If you’re opting to move abroad in your retirement, the destination that you move to and also planning the logistics of the move will take careful consideration. At retirement age, priorities and factors that you need to consider, maybe a little different to what they were at other stages of your life. Cyprus has remained a firm favourite amongst retirees. We take a look at a few reasons that Cyprus has kept appealing to retiring British expats and useful considerations to take into account.
As the UK increasingly turns its attention to the cost of living situation here, Cyprus has remained one of the best countries within Europe for its cost of living. Broadly speaking, property prices and rent tend to remain below many of the other Western EU countries, as does supermarket shopping and day to day essentials.
In retirement years, healthcare may well move higher up the list of priorities and for peace of mind it’s important to opt for a country with a good level of healthcare provision. The healthcare in Cyprus does rank fairly favourably compared to other countries. The system is split into a public and private sector, but is different to the UK, so it’s important to research this and familiarise yourself with the Cypriot healthcare system before deciding to move to Cyprus.
The island also has the added benefit of having one of the lower crime rates in Europe. This can provide some peace of mind for retirees looking to make Cyprus their home. It also provides a safer environment for if family members want to visit.
One of the main draws to the island is of course the climate. Cyprus benefits from warm and balmy weather between April to October. Whilst November to March sees more frequent rain showers, the winters are milder on the island than in the UK.
When it comes to moving household effects to the country, it’s important to use the services of a reputable and experienced international moving company. Do some research into these companies. It’s important to look for companies who are members of the British Association of Removers and FIDI. Membership of these organisations guarantee that your money and your move are protected. Financial security, operational competence, worldwide support and redress facilities guarantee you complete peace of mind. Members have to work to recognized quality standards, ensuring that your move to Cyprus will be handled carefully and professionally from beginning to end. Your chosen company should be able to supply you with an accurate and realistic quotation based on the volume of effects you’re wanting to ship.