While living in a foreign country may sound romantic and exciting, there are still many factors you should consider. Expats that are settling into a new location tend to stick to their comfort zone, which means missing out on some of the local traditions.
However, to make your transition that much easier, our HR department has developed a guide on how to feel at home in Cyprus, allowing you to transition from culture-shock to a full cultural embrace.
Over the past year and a half, we’ve incorporated a number of experts from all over Europe to our Cyprus office, expanding it to 65 people and counting.
Despite that most of our employees had reservations about the adaptation period and life in Cyprus, we are happy to say that these team members have all settled in and become valuable assets to Propeller Ads. We value all of our workers above everything else, so we’re always trying to create a smooth transition for our newest team members.
Quick facts about Cyprus:
||Greek but 90% of the population speaks English
||80% Christians (Ortodox)
One of the best parts of moving to Limassol is that you can choose from an array of convenient housing options. That said, you need to take a few aspects into consideration before making a final choice. We suggest you look at elements such as:
Distance from the Office: Our office is located in the city centre, specifically in the Old City District, also known as Old Town. If you don’t plan to purchase a vehicle, we suggest you look at apartments that are located within walking distance. There are great options that are just a short 10 to 20-minute walk from our office. But, make sure you verify for yourself as realtors don’t usually walk here on foot, so they won’t give you accurate estimates!
Transportation: If you choose to find accommodation further away from Old Town, the best options are to purchase a vehicle or take public transport. If you choose not to purchase a car, we suggest finding an apartment near bus stop #30. The bus travels from Le Meridien, along beachfront road, all the way to Old Town, making it the most reliable and predictable public transport option.
Pricing: The price for apartments varies tremendously, starting at €650 for a studio apartment and ranging to €1100 for a three-bedroom flat. The average cost of rent is around €800 per month, but this will depend on different factors like the size and location of the building you choose. Standards housing agreements require you to pay the first month of rent upfront, plus a deposit equivalent to one month’s rent.
Utilities: Keep in mind that utilities are not included, so you’ll have to sign an agreement for separate water and electricity services. Also remember that you’ll have to pay a deposit ranging from €200 to €600, depending on your nationality.
Cyprus is one of the safest countries in Europe, and the island itself is a great place to raise children. Kids can play outdoors and enjoy Cyprus’ natural wonders in a safe and secure environment, giving parents the peace of mind they need to live a plain life.
In addition to the above, Cyprus enjoys a stable political environment and you’ll also notice there are no metal bars on windows and gates because there is simply no need for them.
At the same time, enjoying life is very important in Cypriot society, to the point that there is a limit as to how high a fence could be (1.2 meters tall) in order to allow everyone to enjoy the splendid coastline.
Cost of Life
|Dinner for 2 with wine
|Taxi from Airport to Limassol
The healthcare system in the Cyprus is on par with international standards. There a lot of public and private clinics with excellent services. Most of the medical workers in Cyprus received their education in European universities, practiced in European clinics. These are highly qualified specialists who are fully accountable to their business. The rate of epidemics and infectious diseases on the island has been consistently low for many years. Foreigners entering the country aren’t required to get any vaccinations. Additionally we provide with full medical insurance all our employees which covers all major private clinics and public hospitals.
Cyprus provides great primarily, secondary and high international education with a broad variety of courses taught both in english or greek languages. It is not that hard to make all arrangements to enter any educational establishment, meaning that there is no line to enter for 100 people. Just the standard exams. The fee for kindergartens or schools is approximately 300 euros per month.
Living in Cyprus is a fascinating experience because of the number of different activities you can carry out. From amazing natural attractions to extreme sports, there is something for everyone on this paradisiac island. Some of the most popular activities in Cyprus include, but are not limited to:
From sports enthusiasts to art fanatics and everything in between, Cyprus has many activities that appeal to a huge range of demographics.
- Spending the day at the beach
- Cruising down the seafront
- Photographing the ancient buildings and natural wonders
- Mountain bike riding
- Enjoying local foods
- Yearly festivals
- Yachting and different types of sailing
Known as one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, Cyprus is located southeast of Greece. It’s the third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea in terms of both size and population.
The country sits at a strategic meeting point where the Asian, African, and European continents coincide; which is one of the reasons why it enjoys some of the most fertile soil in the area.
Cyprus boasts of one of the most breathtaking landscapes the Mediterranean Sea has to offer. The perfect combination of natural beauty and ancient, historical ruins have placed the country among the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
In addition to lush lemon, orange, and banana plantations, Cyprus also boasts of delicious gastronomy, astounding beaches that stretch for miles, and millennial ruins that work as a reminder of the country’s magnificent history.