The Republic of Cyprus is a small island state, located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea near Turkey, Egypt and Syria. It has a population of just over 1.2 million people.

Salary in Cyprus

It is a very beautiful and comfortable country, a popular place among foreign tourists and a popular destination for employment. Let's find out what salaries in Cyprus in 2023.

Minimum salary in Cyprus

There is no national minimum wage for all employees in Cyprus. In April 2012, new rates were set only for certain categories, for example:

  • Secretaries (office workers)

  • Nurse Assistants

  • Sellers

  • Kindergarten teachers

For the above employees, the official minimum wage in Cyprus in 2023 is 885 euros per month, and after 6 months of employment per employer is raised to 940 euros. For security guards and cleaners of commercial premises the minimum hourly wage is 4.55 euros, and after 6 months of employment with the same employer is 4.84 euros.

In addition, for asylum seekers and unskilled workers in the agricultural sector, the rate is 425 euros (plus accommodation and meals). For skilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum wage in Cyprus is 767 euros per month (without accommodation and food).

Average salary in Cyprus

According to official data from the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Social Insurance, the average salary in Cyprus in 2023 is 2,069 euros per month. In this case, men receive 2,217 euros and women 1,884. Compared with the same period last year, the salary of Cypriot workers increased by only 104 euros or 5.3%. Men began to earn more by 5.1% and women by 5.4%.

It should be noted that according to official information, the average salary in Cyprus over the past 10 years has not changed much. For example, in 2009, Cypriot workers had a monthly income of 1,805 euros. One of the most highly paid professions in Cyprus is a doctor. According to the local Health Insurance Organization (HIO), the maximum annual salary of general practitioners for adults is estimated at 111,737 euros.


Sector of economy Euro per month
Financial and insurance 3,561
Public administration and protection 2,995
Extraction of mineral resources 2,940
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 2,912
Information and communication 2,732
Professional, scientific and technical activity 2,348
Transportation and storage 2,347
Education 1,993
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,871
Administrative and support services 1,786
Real estate operations 1,776
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,734
Health care and social work 1,694
Production 1,560
Construction 1,551
Wholesale and retail trade 1,471
Accommodation and meals 1,007
Other services 1,450

Note. Information on average wages by sector is based on official data from the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Insurance of Cyprus.

In conclusion, we note that the unemployment rate in Cyprus is about 7–8%, and the income tax rate in 2023 ranges from 0 (income up to 19,500 euros per year) to 35% (income over 60,000 euros per year).

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