Cyprus Standard and Cost of Living

Cyprus has an European standard of living, but remains relatively inexpensive. Sea and air pollution are negligible and it does not have any quarantinable diseases (vaccinations are not required when entering the island). Cyprus has local Greek schools and high quality junior and secondary schools for English, Russian, Armenian, French and Arabic speaking pupils. Its education system caters for a twelve year span of education.

 

As an indicator of average costs of living in Cyprus, the following table has been prepared. (Note: Prices may vary seasonally).

The cost of living has increased over the last years with an average inflation of 2.5% per annum.

 

Description

Shoes from

30

Ladies dresses, from

50

Ladies blouzes, from

40

Tailor made suits, from

250

Shirts, from

40

 

 

Petrol

 

Premium unleaded - 95 oct.

€1.22 / litre

Premium unleaded - 98 oct.

€1.26 / litre

Euro Diesel

€0.49 / litre

Oils 10 - 40w

€60 / 4 litres

 

 

Electricity

 

cost for a 3 bedroom house (approx.)

€150 / month

 

 

Water

 

cost for 4 person family

€50 / month

Gas

 

canister 19kg (last about 45-60 days)

€7

 

Description

1 kg fresh lamb

13

1 kg fresh pork

4

1 kg chicken

3.60

1 litre fresh milk

1.50

50gr instant coffee

2

37,5 g . tea

1.80

Loaf of bread

1.90

1 dozen eggs

3

1 dozen eggs-free range

4.50

225 gr butter

3

1 kg Cyprus Cheese

11

1 kg Tomatoes

1.50

1 kg Potatoes

0.75

1 kg of apples

1.80

1 kg of grapes local

3

70 cl local brandy

5.75

70 cl local sherry

8

70 cl local wine

8

70 cl imported whisky

10

local beer - six pack

5.50

 

For more information please visit Cyprus Consumers Association