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Peyia, Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Peyia, Cyprus: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Peyia?

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

"Peyia is a popular destination for expats, particularly those from the UK, due to its warm climate, beautiful scenery, and relaxed lifestyle. Before moving to Peyia, it's important to understand that while English is widely spoken, the official language is Greek, so learning some basic phrases can be beneficial. The cost of living in Peyia is relatively low compared to many European countries, but it's still important to budget carefully, particularly if you're planning to live there long-term. Healthcare in Cyprus is of a high standard, but it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance. The property market in Peyia offers a wide range of options, from apartments to villas, and it's generally more affordable than in other parts of Cyprus. Cyprus has a slower pace of life compared to many countries, and this is particularly true in Peyia, which is a small, tranquil town. The climate in Peyia is Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters, so it's important to be prepared for this, particularly if you're not used to such weather. Cyprus is a member of the European Union, so EU citizens can move there relatively easily, but non-EU citizens may need to apply for a visa. Cyprus uses the Euro, so it's important to be aware of the exchange rate and how it might affect your finances. Peyia is a safe town with a low crime rate, but it's still important to take basic safety precautions, such as locking your doors and not leaving valuables in plain sight. The culture in Peyia is a mix of Greek and Turkish influences, and it's worth taking the time to learn about the local customs and traditions. Public transportation in Peyia is limited, so having a car can be very useful for getting around. Finally, it's important to remember that moving to a new country can be a big adjustment, so it's important to be patient with yourself and take the time to settle in," wrote one member in Peyia.

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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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