5 easy ways to save money while living in the GCC

Published Nov 08

Dalal Alrayes

As an expat or a permanent resident living in a GCC country like Kuwait or Bahrain, you might complain about your inability to save, regardless of your monthly salary, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many people have lost their jobs, others are dealing with pandemic anxiety by shopping, getting triggered by advertisements of companies going crazy with offers and discounts. However, we shouldn’t give in to all these factors and look for ways to save money.  Here are a few tips on saving money that can quickly add up to your savings at the end of the month.

1- Pay less for your rent

Hello, negotiation skills! Start haggling the cost of your rent with your landlord especially if you’re a reliable tenant with a solid history of paying your rent on time. No better time than now, take advantage of the current pandemic situation and ask for a cut on your rent.

2- Create a shopping list