.

Survey
The Central Statistical Administration has completed the Household Income and Expenditure Survey Project 2019-2021 in cooperation and partnership with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and the Office of the United Nations Development Program, say sources; pointing out that the sample size was determined, which includes 4,032 families distributed over 12 months, at a rate of 336 families per month, as the percentage of Kuwaiti families reached 33.3 percent and 66.7 percent of non- Kuwaiti families distributed in all governorates.

The sources indicated that this project is one of the most important statistical projects and the second largest project for any statistical body, indicating that it is one of the necessary statistical methods for drawing up the economic and social policies of the state on scientific bases, as this survey provides important data that serve the purposes of planning economic and social development programs. The sources stated that the results of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey are used as a basis for describing and analyzing a wide range of economic and social issues, the most important of which is providing a broad base of economic, social and demographic data, identifying consumer goods and services in Kuwaiti society at all levels, and identifying the relative distribution of expenditure.