The Knight Frank Global Lifestyle Review ranks Cyprus as the fifth best place to relocate. Cyprus offers some of the most extensive advantages for entrepreneurs, families and retired couples looking for a profitable lifestyle change. Ranked by key business and leisure indicators, Cyprus was the only European country alongside Switzerland to make it into the top five – beating London, Madrid and Monaco.
Cyprus also ranked high on the list for its many days of sunshine and the availability of leisure pursuits. The country is also marked as having a favourable tax regime for new residents, offering tax breaks for new residents on passive income and capital gains as well as on pensions and income from employment. Knowledge on lifestyle as well as fiscal savings can help individuals to make an informed decision when considering relocation and investments.
Knight Frank has listed key lifestyle factors to assess the locations and for the majority of individuals these key factors are education, climate, leisure pursuits and the availability of quality restaurants.
Knight Frank is often approached by private individuals considering relocation for their businesses and families. Usually initiated having been advised by wealth management and taxation teams, clients are often asked to focus on destinations that will maximise the efficiency of their tax arrangements rather than those offering the best lifestyle. The lifestyle review was developed as a guide for individuals considering the lifestyle element of a potential location alongside the recommendations of their advisors.
Out of 106 countries that generate enough data to run a study about the safest countries in the world, our Cyprus proudly holds the 5th place! More amazing is the fact that Cyprus is the No 1 safest place to live and visit among countries that have population under 5 million. Value Penguin ranked Cyprus in 2015 as the safest Country in the world (population <5mln)
Another surprising fact is that Cyprus is ranked 21st overall in national police personnel however the fewer thefts that the island has helped a lot to make Cyprus in the top 5.
Cyprus and the other 4 countries that made the top have an average 47.62% lower safety score than other countries that participate in the study. Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, Japan and Cyprus scored the best results out of 7 data categories (CO2 emissions, life expectancy, national police personnel, traffic deaths, thefts and assaults, number per 100000 people).”