FAQs

Q: How much income tax am I meant to pay?

A: If you earn less than €19,500 a year you pay no income tax.

Therefore, not only are most jobs 100% tax free, but importantly: what you see is what you get.

Here’s the income brackets:

  • Up to €19,500……………………… 0%
  • €19,501-28,000……………………. 20%
  • €28,001-36,300……………………. 25%
  • €36,301 or more…………………… 30%

Q: How many days of sunshine are there each year?

A: Well over 300… apparently the average is 326 days of sunshine each year.

Here’s some interesting info I’ve paraphrased from Wikipedia:

“There’s an average of 5–6 hours of sunshine a day in December and 12–13 hours of sunshine in July.

Sunshine hours on the coast are around 3,400 a year – over double that of cities in the northern half of Europe, for example, London which has just 1,461 a year.

In December, Cyprus has around 180 hours of sunshine – the same as London does in May.”

Q: Do people speak English in Cyprus?

A: Yes, English is widely spoken.

According to Wikipedia: “76% of the population of Cyprus speak English” – although I strongly suspect the actual figure is higher.

Q: What currency does Cyprus use?

A: Cyprus has been using the euro (€) since 1st of January 2008.

Q: Is Cyprus a member of the European Union (EU)?

A. Yes, Cyprus has been an EU member since the 1st of May 2004.

Q: What is crime like in Cyprus?

A: Cyprus is the most ‘crime-free’ European Union country.

According to EU statistics the crime rate in Cyprus is only 16% of the average European country and therefore making Cyprus one of the safest places to live in Europe.

This article provides some valuable information on crime, and this one on crime statistics – be sure to check them out.