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Postby Gasman » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:46 pm

I did mean almost two pounds each for the loaf and the milk. No idea what they cost in the UK now, haven't been back there for years. I've had quite a few family and friends over this year who were not old enough to hire cars to get around (buses stop running early and taxis are quite expensive) so, if they are staying in a Tourist Area, like most tourists do, they shop and eat out there. I just cannot think anyone really believes that prices in Cyprus look very much higher now than they did say, 2 or three years ago.
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Postby Z4 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:00 pm

I stayed in Paphos 2 years ago, or was it 3, anyway. We stayed just outside the Tomb of the Kings area on an apartment complex. We found the two weeks bloody expensive and it wasn't value for money. I remember my other half going to the tourist shop which was onsite and she spent a fortune on a few bits. I had a fit when she came back.

Since then our apartment has been built and we never really venture to Paphos for meals etc only the odd occasion now and then.

We buy food either in the village shop (just pick up bits) but mainly at the big supermarkets (either Limassol or Paphos). Limassol there is more choice though
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Postby SSBubbles » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:54 pm

Sophia1 wrote:Its not Cyprus fault its every where, they have to make a living too. Ok so they raised there prices a bit, your just tourists you can go back home but what about the residence living and working in Cyprus? There wages are next to nothing. May I add that the Cypriots work harder then the people living in the uk.


I take it that you are including all the Cypriots living in the UK in this rather sweeping statement!! :roll:
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Postby Gasman » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:28 am

Well I do the same job in Cyprus that I did in the UK! That statement seems a bit daft to me. Especially as there are said to be more Cypriots living in the UK than in Cyprus!

And I think UK Bank, Post Office, Telephone Company workers and the like would be delighted to finish work at around 1.30pm every day and never have to work on a Saturday!

I've never seen a Cypriot Bus Driver working after about 6pm either!
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:00 am

Z4 wrote:
Sophia1 wrote:May I add that the Cypriots work harder then the people living in the uk.


:shock:

Questions
1) How many days off do Cypriots and the UK receive? (annual leave and Bank Holidays)
2) In Cyprus the month of August shuts down - whilst the UK is still working! :wink:


The first year I was here I continued working over August. Never again. That is one local custom I have quickly adopted. It's the climate, mate.
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Postby Z4 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:30 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
Z4 wrote:
Sophia1 wrote:May I add that the Cypriots work harder then the people living in the uk.


:shock:

Questions
1) How many days off do Cypriots and the UK receive? (annual leave and Bank Holidays)
2) In Cyprus the month of August shuts down - whilst the UK is still working! :wink:


The first year I was here I continued working over August. Never again. That is one local custom I have quickly adopted. It's the climate, mate.


I am only jealous! :)
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Postby Z4 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:32 am

Gasman wrote:Well I do the same job in Cyprus that I did in the UK! That statement seems a bit daft to me. Especially as there are said to be more Cypriots living in the UK than in Cyprus!

And I think UK Bank, Post Office, Telephone Company workers and the like would be delighted to finish work at around 1.30pm every day and never have to work on a Saturday!

I've never seen a Cypriot Bus Driver working after about 6pm either!


I'm a little confused by her statement too
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:14 am

Z4 wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Z4 wrote:
Sophia1 wrote:May I add that the Cypriots work harder then the people living in the uk.


:shock:

Questions
1) How many days off do Cypriots and the UK receive? (annual leave and Bank Holidays)
2) In Cyprus the month of August shuts down - whilst the UK is still working! :wink:


The first year I was here I continued working over August. Never again. That is one local custom I have quickly adopted. It's the climate, mate.


I am only jealous! :)


I compensate by working 6-7 days per week for the rest of the year.
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Postby SSBubbles » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:39 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:I compensate by working 6-7 days per week for the rest of the year.


Of course you do Tim! :roll: :wink: :lol:
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Postby journo » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:45 pm

There is no doubt the exchange rate now makes it expensive for anyone in the UK to buy euros.

However, in terms of prices, we pay no more for goods in Cyprus than we did pre-euro. (If you look at euro prices against the now non-existent Cyprus Pound but at the official CYPound/euro exchange rate we are in fact paying LESS than we did in many instances.)

Tourists who say Cyprus is now 'expensive' are a) forgetting how weak the GBPound is against Sterling and b) perhaps buying in the first shop they come to rather than comparing prices....

When I visited the UK on business this summer (I'm not an ex-UK resident) I made a point of checking prices there. I discovered I can buy virtually everything at the same price or cheaper in Cyprus. Yes, I did check the 'cheap shops... the Poundstretchers etc. too).

Plus I pay less here for electricity, water, local tax..... even taxis and public transport. Tax is also lower.

Restaurant prices in the UK horrified me; as did transportation costs (except, I grant you, for the National Express special offer £1 tickets - if you have access to online booking and can find them for the dates you want to travel).
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