By Joshua Wood, LPC
Last updated on Sep 24, 2021
Nicosia, Cyprus is divided into North Nicosia and South Nicosia - a divide that represents the history of Cyprus and the 1974 Turkish invasion. South Nicosia, also known as Lefkosia, is the capital of Cyprus. North Nicosia is the capital of Northern Cyprus and has been occupied by Turkey since they invaded. South Nicosia has a population of approximately 55,000 (244,000 urban area). North Nicosia has a population of approximately 61,000 (82,000 urban area). Temperatures in Nicosia range from the 60s (Dec-March) to the high 90s (July-August). The cost of living in Nicosia is relatively low.
What do I need to know about living in Nicosia?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Nicosia, they said:
"Think about why you are coming here, and if you want to do it and want to contribute to Cyprus - Welcome! There's lots of positives about the place for people who are seeking a better life than suburban England or America,"
said another expat in Nicosia.
How do I meet people in Nicosia?
Join our Cyprus forum to meet other people living in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Nicosia.