High standard of living

Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Since 2008 Cyprus has been in the Euro Zone.

According to GDP per head Cyprus has caught up with Italy.

Average lifetime is 78 years by men and 81 years by women. Cyprus has modern and effective Healthcare system.

Perfect Climate

The island enjoys the warmest climate in the European Union, with some 320 days of sunshine per year. Cyprus is also ranked among the regions with the healthiest climate worldwide. At the same time there are mountains in Cyprus with snow cover in winter and with 4 ski lifts installed for skiers.

The environmental conditions are as good as the climate. Cyprus population is only around 1mln people. There are no large industrial enterprises, which could pollute the environment. Car park is modern and uses only petrol/diesel of European quality. Forty-nine Cyprus beaches, i.e. hundreds of kilometres of coastline have been awarded the international certificate of environmental friendliness “Blue Flag”.

Many opportunities for an active outdoor lifestyle: great golf courses, and stunning mountain hikes. You can do water sports and even go skiing in the winter months in the Troodos Mountains.

All the benefits of a EU member state

Geographically, Cyprus is perfectly placed for ease of access to markets across three continents. Being a member of the EU, as a Cyprus citizen, you can benefit from the ease of exportation and visa-free travel throughout the EU and to many non-EU countries too. Property restrictions in the Euro Zone have recently been lifted making property ownership even more desirable, and the banking services in Cyprus are all in line with EU regulations making it a high-standard system offering a great service. If you are an employee, you are protected by the EU employment regulations in addition to the already high standard of the Cyprus regulations. If you are an Investor, you are protected by EU regulations as well.

Modern Healthcare System

Healthcare in Cyprus is cheap and effective and is another reason many expats relocate to the island. There are basically two parts of the healthcare system, public and private. Public is cheap and subsidised while private is not cheap but still affordable.

Both state-funded and private Hospitals can be found in all major cities and most Doctors here have been trained in major international Universities.

Every resident of the Island is a member of the public healthcare system (GHS) which covers most cases. A wide range of private healthcare insurance is available if further options are required from local and international insurance companies.

Pharmacies can be found all across the island and night pharmacies in the cities can be contacted 24h a day.

Quality Education System

Cyprus is often a country chosen by those who would like to receive a top-quality European education, the traditions of which are closely related to British schools and the education system as a whole. In addition, the island is interesting not only in terms of a temporary visit to study at a university or as part of a language learning program. When choosing the island as a place of future residence, you can be certain that there are good educational prospects for the children – all levels of education here have a strong and worthy base, and they open a world of modern opportunities for continuing education in prestigious universities in Europe and for life and employment on the island itself.

Cyprus offers a large variety of advanced and fully accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs, at affordable costs. With a booming Higher Education sector comprised of three public and seven private universities and more than 40 public and private higher education institutions enjoying international academic and scientific recognition, the island attracts thousands of international students every year. Research is widely supported within academic institutions, with Cyprus holding the highest absorption rate of EU research grants.

You can more information on our Education Page.

High Safety

Cyprus is one of the safest European countries to live in and tops the charts being amongst the top 5 safest countries in the world and stands out as the safest country for young people out of 184 countries according to the data published by the World Health Organization (WHO). The crime rate across this island is very low, with the occasional report of petty theft as is the case in other cities as well. However, travellers are advised to keep their passports, money, and valuables in a safe place. Female travellers should apply the usual precautionary measures that they would in any other foreign country.

This island is a great place to raise children. Kids can play outdoors without their parents having to worry about them. Of course, adults should keep an eye on their little ones to prevent any accidents and injuries.

Fluency in english

As a country, formerly under British rule until 1960, English is widely spoken on the island with around 75% of the local population being able to communicate in English fluently, whilst the business community as well as the public sector, have widely adopted the use of the English language. However, if you make an effort to speak greek it will be greatly appreciated by your local community.