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Dears all forum users ..

i'm new here in this forum and i have an inquiry about cybrus and i need some information maybe also i need some details and i will be very pleasure if i get the help from you ....

i have an effort to come to cybrus for work ... and i like to come and living there , but i'm hesitating to accept the effort or no ..

i'm married and i have 2 children , and i have an effort for 2000 euro , so i want to ask what is the situation according to this salary withen life espens and level of life in cybrus ...

i need to rent a house or flat , and i need a familly expens for may wife and 2 kinder and me , with all other life needs also ..and i want to keep a good life for me and my familly and save a little bit for future also ..

so what do you think about this salary according to such case ?

and i wish any one he/she have an adition about this or would like to give his opinion in mor it will be very good ..

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that i asked to much befor and i'm onfused riight now , because some told me is very good and you can achieve all you want by this sallary and it a good chance .. and other told me it is not good and not comfortable and you can't l even to live a good life by this ...
 

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Hello,

I have been doing a similar kind of research to you and am coming to the conclusion that Cyprus is a very expensive place to live. For me it seems like all of the monthly bills are more, add on health care and education (aparently everyone either goes private or has loads of extra tuition) and it really creeps up. I am at a loss to understands how anyone manages and yeah whilst the scenery may be lovely you would never be able to enjoy it as you would need 3 jobs..
 

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thanx a lot dear for your reply ,

but i guess you mean that i need 6000 euro to live a good life in cybrus , and for really that is not quit right , here in switzerland there is allwys a load od bill and expense and in general life level in switzerland is more cost than in cybrus in general ...

i'd like to com to cybrus , but as i mentioned befor , but i still confused about what to do .. and i need a full and details information to take the right descion .



Hello,

I have been doing a similar kind of research to you and am coming to the conclusion that Cyprus is a very expensive place to live. For me it seems like all of the monthly bills are more, add on health care and education (aparently everyone either goes private or has loads of extra tuition) and it really creeps up. I am at a loss to understands how anyone manages and yeah whilst the scenery may be lovely you would never be able to enjoy it as you would need 3 jobs..
 

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Hello,

I have been doing a similar kind of research to you and am coming to the conclusion that Cyprus is a very expensive place to live. For me it seems like all of the monthly bills are more, add on health care and education (aparently everyone either goes private or has loads of extra tuition) and it really creeps up. I am at a loss to understands how anyone manages and yeah whilst the scenery may be lovely you would never be able to enjoy it as you would need 3 jobs..
There seems to be a general perception that life in Cyprus is significantly cheaper than elsewhere - it isn't - it works out at about the same. Salaries are generally lower than in the UK for example, but gereral household and community bills are significantly cheaper with the net result that there isn't much to choose between, for example the UK and Cyprus. The big difference is costs of education and health care for families. I would advise that if children are young enough and location is chosen carefully, the Cypriot (free) education system is as sound as for example the UK, but private education is likely to be beyond the means of most without independent income. Most families here find that they have to have both parents working to make ends meet. Those expecting to be able to run a huge villa, swimming pool, have extended holidays and save sheds lads of cash on one salary will be sorely disappointed.

There are of course many reasons why Cyprus would be more attractive for those bludgeoned into the routine of the daily grind of the UK where they don't see family faces in sunlight for months of the year - and that of course includes the healthier lifestyle, the relaxed attitude to life here, the relative lack of crime, the family friendly attitude, and the peace of mind that their taxes are not funding government projects that they do not agree with. But for this you have to work hard and accept that there will have to be compromises...
 

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dear Kimonas ,

thanx for your reply , and i understand all what you mentioned in your reply ..

for me i don't look for a hug villa with a swimming pool with an extend holiday ...

i just want a normal house or department comfortable and enough for my familly and live a good life "normal life" and be able to improve my life with time ...

and here i was clear in what i asked , i need an clear information , i mean i want an information from some one living in cybrus give me an accurate information about life cost and needs and evaluate the situation there with a realstic and numeric information .. not just like so a general information that mean impossible to live there without any acurate data ...


for example , i'm here in switzerland , if any one ask me this question i can give him the necessery information and give give him a right descreption for the life and living level here with number ...


than for all , and i wish i can find some one living there could giving me an accurate information according to my case and in numbers ..



There seems to be a general perception that life in Cyprus is significantly cheaper than elsewhere - it isn't - it works out at about the same. Salaries are generally lower than in the UK for example, but gereral household and community bills are significantly cheaper with the net result that there isn't much to choose between, for example the UK and Cyprus. The big difference is costs of education and health care for families. I would advise that if children are young enough and location is chosen carefully, the Cypriot (free) education system is as sound as for example the UK, but private education is likely to be beyond the means of most without independent income. Most families here find that they have to have both parents working to make ends meet. Those expecting to be able to run a huge villa, swimming pool, have extended holidays and save sheds lads of cash on one salary will be sorely disappointed.

There are of course many reasons why Cyprus would be more attractive for those bludgeoned into the routine of the daily grind of the UK where they don't see family faces in sunlight for months of the year - and that of course includes the healthier lifestyle, the relaxed attitude to life here, the relative lack of crime, the family friendly attitude, and the peace of mind that their taxes are not funding government projects that they do not agree with. But for this you have to work hard and accept that there will have to be compromises...
 

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Dear Rami,

Sorry for my general reply (which was more I suppose a response to Zeebo's comment). Have you seen the thread 'The Cost of Living, The Truth' on page 2 of the threads? There is quite a lot of useful information there. Of course the circumstances of each individual and their expectations are so variable that clear figures and answers are very difficult to achieve. Some people survive (and are happy) on low incomes and live in small apartments, don't go out much and are happy with state education for their children and state healthcare (both of which in most people's experience are perfectly sound services). Others have not been satisfied by the state provisions and add these expenses to their monthly outgoings. I have always cautioned that young families will find it hard to cope as the rent/mortgage, general bills, shopping, utilities, education, healthcare, travel etc are almost always going to exceed the limited salary expectations. The reason most locals manage to thrive is the extensive family and social networks that they can tap into for support, which the average ex-pat is unable to rely on. Employment is also another factor - there are few jobs out there at the moment and what few positions are out there are not offering much. I checked the Eures website last night to find the following salaries: nurse in private hospital 600-800 Euros a month; primary school teacher 800-1000 a month. If you have to pay rent from such salaries, there isn't going to be much left (our monthly outgoings for a family of four (two young infants on formula at 8Euros a tub) for just shopping and fuel (not utility bills, rent etc) is c.1680Euros.

Hope that is more useful to give you an idea on the monthly expenses, the thread on cost of living has more examples.

Regards,

Kimonas
 

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Dear Rami,

Sorry for my general reply (which was more I suppose a response to Zeebo's comment). Have you seen the thread 'The Cost of Living, The Truth' on page 2 of the threads? There is quite a lot of useful information there. Of course the circumstances of each individual and their expectations are so variable that clear figures and answers are very difficult to achieve. Some people survive (and are happy) on low incomes and live in small apartments, don't go out much and are happy with state education for their children and state healthcare (both of which in most people's experience are perfectly sound services). Others have not been satisfied by the state provisions and add these expenses to their monthly outgoings. I have always cautioned that young families will find it hard to cope as the rent/mortgage, general bills, shopping, utilities, education, healthcare, travel etc are almost always going to exceed the limited salary expectations. The reason most locals manage to thrive is the extensive family and social networks that they can tap into for support, which the average ex-pat is unable to rely on. Employment is also another factor - there are few jobs out there at the moment and what few positions are out there are not offering much. I checked the Eures website last night to find the following salaries: nurse in private hospital 600-800 Euros a month; primary school teacher 800-1000 a month. If you have to pay rent from such salaries, there isn't going to be much left (our monthly outgoings for a family of four (two young infants on formula at 8Euros a tub) for just shopping and fuel (not utility bills, rent etc) is c.1680Euros.

Hope that is more useful to give you an idea on the monthly expenses, the thread on cost of living has more examples.

Regards,

Kimonas

Dear kimonas ,

Thank you very much for you reply , and thank for all your information , really i didn't see this thread about living expense in th forum , you know there is a lot of threads ...

and really i evaluate your reply and your information ,, and again thanks for the time you gave me to reply ..

i just have a problem in relocat to cybrus , i don't want to come and then descover that i can't live there and then need to comeback and soo ... so why i was want a specific information and accurate ... you know suh descion need to be awarre when you take , specially when you have a familly and so ,

so , i guess from this information you gave to me it is difficult to live a normal life level with such salary i will get when i will come to cybrus ?

yes i'm with you life and living level are verious from one to another and that depend ..

att all , thank you alot for your information and your time you gave to :)

with my best regard

Ramii
 
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