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Cost of Living in Limassol

Summary about cost of living in Limassol:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 725.38 руб 527.55-923.21
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,637.73 руб 1,978.30-3,297.16
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 395.66 руб 342.90-428.63
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 184.64 руб 131.89-230.80
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 197.83 руб 197.83-263.77
Cappuccino (regular) 179.99 руб 131.89-240.69
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 96.28 руб 65.28-131.89
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 54.22 руб 32.97-79.13
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 339.33 руб 299.55-499.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 78.92 руб 56.08-119.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.22 руб 35.89-74.78
Eggs (12) 166.33 руб 98.91-197.83
Local Cheese (1 lb) 187.82 руб 149.56-299.11
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 218.49 руб 171.99-269.20
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 230.57 руб 179.47-287.15
Apples (1 lb) 51.32 руб 35.89-74.78
Banana (1 lb) 50.20 руб 29.91-74.78
Oranges (1 lb) 37.64 руб 26.92-52.34
Tomato (1 lb) 46.49 руб 22.43-82.26
Potato (1 lb) 21.97 руб 17.95-29.91
Onion (1 lb) 19.56 руб 13.46-29.91
Lettuce (1 head) 22.97 руб 19.78-65.94
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 48.80 руб 22.42-65.94
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 329.72 руб 263.77-461.60
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 73.81 руб 42.86-98.91
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 85.73 руб 65.94-118.70
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 316.53 руб 276.96-329.72
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 98.91 руб 98.91-98.91
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,637.73 руб 1,978.30-2,637.73
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 247.29 руб 225.53-316.53
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 79.59 руб 77.47-106.13
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,318.87 руб 989.15-1,648.58
Gasoline (1 gallon) 306.20 руб 287.07-374.43
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 989,148.81 руб 956,177.19-1,048,497.74
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,110,044.78 руб 989,148.81-1,203,464.39
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,977.95 руб 4,484.14-11,869.79
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.06 руб 4.62-9.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,200.35 руб 1,648.58-2,637.73
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,697.53 руб 2,637.73-4,945.74
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 947.93 руб 791.32-1,318.87
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 527.55 руб 527.55-527.55
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 17,584.87 руб 9,891.49-23,080.14
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 637,231.65 руб 197,829.76-725,375.80
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,894.77 руб 2,637.73-6,594.33
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,308.01 руб 1,648.58-3,297.16
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,150.55 руб 2,967.45-5,934.89
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,561.21 руб 3,956.60-7,913.19
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 34,202.57 руб 26,377.30-39,565.95
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 28,561.67 руб 19,782.98-32,971.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 57,935.86 руб 32,971.63-79,131.91
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 42,482.67 руб 29,674.46-59,348.93
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,845.80 руб 6,738.91-12,865.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,870.18 руб 5,207.34-9,189.42
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 98,563.18 руб
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.69 247.29-428.63

Prices in Limassol

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Last update: June 2017
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8 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 03, 2017 :
Limassol becoming extremely expensive place to stay comparing to near city like Paphos which is 60 KM away from limassol so here is the latest prices:
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Studio (here they will call it one bedroom if there is a little corner between the kitchen and living room ) 300-400 euro
1 bedroom apt 400-500 euro Unfurnished
2 bedroom apt/House 500-700 euro unfurnished
and they don't come with parking space especially if you rent in city
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just to compare it to the Next city which is just 60KM away
Studio 150-200 euro Fully Furnished
1 bedroom 250-300 furnished with common swimming pool Fully Furnished
3 bedroom House with garden and Private swimming Pool and Parking place 500-600 Fully Furnished
villa is about 600-700 euro a month Fully Furnished
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#Adrian on Nov 18, 2016 :
Small analysis of costs as well based on our own budget. I will not say much about our income, I am fortunate to have a very good job for Cyprus standards and my wife has a bit of a part-time activity that gets her enough to have spending money and some saving.

Family of 2

- Rent - 600 EUR , for a nice, 3brd place, semi-detached, near the town center, within walking distance to my work :) , although like any self-respecting Cypriot I learnt to always drive anywhere, having as excuse that it's either too hot or too cold
- utilities, including internet and phones - about 140-220 per month depending on season and usage of A/C
- groceries - 250-300 - after many years we learnt to shop like the locals and you can get lotsa bargains, differences from shops to shops can be massive for same thing
- going out - we usually eat out at least once per week plus the occasional anniversaries etc. so maybe 100 EUR average per week spent on that
- health insurance can be costly, minimum 250-300 for a couple, a bit more if you have kids - I am lucky that my company has a full family coverage, and in general many companies do the - the state health plan is not one of the best for sure

To make a short conclusion ,a more frugal couple could easily live on 800-1000 EUR per month, including rent, whereas people who like going out many times per week, heavy-partying at the week-end, very into fashion etc. could easily spend 3000 EUR per month or more. We are somewhere in between :)
#Adrian on Nov 18, 2016 :
I've lived in Limassol for the past decade and would like to chip in:

- Limassol is definitely among the cheaper places in Cyprus, especially when it comes to rent; due to it being popular tourist destination, especially among the Russians, there are lot of areas with "ripoff" prices.
- overall Cyprus is not too bad, considering balance of salaries and costs - real-estate is still relatively affordable for a professional with a decent salary
- most office jobs start at ~1400-1500 for a beginner, of course it widely varies on sector, experience etc. but for a young family, even if just one of them works, you should do fine on ~2000 EUR monthly net income, which would be an average salary to have; of course the lower paid jobs such as cleaning, waiting tables etc. are much lower, I believe minimum salary starts at 850 and the minimum hourly at about 4.50
- rents again vary a lot depending on location, and are usually quite higher than the cities of Paphos or Larnaca for example, where you can find much cheaper rents, at least 20-30% less, in some cases even 50% less for the same size place
- Greek is not usually required in most international places/offices - when I came here I had thought I will learn it out of need, but I never did, and I'm doing fine - locals don't seem to be bothered by it so what should I?
- as for fun things, as other specified, it can get boring on the island, if you are an active, outgoing person that likes to discover new things on a constant basis; there is quite a diversity despite the size though, Cyprus being a melting pot of cultures for many centuries, and also the people, Limassol especially, is one of the most diverse cities I've been or lived in, and that includes places like London or Dallas - again, keeping in mind the size.
- Mountains are beautiful and very close-by, 45 minutes drive, beaches 5-10 minutes away, lotsa clubs, restaurants etc. I sometimes joke that there are more restaurants than people here
- Going out prices are high compared to other places, like Central/Eastern Europe but when compared to London, or Berlin or other Northern Europe location, you would count it as bargains.
- another positive aspect in later years is that Cyprus is now much-much better connected, air-wise, with direct flights at reasonable prices to most popular places in Europe, thanks to Easy jet, RyanAir, Wizzair and Blue Air to just name the main ones competing for a piece of the pie. Lotsa Russian airlines as well, also quite cheap to fly to major Russian cities, since something like 35% of the air traffic to Cyprus comes from Russia and other former Soviet republics
- some of the negatives - rather poor administration/government, slow, corrupt, etc. , a culture of neglect when it comes to many things, such as cleanliness - lots of trash lying around and common to see the locals dumping stuff out of their car window; Cypriots in general are also not as friendly as they like to advertise for touristic lobbying, quite the contrary, many of them have a lot of preconceptions about others, don't like to associate much with foreigners (parents being very unhappy if daughter dating a foreigner for example), and other small issues related to their narrow view on the world. But I myself learnt to ignore those, I have only very few, as in 2-3 Cypriots that I would call friends, but many more expats just as me who my wife and I spend time with. Luckily besides the Russians, which tend to be OK but also have lotsa preconceptions about others, there are also lots of British, Irish, Scandinavians, Germans, Polish, lotsa people from Baltics, Balkans, which you can easily relate to.

If you are thinking about moving to Cyprus and Limassol in particular, take 2-3 months to try it out before committing.

And finally , to talk also about the weather/nature - its nice indeed, for at least 7 months per year, with Dec-Feb being a bit too cold for my liking, especially since most houses do not have centralized heating, nor good insulation so you end up paying high electric bills for the 2-3 winter months, as well as mid-June to mid-Sept., when its very-very hot and sometimes sticky on top. Beaches nice as I've said and plenty to choose from, mountains very close and rather impressive for a small island, lotsa of historical places to visit as well if you have an interest in that.

Best of luck!
#ShereKhan on Oct 05, 2016 :
Thanks for the info I also get bored in Malta and dream of another country, perha where I can live in the mountains, do you think it is feasible to find cheap accommodation in the Troodos?
#Anonymous on Jan 31, 2016 :
can any one advice what is good salary rate for 2 persons including the rent and tax free ...
#Anonymous on Aug 21, 2015 :
#Peter ...It's more than enough if you are single .. The problem for me though being a Cypriot is that you don't have the oportunities for leisure as you may have in big european cities ... I live in Limassol... there are many restaurants, clubs, caffes etc but after you ve been to them it gets boring after some time visiting the same places over and over again ... Many foreigners love our weather and beaches ...this is the main reason I believe someone would choose a coastal city to live in Cyprus.

Now another major setback for me is that of traveling abroad but that depends if you are fond of leisure travelling... While in central Europe you have the option of traveling from one european country to another via trains, busses, planes the only option you have in cyprus is by air. What I love about europe is that if I feel like it at any given time I can travel from one country's city to another country's city just for the weekend with such low costs...while from cyprus it takes time and money.

Basically what keeps me here is the security of my job which provides a good salary to pay my house loan and I try to find little pleasures in everything I do during weekends.. wether that be a small trip up in the mountain villages or to Paphos which is another beautiful coastal cyprus city.
#keshav pokharel on Mar 21, 2015 :
its ok in evrything bt some high cost in daily usage materials..
#Peter on Nov 07, 2014 :
is 3,000 Euros (not counting rent) enough for 1 person to live "easily" in Limassol ?