Low oil prices have prompted Kuwaits government to review public spending and subsidies.
According to the Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy the average cost of production for Kuwaiti oil is $8.5 a barrel.
This includes operating costs as well as capital costs, which includes money spent on explorations.
However, in order to balance its budget Kuwait needs much higher prices.
Kuwait will run a budget deficit if the average oil price is less than $49.4 a barrel over 2016, according to the International Monetary Fund.