Cost of Living in South Cyprus

Cost of Living in South Cyprus

Pay attention to one beautiful country in the Mediterranean sea –South Cyprus. According to statistics, every fifth person living here is a visitor. The economics of South Cyprus largely lies much on the tourists that is why many people can speak English and Russian here. Some important facts to remember when you are in South Cyprus are to use the left-driving rule and the Euro. The banks and the medicine stores here are closed on Sundays which is a real challenge if you intend to exchange your money.

Restaurants and Markets

South Cyprus is a gastronomical paradise for all. Loads of pretty cafes and restaurants on the seashore are found in every city offering local and international cuisines. Three courses for two will cost about USD 45 averagely. A relaxing cup of cappuccino is as much as USD 3.50 on the average. Those missing combo fast food can get it for around USD 6.50. The heaven for the belly is not limited to restaurants and cafes. Markets are the place to get the freshest products wherever you are in South Cyprus. The prices here are quite attractive. Here is a rough idea of what to expect;

  • Drinking water (1,5 liter) costs around USD 0.84
  • Coke or Pepsi is just about USD 1.60.
  • fruits and vegetables can be bought for about USD 0.38 to USD 0.90 per pound
  • mid-range red or white wine in a bottle  USD 5.80


To get to and from the market, people often use their own vehicles. We have already mentioned, that there’s left driving on South Cyprus. Keeping this in mind, note that the prices for gasoline are USD 5 per gallon on average. To take a taxi, you should prepare USD 5 for taxi start and USD 1.50 for every mile till your destination.


Average fees, costs and other information on paying the utility bills in South Cyprus are the following. Electricity, collecting garbage and water provision in the house cost USD 120 per month. USD 0.10 per minute rating for mobile connection with the world. You have the choice to use an alternative in the form of the unlimited data Internet which will actually be only USD 45 per month.

Clothing and shoes

Locals and tourists all over the world (and South Cyprus is not an exclusion) find shopping the most interesting way for luxury. Some call it sports, by the way. Dismissing hesitations, go visit the boutiques and buy yourself a pretty pair of running shoes for USD 80, a pair of Levis for USD 70, or nice leather business shoes for USD 100.

Rent per month

Cost of living in South Cyprus has also been fixed by square meters of living space. To rent a spacious three-bedroom apartment in the center of big cities in South Cyprus, be ready to spend USD 1000 monthly. The one-bedroom place is less expensive obviously, so it is approximately USD 500 far from the center. The same space in the downtown costs something like USD 600.

Food Price in €
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 EUR
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 EUR
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 EUR
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 EUR
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 EUR
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 EUR
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 EUR
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 EUR
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 EUR
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 EUR
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 EUR
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 EUR
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 EUR
1.5 kg Sugar 10 EUR
2 liter cooking oil 20 EUR
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 EUR
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 EUR
1 liter milk 8.50 EUR
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 EUR
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 EUR
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 EUR
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 EUR
House Cleaning fee per day 105 EUR
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 EUR
Original branded Electric Fans 200 EUR
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 EUR
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 EUR
Single bed Blankets 120 EUR
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 EUR
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 EUR
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 EUR
Men's haircut 40 EUR
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 EUR
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 EUR
1 month of gym subscription. 105 EUR
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 EUR
Unisex Loris perfume 30 EUR
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 EUR
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 EUR
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 EUR
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 EUR
Go carting 30mins 120 EUR
Movie House 3d cinema 30 EUR
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 EUR
Photo shoot 120 EUR
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 EUR
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 EUR
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 EUR
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 EUR
Spalding Basketball 200 EUR
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 EUR
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 EUR
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 EUR
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 EUR
1 day rent a car cost 140 EUR
Driver’s license 2300 EUR
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 EUR
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 EUR
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 EUR
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 EUR
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 EUR
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 EUR

Compare the cost of your home country to the actual living costs in South Cyprus, simply select your home currency and see the difference!

All data is kept up to date by local members and actual students. Our latest update was on: 1st of January 2020

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