I've had experience with both being courted as well as doing the courting in Kuwait... a good formula for the hiring culture here would be to; take the job description and apply it to what you would be making in your home country (or country of residency) for the same scope of work, or current salary x 1.25 - 1.50 ... the higher the salary the lower the multiplier. This concept would be extremely illegal where I originate, but is quite the norm here (I'v seen workers in the past setting next to one another doing the same scope of work with one making less then four times what the other was making due to were they came from)
Lets say I'm an engineer in the US making 100,000 usd annual (2380kd - monthly) I could probably expect a salary offer in Kuwait of about 2860kd plus accommodation and transportation allowances... probably around 3300kd total
same job, and I'm from lets say the philippines
Engineer in the Phil's making 80,000 php monthly (545kd) could probably expect an offer around 1000kd total
for the same job!
Where you come from and what you would have been making there will have the largest impact on your base offer!
(simply my opinion) lol