Cost of living in Nicosia

on photo: Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus. It is the largest city on the island with more than 276,000 people. Nicosia has a very comfort climate with average temperature from +10 °C in winter to +30 °C in summer. Nicosia’s mild climate allows people to visit this city any time of the year. The most popular time for tourists is from May to September.

Food prices aren’t very high and are lower than in the most of European capitals. To eat three times a day for one person in budget or mid-range restaurants will be from 50 to 80 EUR. If you on a strict budget, you can buy food in markets or supermarkets. From October to April hotel will be 20-30% lower because there are less tourists from Europe and America.

Food prices in markets or supermarkets in Nicosia

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
 Milk (1 l) 1,55 $ 1,30 €
 White bread (400 g) 1,43 $ 1,20 €
 White rice (1 kg) 1,79 $ 1,50 €
 Eggs (12) 3,04 $ 2,55 €
 Local cheese (1 kg) 8,59 $ 7,20 €
 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7,99 $ 6,70 €
 Green apples (1 kg) 2,21 $ 1,85 €
 Banana (1kg) 1,61 $ 1,35 €
 Oranges (1 kg) 1,97 $ 1,65 €
 Tomatoes (1 kg) 1,73 $ 1,45 €
 Potato (1 kg) 0,83 $ 0,70 €
 Salat (1 kg) 0,54 $ 0,45 €
 Onion (1kg) 1,67 $ 1,40 €
 Mineral water (1,5 l) 0,72 $ 0,60 €

Restaurants prices

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
 Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 15,50 $ 13,00 €
 Meal for 2 persons (Mid-range Restaurant) 62,02 $ 52,00 €
 Cappuccino (regular) 4,23 $  3,55 €
 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1,73 $ 1,45 €
 Water (0.33 liter bottle)  1,13 $  0,95 €
 Big Mac meal 7,16 $  6,00 €
 Bottle of beer (local)  3,82 $  3,20 €

Transportation

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
Public transport (Monthly ticket) 47,71 $ 40,00 €
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1,79 $  1,50 €
 Taxi Start 4,53 $ 3,80 €
 Taxi (1 km) 0,89 $ 0,75 €
 Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 14,31 $ 12,00 €
 Gasoline (1 liter) 1,43 $ 1,20 €

Hotels and hostels prices in Nicosia

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
 3 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 85,00 $ 71,00 €
 4 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 145,00 $ 121,00 €
 5 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 270,00 $ 226,00 €

Rent apartments (for month)

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
 Apartment (1 bedroom) in Nicosia Centre 519,00 $  435,00 €
 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 393,90 $ 330,00 €
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Nicosia Centre 805,70 $ 675,00 €
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 596,80 $ 500,00 €
 (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131,30 $ 110,00 €

Other prices

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54,90 $ 46,00 €
 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19,10 $ 16,00 €
 Internet (8 Mbps) 30,44 $ 25,50  €
 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106,24 $ 89,00 €
 1 ticket to the movie 11,94 $ 10,00 €
 Visit to private doctor 53,72 $ 45,00 €
 Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the Nicosia 15,52 $ 13,00 €
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