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Pros and Cons of Living in Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Cyprus include its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage. The country is also known for its low cost of living and its friendly people. On the other hand, the cons of living in Cyprus include the lack of job opportunities, the limited public transportation, and the fact that the country is still recovering from its financial crisis. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who do not speak Greek or Turkish.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Cyprus?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Cyprus responded:

"Cypriots are terrible drivers so you have to drive very defensively. But they are very kind and friendly people," wrote one expat in Frenaros.

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the warm climate and relaxed lifestyle that Cyprus has to offer. The cost of living is also relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. Additionally, the country is known for its friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the lack of public transportation and infrastructure to be a challenge. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who don't speak Greek," explained one expat living in 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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