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Cost of Living in Pissouri

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Understanding the the cost of living in Pissouri helps a newcomer what to expect when it comes to apartment or house hunting, grocery shopping, transportation, dining out, utilities and more.

Category Cost
Apartment Rentals
  • 1-bedroom apartment in the city center: €400 - €500 per month
  • 1-bedroom apartment outside the city center: €300 - €400 per month
  • 3-bedroom apartment in the city center: €600 - €800 per month
  • 3-bedroom apartment outside the city center: €500 - €700 per month
Apartment Purchases
  • Price per square meter in the city center: €1,500 - €2,000
  • Price per square meter outside the city center: €1,000 - €1,500
Transportation
  • One-way local transport ticket: €1.50
  • Monthly local transport pass: €40 - €50
  • Taxi starting tariff: €3.50
  • Taxi fare per km: €1.00 - €1.50
  • Gasoline (1 liter): €1.20 - €1.40
Groceries
  • Milk (1 liter): €1.00 - €1.30
  • Bread (500g): €1.00 - €2.00
  • Rice (1kg): €1.00 - €2.00
  • Eggs (12): €2.00 - €3.00
  • Cheese (1kg): €6.00 - €10.00
  • Chicken breast (1kg): €5.00 - €7.00
  • Beef round (1kg): €7.00 - €12.00
  • Apples (1kg): €1.00 - €2.00
  • Bananas (1kg): €1.00 - €1.50
  • Oranges (1kg): €0.50 - €1.50
  • Tomatoes (1kg): €1.00 - €2.00
  • Potatoes (1kg): €0.50 - €1.50
  • Water (1.5-liter bottle): €0.50 - €1.00
  • Bottle of wine (mid-range): €5.00 - €10.00
  • Domestic beer (0.5-liter bottle): €1.00 - €2.00
  • Imported beer (0.33-liter bottle): €1.00 - €2.00
Restaurants
  • Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: €10.00 - €15.00
  • Meal for two at a mid-range restaurant (three courses): €40.00 - €60.00
  • McMeal at McDonald's (or equivalent): €6.00 - €8.00
  • Domestic beer (0.5-liter draught): €3.00 - €4.00
  • Imported beer (0.33-liter bottle): €3.00 - €4.00
  • Cappuccino (regular): €2.00 - €4.00
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33-liter bottle): €1.00 - €2.00
  • Water (0.33-liter bottle): €0.50 - €1.00
Utilities
  • Basic utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartment: €100 - €200 per month
  • 1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans): €0.10 - €0.20
  • Internet (60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, cable/ADSL): €30.00 - €50.00 per month
Private School Tuition
  • Preschool (or kindergarten) tuition (monthly): €300 - €500
  • Elementary school tuition (annual): €4,000 - €6,000
  • Middle school tuition (annual): €5,000 - €7,000
  • High school tuition (annual): €6,000 - €9,000
Please note that these costs are approximate and can vary depending on individual preferences and lifestyle. It is always recommended to research and compare prices before making any decisions.

Monthly Budget for Retirees in Pissouri

"The cost of living in Pissouri is considered to be relatively affordable compared to other European destinations. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center is moderately priced, while outside the city center, it is significantly cheaper. The cost of utilities such as electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage is also quite reasonable. Groceries in Pissouri are priced moderately with local markets offering fresh produce at lower costs. Dining out in inexpensive restaurants is quite affordable, while a three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant can be a bit more expensive. Public transportation in Pissouri is not very expensive, but owning and maintaining a car can increase living costs. Gasoline prices are relatively high. Healthcare in Pissouri is of good quality and is not very expensive. However, private health insurance can add to the cost of living. Overall, the cost of living in Pissouri is lower than in many other parts of Cyprus and Europe, making it an attractive place for expats and retirees," said one expat living in Pissouri.

Can I live in Pissouri on $1,500 a month?

"I've been living in Pissouri for a while now, and I can tell you that it's possible to live comfortably on $1,500 a month, but you'll have to make some sacrifices. First, you'll need to find an affordable place to live. Pissouri has a mix of expensive and more budget-friendly neighborhoods. I'd recommend looking for an apartment in the Pissouri Village area, where you can find more affordable options compared to the Pissouri Bay area, which is more expensive due to its proximity to the beach.When it comes to utilities, you'll need to be mindful of your usage, especially with electricity, as it can be quite expensive in Cyprus. Try to use energy-efficient appliances and be conscious of turning off lights and electronics when not in use. Also, consider using a pay-as-you-go mobile plan to save on phone bills.For groceries, you can save money by shopping at local markets and discount supermarkets like Lidl or Papantoniou. Eating out can be quite affordable if you stick to local taverns and avoid high-end restaurants. You can also save by cooking at home and packing lunches for work.Transportation costs can be kept low by using public transportation or carpooling with coworkers. Owning a car can be expensive due to high fuel prices and maintenance costs, so it's best to avoid it if possible.As for entertainment, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities to enjoy in Pissouri, like hiking, visiting local wineries, or spending time at the beach. However, you might have to cut back on more expensive hobbies or activities like golfing or frequent trips to nearby cities.In conclusion, living comfortably on $1,500 a month in Pissouri is possible, but you'll need to be mindful of your spending and make some sacrifices. By choosing an affordable neighborhood, being conscious of utility usage, shopping smart for groceries, and enjoying low-cost entertainment, you can make it work," commented an expat living in Pissouri.

Can I live in Pissouri on $3,500 a month?

"I've been living in Pissouri for a while now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $3,000 a month, even if you're used to modern amenities. However, you might have to make a few sacrifices to make it work. For example, you might not be able to dine out at fancy restaurants as often as you'd like, or you might have to cut back on some of your more expensive hobbies.When it comes to finding a place to live, I'd recommend looking for a rental in the Pissouri Village area. It's a bit more affordable than the Pissouri Bay area, which is closer to the beach and tends to be more expensive. In Pissouri Village, you can find a decent two-bedroom apartment for around €600-€800 per month, while in Pissouri Bay, you'd be looking at €1,000 or more for a similar place.As for utilities, you can expect to pay around €150-€200 per month for electricity, water, and internet. Groceries can be a bit pricey in Cyprus, but if you shop at local markets and cook at home most of the time, you can keep your food expenses to around €300-€400 per month.Transportation costs will depend on whether you have a car or rely on public transportation. Owning a car can be expensive, with insurance, fuel, and maintenance costs adding up. If you can manage with public transportation, you'll save quite a bit of money. A monthly bus pass costs around €40, and buses are fairly reliable in Pissouri.Entertainment and leisure activities can also be done on a budget. There are plenty of beautiful beaches and hiking trails in the area that are free to enjoy. If you're into sports, there are also some affordable local sports clubs you can join. Eating out can be done on a budget as well, with many local taverns offering reasonably priced meals.In summary, living in Pissouri on $3,000 a month is doable, but you'll need to be mindful of your spending and make some sacrifices. Stick to more affordable neighborhoods like Pissouri Village, cook at home more often, and take advantage of the many free or low-cost activities available in the area," said one expat living in Pissouri.

Can I live in Pissouri on $5,000 a month?

"I've been living in Pissouri for a while now, and I can tell you that it's definitely possible to live comfortably on $5,000 a month, especially if you're used to modern amenities. Pissouri is a beautiful village with a mix of traditional and modern housing options, so you'll be able to find something that suits your needs. In terms of sacrifices, you might have to make a few adjustments to your lifestyle, but nothing too drastic. For example, you might need to cut back on eating out at fancy restaurants or limit your shopping sprees. However, there are plenty of affordable local eateries and markets where you can enjoy delicious Cypriot cuisine and buy fresh produce without breaking the bank.When it comes to finding a place to live, I'd recommend looking for a rental property in the Pissouri Bay area, which is a bit more affordable than the village center. The bay area offers a variety of modern apartments and villas, many of which come with amenities like swimming pools and sea views. Plus, it's just a short walk to the beach, so you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean coastline on a daily basis.On the other hand, I'd avoid looking for housing in the more upscale neighborhoods like Aphrodite Hills or Secret Valley, as these areas tend to be more expensive and cater to a more luxurious lifestyle. While they're beautiful and offer top-notch amenities, they might not be the best fit for someone trying to stick to a $5,000 a month budget.Overall, living in Pissouri on $5,000 a month is definitely doable, and you'll still be able to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with modern amenities. Just be prepared to make a few adjustments and prioritize your spending, and you'll be able to make the most of your time in this beautiful Cypriot village," commented an expat living in Pissouri.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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