Living in Cyprus
Last updated on Apr 07, 2023
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.
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:
"If you are retired I would recommend Protaras all year around, but if a family would advise they settle in Paphos, Limmasol or Larnica as there are more schools and job opportunities," explained one expat living in Protaras, Cyprus.
"If you love peace and quiet and a safe environment, this is the place. If you want an active life full of parties and events and need a lot of cultural variety (like museums, theaters, etc.), this is not the place for you," said one expat in Frenaros.
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About the Author
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.
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