July 31, 2006 – Kuwait Gives $694 To Each Citizen to help them with “life’s expenses.” To quote D, “Ahhahahahaha! Yeah, living expenses!” As of this writing, 1 Kuwaiti dinar is roughly $3.5, i.e. $694 is equal to 200 dinars (damn, the dollar has slid since I was a kid living in Arabia). The average Kuwaiti goes through 200 dinars in under five minutes or less. Also note that only citizens, not all of the people living (and doing the bulk of the labor) in Kuwait get this money. On the bright side, at least the wealth is shared inside the country as opposed to poured into large international boondoggles.