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.
To help you move and settle into your new home city, we have assembled a team of handpicked and stingingly vetted service providers that specialise in assisting expats living in Nicosia.
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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
A former expat himself, Michael lived in Australia for 10 years before settling in Nicosia.
He understands firsthand the challenges expats face when moving away from their home country and having to establish new networks.
His local knowledge and connections perfectly positions him to provide newly arrived expats in Nicosia with introduction to the essential services they need including transportation, doctors, lawyers and alike.