There are some secrets of expats living in Saudi Arabia which they don’t reveal to anyone.
1-They spend less and send more: Well, most of the expats here are those who are bread earners to their families. The whole family relies on their income. These expats would save each Riyal so that they could send the most out to the families back at home.
2-Most have little or no saving: Most of the expats are left with no saving by the end of the month. The reasons might be the low paid jobs they are hired at.
3-They are bank to their families: I have noticed many expats ignoring calls from their homes as they know that it is a call for money. The families back rely on expat’s earning and in-case they need any financial help; they would readily ask the expat for help.
4-It’s all about money: The expats are under such a pressure to send back money that they often run into debts. Many expats fall into the trap of credit cards and end in taking loans.
They need not only to fulfill their expense but also have a burden on their families. Most of the expat find it hard to meet the ends due to the very reason.
5-They are worried about their future: The expats are spending their youth here to take care of the family and elders here. They are investing their time and effort to meet the ends. However, there is one thing that always pinches them who will take care of them.
6-It is not easy to live abroad: The expats are working tirelessly day and night. Living abroad is not easy for them at all. They wish they could go back and live with their family and old friends.
7-Can’t afford sickness: The expats are working overtime to make more money. They barely have a health insurance and cannot afford to fall sick. If they do, they are just stepping towards ruin.