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Polly1


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26/11/2010 22:20

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Any advice from you guys already there about relocating and fing work?



No1Doyen


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Where will you be relocating from?



Stonehousepub


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This thread is going to be fun....



Come on guys tell polly all about it !



YFred


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Can we be rather gentle please. Give the lady a chance.



Rents are so cheap, rent first and live there for a bit and you will see what it's like. But you may want to ask why so many Turkish Cypriots have left the island even after 1974. But don't let that put you off. I intend to move back there quite soon but then again I was born there. So I am biased.



No1Doyen


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26/11/2010 23:38

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Why do you want to come here?



Lilli



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26/11/2010 23:40

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if not already x



Blackbird



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I'd love to retire to TRNC.......But.............



birdman



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Most people come here to retire. Finding work is difficult tho' not impossible. Pay is lower than UK and some extra funds will be required. (unless you are a solicitor nd then you can charge whatever you want !!!!!)

I prefer West of Girne,( old Kyrenia) Alsancak/Lapta but others choose different locations. As already posted, rent first to see if you can settle here. It's fantastic for the majority although there can be minor hiccups as in most places. Best of luck



No1Doyen


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Has Polly gone - to put the kettle on. )



Lilli



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hi bill you could be right, in a bar in karsiaka



No1Doyen


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Ok Lilli. Perhaps they'll pop back later. )



Jeannie


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Bill - for some reason I have my doubts.



Jefferson


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Another waste of time.



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http://www.no-deeds-no-money.moonfruit.com



Woodspeckie


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Are all these postings about moving to NC from one person with nothing elso to talk about? somehow I think it is.



Polly1


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Hello everyone back from putting the kettle on ! (never heard that one before)



I am 38 and boyfriend is 40 and we have read lots of blogs etc about what life is like there. As with everywhere you will get good and bad reviews. We want to experience a different way of life and some sunshine before we get too old and afraid! to move we are moving from the Channel Islands (between England and france) and rents here are rediculous currently in a 3 bedroom and paying £1600 a month. I have admin experience but also reception and bar experience and am happy to do any of the these to bring in money. What is the average wage there, average rent and the chances of finding work?

Thanks for the posts



No1Doyen


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What work does your boyfriend do?



pollymarples


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From one polly to another - jobs here are low paid and hard to come by. To be legitimate you need work permits and the other way you could face deportation if caught.



My advice - try it if you must but do not burn your bridges - give it six months with renting . Have some reserve cash because it can be very uncertain here. You are young and if I were, I would not come here.

The only really cheaper thing here is the equivalent to the community charge, but you get what you pay for with that.



If you can get a job here. not easy and often not permanent. No free health service.



joandjelly


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27/11/2010 15:57

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Average rent for a villa with pool would be around £400 per month. Average wage for working in a bar would be around 1000TL per month which is about £430. For this you would be expected to work 6 days a week.



Swany



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My family have been here for 25 years and I have been over here for 14 months after a 21 year gap (other than for holidays). Learn from the experiences of others but remember they donít have to be your experiences. It can work out very well BUT it is very different from the UK and if UK life style, shops, prices and government is important to you it may be best just to come on holidays.



You may find this helpful: - http://www.ncmoneyguide.info



Tenakoutou



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27/11/2010 18:25

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If your parrot says: 'Pretty Polly, pretty Polly - best go South!', best you take this advice!



Why?



Because TRNC is not in the EU and, except for Turkish Cypriots who can take advantage of the South's far superior health service, you cannot if you live in TRNC. Unless you have extremely influential TC friends, you are unlikely to score any decent sort of a job - mostly only menial stuff, which if you currently live in the Channel Islands and pay that sort of rent, I doubt you are doing! In the South, you can legally work and there are likely to be far more opportunities in your line of work.



Having said that, if you have a disposable £1600 per month, without having to work, TRNC would be 'just the ticket' for you both - you'd live extra well!



pollymarples


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Tenakoutou is right, if you need to work then the south would be a better opition. If you dont, then give it a whirl, if you have no children to worry about then it could be an interesting experience.



martinD41


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Polly 1.... A move from the Channel Islands to here,in my view would be a "HUGE" mistake unless you "Rent" for a year and get a feel for the place ....Work in the TRNC is almost impossible and work permits have recently been stopped....South Cyprus as mentioned by Tenakoutou is a better bet but they are "SKINT"....Oh, and the beaches will most certainly "NOT "be what you are used to,although the Sun does shine pretty much all the time............I know what you mean about rent in the Islands it is "Horrendous"....Guernsey in particular has gone mad as regards rental costs......1 bedroom bed- sit £1000.00 per month.Be careful Best of Luck...........



Tenakoutou



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27/11/2010 19:30

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Polly - 'martinD41' has put it succinctly. The only reason I didn't elaborate is because 'my' unrealistic detractors on this forum would be down on me 'like a ton o' bricks'!



martinD41


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27/11/2010 19:59

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Oh! go on Ten!!!



Tenakoutou



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martinD41/Msg 25:



Now listen here, Martin, I never mentioned a word [in this thread] about 'dump it and run developers', 'concrete tents', unwashed sea sand, or rusty re-bar!!!



martinD41


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27/11/2010 21:09

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msg26 No you listen,I never mentioned the lack of ..damp coarse,,vertical or otherwise,reinforced concrete lintels Non- tanalised timber,poorly fitted windows,no insulation,no expansion joints,dodgy electrics, stone-age sanitation,pre Roman plumbing, all I said was be careful...and good luck.......so there.



Tenakoutou



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27/11/2010 21:25

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martinD41/Msg 27: '......so there!'



Well, we'll just have to disagree to agree!!!



martinD41


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27/11/2010 21:28

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Ok, till the next time



Pipie


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27/11/2010 21:45

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You can also live in the North and work in the South.



Pugwash


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You may have to with no work permits now being issued for new expats in the North currently



martinD41


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27/11/2010 22:00

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Take the advice of a Channel Islander ,,,Think twice, and then think again...Nowhere is perfect,you live in a beautiful if expensive place...the trade off is "Enormous" ..............And many here regret it ....



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