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Limassol Marina in Cyprus

Living in Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 03, 2024

Summary: People describe life in Cyprus as relaxed and laid-back. Expats love the warm climate, the friendly locals, the beautiful beaches, and the low cost of living. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month, depending on lifestyle. The population of Cyprus is approximately 1.2 million people, and the largest cities are Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos. The cons of living in Cyprus include the lack of job opportunities, the limited public transportation, and the high cost of imported goods. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for expats who don't speak Greek or Turkish.

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What do I need to know about living in Cyprus?

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

"Before retiring in Cyprus, expats should research the cost of living in the area they plan to live in, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. It is also important to understand the local laws and regulations, as well as the tax implications of living in Cyprus. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the culture and customs of the country, as well as the language. Finally, expats should consider the climate and weather of the area they plan to live in, as well as the availability of recreational activities," said one expat who made the move to Cyprus.

"Be prepared for a very slow pace and people who are not interested in hustle and work. It is a great place to relax," explained one expat living in Limassol, Cyprus.

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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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