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Fjodor Andersen

"I can't wait for Cyprus expat events to take off in the InterNations Community! "

Therese Yeboah

"I was happy to meet a couple of fellow Africans in the Cyprus expat community. "

Hello and Welcome to Our Expat Community in Nicosia!

Éla and welcome to the Cypriot capital of Nicosia! If you're preparing for a new life in this enticing Mediterranean city, InterNations can help you to get off to the right start. Our community is home to numerous expats living in Nicosia (and across the world) — from business leaders to entrepreneurs and students to retirees. So if you have any questions about life in the city, it's easy to find informed first-hand answers from a variety of perspectives. Frequently asked questions might include employment opportunities in the city and how to navigate Cypriot bureaucracy. Don't forget to add your voice to our community by sharing your own Nicosia experiences. An ancient and labyrinthine city with a temperate climate and a relaxed pace of life, Nicosia offers a wealth of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, from the municipal gardens and ancient temples to the modern cafes, restaurants and clubs.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dakar or Bali.

Join Our Exciting Events in Nicosia

Attend our monthly events and activities for Nicosia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Nicosia Expat Guides

  • Moving to Nicosia

    Nicosia has been continuously inhabited for 4,500 years, with an ancient heritage that resulted in the separation of its two culturally independent sides. The city can boast a young and lively atmosphere, along with a very pleasant climate, making moving to Nicosia a dream come true for many.
  • Living in Nicosia

    Cyprus is known for its laid back attitude, and expatriates living in Nicosia can expect a welcoming, friendly, and vibrant culture, with much emphasis placed on the island's unofficial motto; "siga, siga", or “slowly, slowly” in English. Read on for more info culture, healthcare and more.
  • Working in Nicosia

    Despite its relaxed lifestyle, Nicosia is a lively economic and transportation hub, center of the financial scene of Cyprus and a relatively wealthy city. As such, expats hoping to work Nicosia can choose among some leading sectors and, with the right documentation, successfully start a career here.

Exchange Tips about living in Nicosia

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What to Expect from Expat Life in Nicosia?

The island nation of Cyprus is arguably most famous for its beach resorts, which means the capital city of Nicosia can seem somewhat overshadowed by tourist-dominated locations such Limassol and Ayia Napa. Still, like the rest of Cyprus, excellent weather and an attractive setting mean tourism is big business in the city, although technology and communications are also major economic drivers. Many expats also come to Nicosia to retire, attracted by the low cost of living and appealing climate. On the whole, locals are friendly and welcoming, with English widely spoken as a second language, particularly among the younger generations, making Nicosia a very easy and comfortable city to adapt to, whatever your reasons for being in the Cypriot capital.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Istanbul or Paris, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Grow Your Network of Fellow Expats in Nicosia

At InterNations, you will be part of the world's leading social network for expatriates. Our guiding principles of trust, ethics and respect among our members offer a safe and secure environment where you can ask any questions you may have about living and working in Nicosia. You might need advice on applying for a work permit through the Civil Registry and Migration Department, understanding Cypriot property law, or tips for doing business in Nicosia. You can also use our platform and particularly our groups to connect with fellow members for social activities such as taking a language course in Greek or Turkish, meeting other expats with young children in the city or finding companions to enjoy Nicosia's thriving live music scene. We also organize regular official events in Nicosia, at which you can network with fellow expats during an informal evening of food, drink, and live entertainment.

Fjodor Andersen

"I can't wait for Cyprus expat events to take off in the InterNations Community! "

Therese Yeboah

"I was happy to meet a couple of fellow Africans in the Cyprus expat community. "

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