Moving to Cyprus. What to Know Before Immigrating to Cyprus

Moving to Cyprus. Get ready to immigrate to Cyprus

When you are moving to Cyprus with your family or alone, turn to Eurosender and organise a stress-free relocation to this magnificent island. Explore the essential information about living in Cyprus, including lifestyle and culture, healthcare system, and visa requirements. When you are ready to immigrate, take advantage of the international removals services to Cyprus provided by Eurosender.

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Things to know when moving to Cyprus

With a pleasant climate, excellent housing options and the many job opportunities, Cyprus has become a popular expat destination. After having a wonderful holiday on the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” many people choose to immigrate to Cyprus. And even though every relocation has its difficulties, when moving to Cyprus, you will find that things are relatively easy here. Before you pack your suitcases and hop on a plane, you should check some basic info about his magnificent island in the Mediterranean Sea.
UTC +2
Euro (EUR)
1.2 million
Official Language
Greek and Turkish
Dialling code
Emergency number
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Visa regulations for Cyprus

Citizens from within the EU, the EEA zone or Switzerland do not need a visa for visiting Cyprus. However, when you plan to stay longer than 3 months, you will have to get a Registration Certificate for EU Nationals, also known as “yellow slip”.

Citizens from outside the EU, the EEA zone or Switzerland require a visa to enter Cyprus.

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The cost of moving to Cyprus: Property information

There is a wide array of different kinds of accommodation for every budget. Most expats opt for apartments that come both furnished and unfurnished. If you are moving to Cyprus alone to work or study, a one-bedroom apartment will cost you around €550 per month. When you are immigrating to Cyprus with your family, a three-bedroom apartment will cost about €800 per month.

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The cost of living in Cyprus

The cost of living in Cyprus is not high if compared with some other European countries. Fact is that most commodities are about 20-50% cheaper than in Britain. The cost of living in Cyprus is about 25% lower than the European average and can be considered cheap by western standards. A great contributor to the low cost of living in Cyprus is the low-income tax, which is one of the lowest in the EU and will make it worth thinking about relocating to Cyprus.

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The job market in Cyprus

After Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, many multinationals decided to open up officers on the island. With a low tax rate, these companies benefit from a pleasant business climate that Cyprus provides. There are many job opportunities for expats moving to Cyprus in the financial sector, IT and technology. Some foreigners living in Cyprus work in tourism. The average salary in Cyprus is €2000 per month, which is a bit lower than the European average.

School and education in Cyprus

Expats living in Cyprus can choose between public and private education. In Southern Cyprus, both variants are options but keep in mind that when you choose for public education, your children should learn the local language. Full-time education is compulsory for all children aged between 6 and 18.

Pre-school education
Age: 3-6
Compulsory: No
Elementary school
Age: 6-12
Compulsory: Yes
Secondary school
Age: 12-18
Compulsory: Yes

Healthcare in Cyprus

The healthcare system of Cyprus is at the same level as most countries in the EU. You can choose between private and public healthcare. Emergency services are free not only Cypriot citizens but for foreign nationals as well. Some other things you should know about healthcare in Cyprus are:

  • Most medical staff received their education abroad and as a result, most doctors and even nurses speak English.
  • All the major cities have a state-run hospital and a number of clinics.
  • There is no vaccination needed when you move to Cyprus.

Driving in Cyprus. Should I get a Cypriot driving licence?

When you want to enjoy a little road trip around Cyprus, you need to have your documents in order. Here’s what you need:

  • Driving licence in English. When your licence is in another language, you will have to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) in your native country.
  • Identification, either an ID card, when you are from within the EU or a passport.
  • Car insurance and registration documents.

Driving etiquette is something that is rarely seen in Cyprus. Drives ignore red lights, cut off other drivers and park wherever they please. When you want to avoid this, it is better to drive in rural than in urban areas.

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What else to expect when living in Cyprus

  • There are two parts of Cyprus known as North and South Cyprus. The Northern region is the Turkish part that officially is only recognised by Turkey. The Southern part is the Greek-speaking part of Cyprus and is formally recognised as Cyprus.
  • Living in Cyprus is safe, and you can enjoy a low crime rate.
  • Even though most people speak English, when you want to move to Cyprus for living it is worth learning the local language.
  • Are you a pensioner from the UK? British pensions are also paid in Cyprus so you can enjoy the lower cost of living and the pleasant climate at the same time.

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See the most popular countries from where people immigrate to Cyprus

Moving to Cyprus from the USA

Moving to Cyprus from the USA is on the wishlist of many Americans. The cost of moving house to Cyprus is much lower when choosing international removals with Eurosender. Move furniture and personal belongings to Cyprus and globally in the safest and fastest way possible.

Moving to Cyprus from the UK

Many people relocate to Cyprus from the UK and enjoy the warm weather and beautiful nature. Eurosender provides some of the best logistics solutions when moving to Cyprus or any other country. Our logistics experts will help you with your order and offer you the best relocation solution.

Moving to Cyprus from Canada

Even if immigrating to Cyprus from Canada may seem a long and complicated journey, with Eurosender, it is easier than you think! Our logistics platform provides the most affordable services for international removals to Cyprus. Whether you are moving to Cyprus from Canada or any other country, Eurosender is your reliable logistics partner.

Disclaimer: All information on this page is true and correct as of 11.03.2020 and is subject to change at any time. Eurosender is not responsible for any updates or changes to any information on this page or actions taken by parties as a result of outdated information. Nevertheless, we do our best to keep all information across our website as current as possible.