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Hi,

I am 27 and my wife is 28. We have recently had a child and are thinking about making a big switch from Ireland to Cyprus.

I have being to Cyprus lots of times and loved it so we are seriously looking at it.

We are looking to Rent a property for a year or so. My wife is planning on caring for our child and I will be working. (Hopefully)

Before we commit ourselves I need to do some research and would be grateful if you can offer and advice.

What we want.
2-3 bed House/Maisonette. Cheap. In a village so my wife can walk to the shops etc while I work. I drive so don’t have to be in the city. Any advice on estate agents / prices?

Where
We are looking at somewhere that I can get a job. Walking distance to beach and has some bars/ restaurants.

Few Q's

1 Bar Work. What sort of Pay. Looking for Full time position
2 Office work. Where will I get admin work? Trying not to go near Nicosia.
3 what’s the cost of living. i.e Electricity, water and petrol.
4 Any other advice

Thanks,

Noel
 

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Hi,

I am 27 and my wife is 28. We have recently had a child and are thinking about making a big switch from Ireland to Cyprus.

I have being to Cyprus lots of times and loved it so we are seriously looking at it.

We are looking to Rent a property for a year or so. My wife is planning on caring for our child and I will be working. (Hopefully)

Before we commit ourselves I need to do some research and would be grateful if you can offer and advice.

What we want.
2-3 bed House/Maisonette. Cheap. In a village so my wife can walk to the shops etc while I work. I drive so don’t have to be in the city. Any advice on estate agents / prices?

Where
We are looking at somewhere that I can get a job. Walking distance to beach and has some bars/ restaurants.

Few Q's

1 Bar Work. What sort of Pay. Looking for Full time position
2 Office work. Where will I get admin work? Trying not to go near Nicosia.
3 what’s the cost of living. i.e Electricity, water and petrol.
4 Any other advice

Thanks,

Noel
I am sorry to say that unless you have a big pot of money to back you I would recommend that you forget it.
Bar work will not pay enough to feed you never mind pay rent. Office work is very hard to get unless you can speak greek and even that isnt particularly well paid.
Jobs are few and far between these days and you wont get any help from the government if you fall on hard times unless you have paid into the social fund.
With a young child it is very risky coming.

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Hi,

I am 27 and my wife is 28. We have recently had a child and are thinking about making a big switch from Ireland to Cyprus.

I have being to Cyprus lots of times and loved it so we are seriously looking at it.

We are looking to Rent a property for a year or so. My wife is planning on caring for our child and I will be working. (Hopefully)

Before we commit ourselves I need to do some research and would be grateful if you can offer and advice.

What we want.
2-3 bed House/Maisonette. Cheap. In a village so my wife can walk to the shops etc while I work. I drive so don’t have to be in the city. Any advice on estate agents / prices?

Where
We are looking at somewhere that I can get a job. Walking distance to beach and has some bars/ restaurants.

Few Q's

1 Bar Work. What sort of Pay. Looking for Full time position
2 Office work. Where will I get admin work? Trying not to go near Nicosia.
3 what’s the cost of living. i.e Electricity, water and petrol.
4 Any other advice

Thanks,

Noel
We have been here 3 months now and luckily my husband secured a job before we came. I hoped to be able to pick up work quickly, being a qualified nurse, but it hasnt been the case. Unless you can speak Greek, as Veronica pointed out, it is very very difficult to get work. What work is around for someone who cannot speak the language is bar work and kitchen staff work (and even that is hard to get) but the pay is abissmal (I know someone who earns 2.80 euros and hour) so to support yourself, pay rent, eat and look out for your wife and child would be very hard. Water and electric is about the same as UK. No gas bill tho as they dont have mains gas, only bottled. Council tax is once a year payment and about 130 euros. Food is more expensive as is furniture, clothes, cars. Best line up a job before you come for sure. The european commission website is a good place to start job hunting. But dont dismiss the idea of living out here - its fab, just plan ahead and take your time.
Deborah
 
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