Why Cyprus is a Haven for Digital Nomads

Cyprus is the best place in Europe to be a digital nomad, remote worker, or entrepreneur.

Where else in the Europe can you have 300 plus days of sunshine, amazing weather year round, stunning scenery, an abundance of adventures, low taxes, low crime rate, a reasonable cost of living, and be surrounded by incredibly warm people?

Curious to know more? Keep reading to learn more about why so many entrepreneurs, remote workers, and digital nomads choose to work from Cyprus:

1 | Sunshine and Warm Weather Year Round

Cyprus is one of the warmest and sunniest countries in the European Union. With average annual temperatures at around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night and about 300 days of sunshine per year, Cyprus is the perfect for those looking to swap cloudy, rainy, cold weather with sub tropical vibes!

With weather like this, you have ample opportunities to take a break from work and enjoy the outdoors year round whether you enjoy chilling by the sea or hiking in the mountains. If that ain’t work life balance, then I don’t know what is…

January 17 °C (63 ° F ) 8 °C (46 ° F ) 18 °C (64 ° F )
February 17 °C (63 ° F ) 7 °C (45 ° F ) 17 °C (63 ° F )
March 19 °C (66 ° F ) 9 °C (48 ° F ) 17 °C (63 ° F )
April 23 °C (73 ° F ) 12 °C (54 ° F ) 18 °C (64 ° F )
May 27 °C (81 ° F ) 16 °C (61 ° F ) 20 °C (68 ° F )
June 30 °C (86 ° F ) 20 °C (68 ° F ) 24 °C (75 ° F )
July 32 °C (90 ° F ) 22 °C (72 ° F ) 26 °C (79 ° F )
August 33 °C (91 ° F ) 23 °C (73 ° F ) 27 °C (81 ° F )
September 31 °C (88 ° F ) 20 °C (68 ° F ) 27 °C (81 ° F )
October 28 °C (82 ° F ) 17 °C (63 ° F ) 25°C (77 ° F )
November 23 °C (73 ° F ) 13 °C (55 ° F ) 22 °C (72 ° F )
December 18 °C (64 ° F ) 9 °C (48 ° F ) 19 °C (66 ° F )

2 | Lots of Things to Do

You won’t get bored in Cyprus. History lovers, architecture buffs, outdoorsy people, foodies and partygoers, everyone finds how to spend their time in Cyprus. The coastline is all about water and beach activities, and you’ll find the Troodos Mountains inland, where extensive hiking trails invite you to take long walks with rewarding 360° landscapes. 

The island’s food scene is thriving, and the nightlife in Limassol and Nicosia is an excellent way of meeting new people, locals and tourists alike. 

For a detailed list of things to do, check out Things To Do in Cyprus as a Digital Nomad.

black and gray gas mask

3 | Tax Benefits

To qualify as a tax resident in Cyprus, you must live in the country for 183 days in a single tax year. You’ll be eligible for a 50% tax exception of income taxes for the first ten years if you have an employment contract.

Besides, your first €20,000 are taxed at 0%, increasing later to between 20% and 35%, attractive rates for a member of the European Union! There are many other tax benefits for digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and remote workers, which we will highlight in more detail in an upcoming article.

4 | It’s SAFE

Cyprus has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Europe, making it one of the safest countries to live in the EU. In safety ranking by population, Cyprus is ranked in the top five in the world.

man, woman and child holding hands on seashore

5 | Talk About A Perfect Location

Cyprus is just a short flight away from mainland Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Whether it’s for a business trip or a leisure weekend getaway, there are endless destinations nearby. Of course, you need not leave Cyprus for a lovely time.

Cyprus’ time zone is the UTC+03:00, and it shares it with Turkey, Greece, Finland and Israel, amongst others, so you’re one hour ahead of Western Europe. Never miss that online meeting again!

6 | Reasonable Cost of Living

In Cyprus, you can live comfortably without splurging for as low as €1,000 a month; that’s an average of €686 per person a month plus rent. A three-course meal for two costs on average €45 and an inexpensive (but delicious) meal goes for as low as €15. 

Rent in Cyprus is on average 46% lower than in the US and around 60% lower than most major European cities. A one-bedroom apartment in Cyprus capital, Nicosia, goes for about €600, and that’s in the city center!

For more details about cost of living, check out the Cost of Living in Cyprus article.

green trees near body of water during daytime

7 | Amazing People

You know what they say, what makes a place magical is its people, and that’s the case with the warm and friendly Cypriots, proud of their traditions and eager to share them with their new neighbors! 

Besides, there’s a thriving ex-pat community in Cyprus, so you’ll meet people from all backgrounds and origins. Cyprus lends itself to building meaningful relationships, to say the least.

Last but not least, most people on the island speak some level of English so no need to worry about the language barrier.

8 | Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa

From January 2022, Cyprus joined the party in welcoming remote workers with their brand new Digital Nomad Visa. These visas give Digital Nomads the opportunity to stay in Cyprus for one year with the option of renewing for another two years.

The requirements are are follow:

  • Must earn at least €3,500 per month
  • Have medical insurance
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Proof of income through an employment agreement, bank account, or other relevant proof

For more details about visa options for Cyprus digital nomads, check out the Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa article.

Are you ready to make the move?

Cyprus is the picture-perfect image of the Mediterranean lifestyle with all the comfort of 21st-century Europe and a small-town feel. 

If you’re looking to take your digital nomad lifestyle to the next level, the relaxed feel on the island is the perfect balance between work and play! If you were wondering what’s the best country for digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and remote workers, Cyprus is definitely a suitable answer.

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The digital nomad behind Work Remotely Cyprus. He has been living a digital nomad life in Cyprus since the summer of 2020. He built this website to guide other digital nomads, remote workers, and entrepreneurs to live their island life in Cyprus.

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