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How much does it cost to get a child to school in North Cyprus?

Updated: 4 weeks ago

At the beginning of the school year, we study how much it costs to buy everything you need for school in stores in Northern Cyprus.

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Before the start of school, Kibris Postasi conducted a study to identify the current cost of necessities for students.

Disappointing conclusion: the standard student package this year has almost doubled in price compared to last year, and today stands at 2,950 liras. A year ago, a similar set cost 1,693 liras.

Thus, a family earning the minimum wage is forced to spend a fifth of their income on school fees.

Pens and pencils will cost an average of 85 liras, a set of 10 notebooks will cost 730 liras, files, glue, paints, and other small items will add an average of another 650 liras, but the most expensive thing you will have to pay for backpacks is from 720 to 1635 liras.


Where can I buy everything for school?

There are no school markets at large stores, but there are specialized stores with stationery and educational literature. We talked in detail about points of sale in this material.

How much does it cost to study in private schools in Northern Cyprus?

The range is quite large; according to the approved tariffs for the 2023-2024 academic year, tuition fees range from 77 thousand to 215 thousand liras. See more details here.

What is the minimum wage in Northern Cyprus?

From July 2023, the minimum wage in Northern Cyprus is TRY 18,103 before all taxes.

If your child is going to attend or is already attending school in Northern Cyprus, we recommend joining the school forum, where you'll find a lot of useful information for parents of students.

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