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Morale among expats:

Varies. Accompanying female spouses tend to be miserable, as are many singles, but not all. Families with small kids seem to do best. - Mar 17, 2013
Average-this is a challenging post because it is quite restrictive. - Apr 7, 2011
Good, Riyadh expats are often longtimers, people who have made this place home for years and years. - Jul 27, 2010
Morale in the U.S. Embassy is pretty bad. Outside it really depends. Some of the expats make big bucks and get out of the country for trips very often. - Mar 29, 2010
Not so good at the embassy. Outside, I have met some folks who are happy. - Jan 18, 2010
Depends on what you do and how big your social group is. - Dec 29, 2009
Everyone hates the Saudis but they stay for the money. Liquor and fun is illegal, as are movie theaters, bowling, sheesha in Riyadh, etc. - Oct 21, 2008
High as long as not separated from family. - Aug 6, 2008