Accommodation 

  • Compared to other Western European countries, accommodation in Cyprus is generally considered low. Of course, this always depends on the individual's lifestyle and selection criteria.
  • For students who will not choose a shared apartment, the cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment amounts to 350 euros per month. Keep in mind that in this case, utility bills are often not included in the amount of rent you have to pay monthly.
  • One can choose to rent a dormitory. The dormitories in general in Cyprus can belong to a company or the university itself. The cost of renting a dormitory ranges from 350 to 500 euros per month, including utility bills. Choosing a dormitory is more popular with most students because they save time and money; however one should make the appropriate steps much earlier due to limited availability.
  • Another option for some who like socializing and meeting new people is to share accommodation. Cohabitation will undoubtedly significantly reduce costs. In this case, the monthly rent per person starts at around 250 euros. It should be available to share from places such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room. Utility bills are usually not included in the rent, but there may be exceptions.

   Living expenses       

 

U.A.G.C propose the basic expenses

If you enjoy cooking at home, you should expect your shopping to cost around € 150 per month.

But if you prefer to eat ready meals, you will be happy to know that some grills shops or cooked food shops offer reduced prices where you can get a proper meal for 3.50 to 4 euros. For example, a portion of chicken and rice from a restaurant for resident distribution. Shops like these are easily accessible and close to universities and colleges.

Of course, getting your lunch from the university or college cafeteria at discounted prices is always available.

 

 

With regards to other living expenses, here below is a brief rundown of average costs

Food

 

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

10.00 €

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, 3-course

45.00 €

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

6.00 €

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

3.00 €

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

4.00 €

Cappuccino (regular)

2.50 €

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

1.41 €

Water (0.33 liter bottle)

0.50 €

   

Transportation

 

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

1.50 €

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

40.00 €

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

4.12 €

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

1.00 €

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

15.00 €

Gasoline (1 liter)

1.25 €

 

 

Consider saving through working

Since Cyprus is a popular tourist destination, finding work in restaurants and recreation areas is very common. Also, Cyprus is a country that has developed professional services so that many of the students can work in various companies and offices. It is always an option for those who want to combine their studies with work to apply for a job at the university.