CYPRUS RANKS AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP-TIER COUNTRIES WITH “VERY HIGH HUMAN DEVELOPMENT” ON THE UNITED NATIONS’ 2013 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX.
AT #31 ON THE UN’S HDI, CYPRUS RANKS A MERE 5 POINTS BEHIND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Cyprus boasts visa-free travel arrangements with such sought-after destinations as Japan, Monaco, and Vatican City. Gaining Cypriot citizenship opens the door to visa-free travel to 151 countries, and this door opens quickly.

The Cypriot government incentivizes foreign investment in developing innovative technologies or creating scientific research centers, as well as direct investment in entrepreneurial activities. However, it is possible to utilize a mix of investment options to acquire economic citizenship, which bestows on investors all the benefits that a citizen of Cyprus enjoys.

Located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and being the European Union’s southernmost member, Cyprus is widely viewed as having a strategic post that will help Europe diversify its energy mix. Bolstered by recent discoveries in the Levant Basin, Cyprus has aspirations to become a regional hub in the Eastern Mediterranean for the export of liquefied natural gas.

The official languages of the Republic of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish, but English is also widely used in business, trade and government.