All you need to know about moving to Cyprus

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Moving to a new country is never an easy task, there are many things you need to consider and prepare for before actually moving.

Cyprus has been considered to be the most favored tourist destination, let’s have a look at all the things that you need to know before you move to this beautiful country.

Immigration policies

Different rules and regulations will be considered depending on the existing citizenship. The process of emigration is much simple if you have citizenship of EU. Strict regulations apply if you are not an EU citizen, if you are planning to spend more than three months in Cyprus, you need to apply for a Registration Certificate for EU Nationals.

Pros of living in Cyprus

  • With its low crime rate, it is one of the safest countries to live in.
  • If you have the winter blues then Cyprus is definitely for you, this island country has moderately warm weather almost all the time.
  • Cyprus has a considerably low tax rate in comparison to other countries, tax exemption slab is also considerably high here.
  • Although Greek is a primary language spoken here, but because of the high tourist traffic almost whole country knows English.
  • Cost of living in Cyprus is also considered low because of the low tax rate and other reforms. Because of the low cost of living, you will also find renting properties to be quite cheap.

Cons of living in Cyprus

  • If you are planning to have a job in Cyprus then you need to take care of the fact that salaries are relatively low here.
  • Although the market is growing at a fast pace, you might find it difficult to buy particular brands.
  • Limited direct flights to other European Union countries.
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Where to live in Cyprus

That depends on many factors, like job or business, travel time, etc. To make a final decision its advisable to visit Cyprus beforehand. You can choose from different major cities like Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia, Paphos, Famagusta.

Living costs in Cyprus

Living costs in Cyprus are significantly lower than in many other European countries. The prices are generally between 20 and 50% lower than in the UK.

Renting home is quite cheaper in Cyprus than in the UK and other Northern European countries. Local fruit and vegetables are also available extremely cheap.

Few things like milk, bread, and gym might sound a bit expensive.