Cyprus has for years been among hottest holiday destinations in Europe. Although closer to the Asia, the Republic of Cyprus is within the borders of the European Union and its currency is euro.
Prices in Cyprus are moderate. Some say it is a little more expensive than in Spain or Greece. Others, however, believe they are at a similar level.
It all depends on the wealth of the wallet, the quality of products and services bought, and the season in which we intend to spend our holidays in Cyprus.
Current prices in Cyprus
The most expensive city is of course Nicosia, the capital of the island and places of large tourist accumulation such as Ayia Napa, Paphos or Limassol, where it will be more expensive, especially closer to the sea and historical monuments.
Lower prices will be in well-known and crowded resorts, such as Larnaca.
When it comes to shopping in Nicosia, it is worth going to the Turkish part and stocking up on souvenirs or food there.
In general, on the north side of the island is a bit cheaper.
However, trips there take place on their own, due to the complicated political situation of this island.
Let’s get to the specifics and check what are the specific and current prices in Cyprus.
Prices of food and drink in stores in Cyprus
As everywhere, the cheapest grocery shopping will be done in supermarkets. However, before traveling to a given town, it is worth checking if there is one nearby, because not always and not in every place we will find e.g. one of the cheaper supermarket supermarkets, which is Lidl.
And if it will be more on the outskirts of the city than in the center.
It is worth checking discount stores, Metro and Alphamega stores, as prices will be at a decent level.
The most expensive purchases are made in small stores, e.g. Periptero, where prices can be up to two or three times higher.
When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, we buy them at the stalls the cheapest. The same applies to some spices, sweets, dried fruit and fresh fish. However, when it comes to bread, it is worth buying them in small bakeries.
- bread 1-2 euro for a loaf
- toast bread 1.20 euro per package
- baguette 0.90 -1.50 euro (depending on size)
- bread roll of 0.20 euro
- milk 1-1.80 euro per liter
- butter 2.60-3.60 euro per cube 250 g
- eggs 1.50-3.50 for 10-12
- fruit yogurt 1-1.50 euro per packaging
- sandwich cheese 3 euro per packaging
- yellow cheese 2 euro for 200 g
- halloumi cheese 2.50-3 euro per packaging over 200 g
- ham sandwich 10 euro per kilo
- sausages for breakfast 3.5 euro for a large package
- cereal for milk 3-3.50 for a large package
- nut-chocolate cream 2.50 euro for 200gr
- ketchup 1-2 euro per packaging
- mayonnaise 2 euro for a jar
- olive oil 1.35 euro per liter
- noodles 1-1,20 euro for a package of 500 g
- rice 1.20 euro for a package of 400 g
- minced meat from 4 euro for a package 650 g
- chicken breast fillet 4.50-9 euro per kilo
- beef 7-12 euro per kilo
- octopus 6 euro per kilo
- fish fillet from 6 euro per kilo
- potatoes 0.40-1.20 euro per kilo
- tomatoes 1-3 euro per kilo
- cucumbers 0.50-1.30 euro per kilo
- lettuce 0.30-0.80 euro per vegetable
- sweet potatoes 2.20 euro per kilo
- orange 0.80-2 euro per kilo
- bananas 1-1.80 euro per kilo
- watermelon 0.80 euro per kilo
- mango 2.60 euro per kilo
- kiwi 2.20 euro per kilo
- ground coffee: 3 euro per packaging 250 g
- instant coffee 1.80 euro per packaging 50 g
- tea 1.70 euro for a pack of 20 bags
- chocolate bar 0.50-0.65 euro per piece
- chips in a tube 1.70 euro per packaging
- chips 90 g 1.20 euro
Prices of drinks in stores and supermarkets in Cyprus
- mineral water 0.30-1.50 euro for a 1.5 liter bottle
- cola 1.10 euro per liter
- fruit juice 1.5 euro per liter
- Iced tea 2 euro for 1.5 liters
- cider 1.50 euro for half a liter
- local beer 0.75-1.50 euro for half a liter
- imported beer 1-3 euro for half a liter
- local wine approx. 4 euro per bottle
- vodka 14 euro for 0.7 liters
- gin 15 euro per liter
- rum 16 euro for 0.7 liters
- whiskey 13-14 euro for 0.7 liters
- ouzo 9 euro for half a liter
- cigarettes 4-5 euro per packet
Prices of dinners in restaurants and bars in Cyprus
The prices of meals in pubs and dinners at restaurants in Cyprus vary. We have to pay around 8-14 euro for a meal in a cheap eatery. A similar dish, but in a better restaurant it will cost us 15-20 euro or more.
The cheapest we will pay for the so-called street food (4-7 euro).
The most expensive premises will be located near the sea and pubs in the capital of Cyprus.
A popular dish ordered in pubs is meze, which is a set of small portions of various dishes (vegetable, meat or fish). In this way, by paying a one-off amount, we have a chance to try different delicacies.
1.set 5-7 euro
- pita with meat or cheese filling from 3 euro
- souvlaki from 4 euro
- fries around 2 euro
- moussaka 3-6 euro for portion
- pasta from 5 euro for portion
- pizza from 7-8 euro
- meze 5-10 euro for a small portion per person
- meze 15-20 euro for a large portion per person
- salads 3.50-6 euro for portion
- seafood dish from 15 euro
- fish 10-15 euro
- meat dish from 10 euro
- breakfasts 5-6 euro
- grilled halloumi cheese 3-5 euro
Dessert and drink prices in Cyprus restaurants and bars:
- desserts from 4-5 euro
- ice cream in fastfood bar from 0.60 euro
- scoop of ice cream from 2 euro
- Cypriot coffee from 1 euro
- cappuccino 2.5-3 euro
- frappe 2.50-3 euro
- tea 1.20-2 euro
- water 0.50-1.20 euro for 0.33 liter
- cola 1-2 euro for 0.33 liter
- juice 2-3 euro for 0.25 liter
- freshly squeezed juice 3-4 euro
Alcohol prices in Cyprus:
- local beer 2-4 euro for half a liter
- imported beer 3-5 euro for 0.33 liter
- drink from 4-5 euro
- a glass of ouzo 2-4 euro
- a glass of home wine from 1 euro
- a glass of commandaria 3-4 euro
- a glass of local zivania liqueur 3 euro
- a glass of brandy 3 euro
- a carafe of homemade wine from as little as 4 euro for half a liter
Prices of accommodation in Cyprus
Prices of accommodation in Cyprus vary depending on the date when we arrive. In high season (July, August), as you know, it will be the most expensive, so you even have to spend 40-50 euro per night at a 1- or 2-star hotel. In the remaining months you can find accommodation cheaper by half. A more economical option will be a night in a hostel, whose prices average over 20 euro per night. The most expensive city is Nicosia (all year round) and well-known resorts (in summer). Then prices for one night in a hotel, not top class, reach up to 100 euro per room.
In Cyprus, you can also take advantage of many optional trips. Let’s check their prices:
Prices of attractions and optional trips in Cyprus
- archaeological site in Limassol 2.50 euro
- Royal tombs in Paphos 2.50 euro
- Larnaca Castle 2.50 euro
- Museum of Cyprus in Nicosia 4.50 euro
- Observatory in Nicosia 2.50 euro
- Aquapark Ayia Napa 38 euro
- Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates in Episkopi 2.50 euro
- castle in Kolosi 2.50 euro
- archaeological site in Tamassos 2.50 euro
- boat trip with a glass bottom approx. 10 euro
- zoo in Limassol 5 euro
- trip to the Troodos mountains combined with a wine tasting 45 euro
- trip to the capital of Cyprus – Nicosia + a visit to the village of Lefkara (lace) 54 euro
- admission to the Wine Festival in Limassol 6 euro
- Akamas Peninsula by jeeps + boat trip 96 euro
- cruise on the Turkish part of Cyprus to Famagusta 35 euro
- 3 hours quad safari 65 euro
- diving lessons 55 euro
- car rental per week (in season) from 100 euro
- fuel price 1.25 euro per liter
- deck chair on the beach approx. 2.50 euro per day
- umbrella on the beach approx. 2.50 euro per day
- set (umbrella + two sunbeds) 7.5 euro per day
Now a few words about the prices of souvenirs in Cyprus.
Prices of souvenirs from Cyprus
- souvenir magnet 1-2 euro
- postcard from 0.30 euro
- scented soap 2-3 euro
- a material bag from 1.50 euro
- a decorative plate or bowl from 5 euro
- embroidered napkin from 3.50 euro
- eye of a prophet bijoux from 1 euro
- a packet of spices 1.5-2 euro
- fortified Cypriot Commandaria wine from 5 euro for 0.7 liters, depending on the vintage
- Cypriot ouzo from 7 euro for 0.7 liters
- Zivana Cypriot liqueur from 13 euro for 0.7 liters
We also invite you to visit the official tourist website of Cyprus.
Current map of Cyprus
On the map of Cyprus below you will locate most attractions and places of interest. You will also plan to move around the island:
If you spent a great holiday in Cyprus, remember about us and let us know in the comments what are your opinions about Cyprus and the prices on the island in shops, stalls and restaurants. Every opinion counts and matters.