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Moving to Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 08, 2022

Summary: Moving to Cyprus: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Cyprus.

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What do I need to know before moving to Cyprus?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cyprus, they said:

"Consider renting if you are not concerned about having equity. I actually looked at renting when I first planned my move and decided that buying was better. Now almost 3 years later, renting would have been a better option for me, based on current rental costs," remarked another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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How do I find a place to live in Cyprus?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I lived in the area for 3 months trying to decide where I would choose to by my house. I found my house through an estate agent," added another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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What is the average cost of housing in Cyprus?

If you are thinking about moving to Cyprus, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The housing costs were slightly higher than Florida, but the housing market has changed drastically in the past 2 years. Right now in Cyprus, you could rent a 3-bedroom villa for 500 Euros a month," remarked another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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Should I buy or rent a home in Cyprus?

If you have not spent a lot of time in Cyprus, you should rent before even thinking about buying. We asked expats there about the buy vs. rent decision:

"We at first purchased a penthouse and enjoyed the life. Later we sold up and since then have always rented. It is a very easy process to purchase property and the developers guide you all the way through the process. It is advisable to have a good independant Lawyer/Soliciter," commented one expat who made the move to Poli Chrystopiou.

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What should I pack when moving to Cyprus?

We asked people living in Cyprus to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded:

"I wish I had brought lighting fixtures - the selection is Cyprus is not to my liking. There is nothing that I brought with me that I would have left home," remarked another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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