Moving to Nicosia

Rich in history and heritage, Nicosia boats a lively atmosphere with a mild climate making it a sought-after lifestyle for expats. Nicosia is a city of two halves divided by a Green Line which separates the Turkish Cyprus from the Green Cyprus, but life in this laid-back city is rarely politically charged.

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Top 5 tips for expats moving to Nicosia

Known for their laid-back attitude, locals in Nicosia are friendly and welcoming and will make you feel right at home.

Below are the top 5 insider tips for expats moving to Nicosia.

Finding a place to live
There are plenty of housing options for expats moving to Nicosia. Rental properties are usually furnished and affordable compared to other expat cities around the world. Be aware that if searching for a property though a real estate agent you may be charged a fee. As the expat community grows in Nicosia, expat concentrated areas are emerging that are popular for expats

Access to healthcare
The public healthcare in Nicosia is of a high quality and free for expats with permanent resident permits. Many healthcare professionals speak English. You will need a state medical card to access the healthcare system. This will be provided when you arrive in Nicosia and start working.

Getting around Nicosia
There is a public bus service in Nicosia, but it is generally inefficient and not recommended for commuting. Most expats own a car and drive to get around the city.

Cost of living
The cost of living in Nicosia is moderate compared to other expat countries. As the climate is mild all year round, expats and locals alike generally eat out and reservations are a must as the restaurants and coffee shops are mostly full.

A relaxed lifestyle
With a population just over 200,000 everyone seems to know everyone in Nicosia. This has a created a friendly, slow-paced lifestyle which many expats appreciate.

Meet Your Cyprus Team Leader

Michael Ioannou

Michael has been an advisor to various businesses , including a number of multinational clients, since the early nineties.

He holds a number of board positions with various private companies and listed public companies on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and the AIM market in London. His extensive knowledge and experience allow him to provide valuable guidance to expats moving to Cyprus.