Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Helpfulness: 3.42 |
Name: Sue | Age: 45 | Gender: Female | ZIP: | Resident for: 5-10 years | Added on: 2005-09-20
Artisticness: 3 Calmness: 3 Helpfulness: 5 Intelligence: 2 Neatness: 3 Outgoingness: 5
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What do you like about Larnaka?
It's not too big, so it's possible to walk everywhere. People are friendly, the beach is clean, there are plenty of places to eat out and European-style supermarkets. The roads are reasonable, and it's very safe for bringing up children.
What do you dislike about Larnaka?
The Greek education is about 50 years out of date, the private English-speaking education isn't much better, and homeschooling isn't legal, at least for Cypriots. The library isn't very well-stocked. Oh, and in the summer it's too hot and humid!
How expensive is it?
It probably seems expensive to visitors, although restaurants are better value than the UK. Also computer equipment, books, CDs etc tend to be pricey although it's getting more reasonable. But housing is cheap, and the cost of actually living here pretty low. Insurance costs very little (property or medical) and there's lots of inexpensive locally grown produce available.
How is the weather?
The weather is typically about 32C in the shade during June to September, with high humidity at times and occasional heatwaves up to 40C. Fine for lying on the beach, not such fun for daily living. However air conditioning is widely available and inexpensive to run, and houses are designed with high ceilings and good ventilation.
Winter by contrast can seem chilly - no frosts, but temps can get as low as 4C overnight, and good heating is unusual.
October-November and late March-May are the bets times of year for visits, with weather resembling a good summer in the UK.