Work in Cyprus

Getting a job and working in Cyprus is one of the reasons why one might want to acquire a residence permit in Europe (an example of this would be a residence permit in Latvia). Working in Cyprus also allows you to enjoy all the benefits of residing in the EU, such as freedom of moving in the Schengen area, the chance to be employed and do business in the member-states with fewer requirement, as well as travel to European destinations without the need for a visa (with some exceptions).


As of now, there are approximately 6 141 vacancies available in Cyprus. That is 1.7% of all the job positions, both occupied and vacant, in the country.

Wages and expenses

In Cyprus the average salary is EUR 1179.

A single person in Cyprus spends an average of EUR 693 per month, not including rent.

Wage distribution

The wages in Cyprus differ based on several factors, such as the industry and gender of an employee:

Wage distirbution by gender and insustry in Cyprus (in EUR)
Mining and quarrying28042088
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply25922409
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities17481427
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles15711201
Transportation and storage23651731
Accommodation and food service activities13231059
Information and communication26071976
Financial and insurance activities36612612
Real estate activities16621323
Professional, scientific and technical activities27201867
Administrative and support service activities16771351
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security27142599
Human health and social work activities20711363
Arts, entertainment and recreation18471140
Other service activities17301177


The standard workweek in Cyprus is 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

Trade unions

Trade unions are organizations that protect the rights of workers, and help them settle potential disputes with employers. In Cyprus, an employee may use the support pf the following unions:

  • Democratic Labour Federation of Cyprus (Δημοκρατική Εργατική Ομοσπονδία Κύπρου)
  • Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Παγκύπρια Εργατική Ομοσπονδία)
  • Cyprus Employees Confederation (Συνομοσπονδία Εργαζομένων Κύπρου)
  • Union of Cyprus banking Employees (‘Ενωση Τραπεζικών Υπαλλήλων Κύπρου)
  • Organisation of Greek Secondary Education Teachers (Οργάνωση Ελλήνων Λειτουργών Μέσης Εκπαίδευσης Κύπρου)
  • Pancyprian Union of Public Servants (Παγκύπρια Συντεχνία Δημοσίων Υπαλλήλων)
  • Pancyprian Organisation of Greek Teachers (Παγκύπρια Οργάνωση Ελλήνων Δασκάλων)
  • Pancyprian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (Παγκύπρια Ομοσπονδία Ανεξάρτητων Συντεχνιών)

Useful resources

If you are planning to work in Cyprus, it is useful to know the following information and contacts of organizations.

Workers rights

If you believe your rights have been violated or would like to have a consultation regarding said rights, you can contact Democratic Labour Federation of Cyprus (Δημοκρατική Εργατική Ομοσπονδία Κύπρου).

Looking for work

If you would like to take a look at Cyprus's job market, please, consider visiting the following resources:

Work permit services

If you are interested in working in Cyprus, you need to obtain a work permit and a residence permit (which in some cases are obtained simultaneously). For this you can use the help of our legal team - we provide consultations, find the best solutions to your unique case and deliver legal assisstance of all kinds. So contact us by using the form on the upper right side of the page, and start a journey to your dream job in Cyprus.