Nicosia, Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: 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.

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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.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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