Moving to Cyprus
Are you thinking of moving to Cyprus? The country has a unique Mediterranean feel with many cultural influences, especially following the Turkish invasion. The ratio of Greek to Turkish Cypriots is roughly four to one, which shows itself in the land occupied by the Turks in the north and the Greek Cypriot’s in the south.
Whilst infrastructure in Cyprus has improved considerably over the past years, expats should remember that it still operates in a very relaxed way. The local Cypriot dialect is Greek and is most widely spoken on the island; however, English is also spoken and understood by many locals, especially the younger generation. It is also used on signage, making getting around Cyprus more manageable for non-Greek residents.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Cyprus
The trend recently has been for expats moving to Cyprus to buy a property, rather than renting. Properties in the ‘Greek South’ tend to be newer and more expensive than in the ‘Turkish North’. That said, property across the whole island is cheaper than in most Western and Northern European states. The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.easyrealestatecyprus.com/index.jsp
Schools if moving to Cyprus
The majority of expats will choose an international school, especially if they only plan to stay in Cyprus for a few years. This option eliminates any concerns surrounding the language barrier. The following site will help you find a suitable international school: Cyprus Education
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com/cyprus/banking-money-and-taxes-in-cyprus
Travel when moving to Cyprus
Most expats will choose to drive a car, rather than rely on public transport. The main cities have buses and taxis but there is no operational railway service and public transport between towns isn’t always very accessible.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Cyprus
Cyprus adopted the Euro (EUR) in 2008, moving over from the Cypriot Pound. The Cyprus Euro is split into seven banknotes and eight coins. ATMs are widespread in Cyprus and are available in most towns and large villages. Many banks offer Internet banking facilities in English. When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm. Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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