Cost of Living in Limassol

Summary about cost of living in Limassol, Cyprus:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 € 5.90-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 € 2.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 2.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.16 € 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 € 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 € 0.50-1.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.67 € 4.35-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.57 € 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.41-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.93 € 1.80-4.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.34 € 2.72-6.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.30 € 1.68-4.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.46 € 3.18-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.61-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.54-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.32-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.31-1.59
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.23-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 € 0.23-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.52 € 0.33-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 € 0.50-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 5.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.35 € 1.00-1.52
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 € 1.50-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.90 € 4.50-5.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 € 40.00-45.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.60 € 4.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 € 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 € 10.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.55 € 4.05-4.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 € 16,000.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,562.50 € 18,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.41 € 110.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.04-0.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.58 € 29.90-60.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.67 € 40.00-85.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.25 € 15.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 8.00-12.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 380.77 € 300.00-450.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,785.45 € 5,000.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.67 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.79 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.06 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.56 € 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 800.00 € 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 669.57 € 550.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,280.95 € 1,000.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,047.73 € 800.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 256.64 € 120.77-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 173.93 € 111.48-250.84
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,298.26 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.53 2.00-3.10

Prices in Limassol

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Last update: June 2021
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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 26, 2021:
My electric bill averages 200 euro monthly.It averaged 100 euro in Munich monthly. We understood things would be more expensive since Cyprus is an island. But Cyprus has an elaborate hydro electric system that does make electric much less expensive but the government doesn't charge any less.
Jimmy on Feb 09, 2020:
Very expensive to live in Cyprus nowadays based in Limassol , salaries are low compared to the cost of living and taxes are high as a home owner, electricity is one of the highest in the EU and u will love your AC in the summer,, taxes include sewage, local authority fees and municipality taxes. Salary taxes include NHS, Social insurance, and income tax. Private Health insurance is pretty much a scam I have been with 4 different insurance companies for my family and they always give you problems with claims. If you looking for work in Limassol it’s mostly Forex companies and although Cyprus has good employee protection virtually none of them follow the rules and have a reputation of shady business practices and money laundering and poor employee treatment. If you are looking for island life with the same climate and better job opportunities Malta seems like the place to go.
Nikolas on Jan 07, 2019:
Nowadays is very expensive to live in Limassol, u have to find job in Paphos or larnaka. The rent for 2 people is almost high as one basic wage. (800-1200 Euros)
Does not worth to come here except if you love the sun.
JR on Nov 20, 2018:
Can anyone guide me,what would be good salary rate for two person including rent?we are newly married couple.Kindly suggest asap.
OI on May 30, 2018:
10years IT experience - salary ~3k euro NET (depends much on the company too).

The rent in Limassol is a nightmare nowadays. 800-1000 euro per month (it was almost half like this a year ago). Landlords went crazy and try taking advantage of the high demand.
Anonymous on Mar 28, 2018:
what about salary in IT branch in Limassol? with around 10years experience?
sumair on Mar 22, 2018:
can any one advice what is good salary rate for a single person including the rent and tax free.
Thanks !
OI on Sep 15, 2017:
I am a foreigner, in Cyp for little less than 10years, Limassol.

Indeed, rental prices increased during the past year, following the high demand.
Myself, put a flat for rent on web and within 1 day i got 10+ calls; the same day + next day i arranged the viewings and picked the tenant straight away, which now appears to have been the 'wrong' tenant and I'll advertise my flat soon again :)

The biggest advantage of Cyprus is the climate (even though i still didn't use to the heat from June-August); the sea, the mountains and the saline air makes your health good. Someone wrote once in a forum "Cyprus is a great place to raise your children" which I strongly agree with, but with a note: "raise your children up to ~5 years" because a big disadvantage comes afterwards. Cyprus has a very poor education system (poorest in EU if i am not mistaken). A good private school will cost starting 500EU / month, which I agree as not being a lot, but have in mind that probably same level of education you can get in a public school from many other EU states. It worth to mention also that professional services are also limited and poor (for example the options for your child's dancing/music/martial arts/sport classes after school will be limited, and you have the chance that your master 'Papafilipou' will be just some amateur guy which decided to teach others what he knows a bit). The lack of professional services applies also to Car Service and House Maintenance (repairs and refreshments).

Agree with Adrian below that the politics is slow and somehow old-minded (obviously, since the politicians pull-in their relatives in the gov seats, and they stay there for life). To list an example - the endless discussions about gas findings and ideas how to create the oil plants (its been 4 years if I am not mistaken from the findings); a smart country would have already had the project done.

Some locals (and foreigners too) are indeed pigs, by littering the beach, streets, parks; but hey, pigs can be seen in all countries, its just that in other countries the gov cleans the streets on a daily basis )).
Anonymous on Sep 02, 2017:
lol guys where do you find all these laughable prices? i can't find any advertised rental of even a total shithole 1bdr apartment for under 700 EUR. i'd rent a decent one for 700, but there are none (Limassol).