Coral Bay, Cyprus
Last updated on Jul 10, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Coral Bay, Cyprus: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Coral Bay?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Coral Bay, they said:
"Coral Bay is a popular destination for expats due to its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and friendly locals. Before moving to Coral Bay, it's important to understand that the official languages are Greek and Turkish, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. The cost of living in Coral Bay can be higher than in other parts of Cyprus, especially when it comes to housing and dining out. The healthcare system in Cyprus is generally good, with both public and private options available. However, it's recommended that expats have comprehensive health insurance. Coral Bay has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It's important to prepare for this, especially if you're used to a different climate. The local cuisine is a blend of Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern influences. Seafood is particularly popular, given the town's coastal location. Coral Bay is a tourist hotspot, so it can get crowded during the peak summer months. However, it's quieter and more relaxed during the off-peak season. Public transportation in Coral Bay is limited, so having a car can be beneficial. However, driving is on the left-hand side of the road, as in the UK. The Cypriot culture is laid-back and welcoming, but it's still important to respect local customs and traditions. Coral Bay is a safe place to live, but like anywhere, it's important to take basic safety precautions, especially at night. The local currency is the Euro, and while credit cards are widely accepted, it's always useful to have some cash on hand. Finally, it's important to note that Cyprus has a double taxation agreement with many countries, so it's worth checking how this might affect you," wrote one member in Coral Bay.
How do I find a place to live in Coral Bay?
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.