Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The population of Cyprus is relatively small, 854,802 people. Large cities include Nicosia (200,452 ppl), Limassol (154,000) and Larnaca (72,000). Having more than 4 million tourist arrivals per year, the island is considered to be the 40th most popular destination in the world.
Cyprus can brag to have one of the fastest growing free market economies in eurozone with promising opportunities for different both domestic and international companies. The island has a business-friendly environment due to its perfect location, educated English-speaking citizens, good information and technology infrastructure and easy company formation ( the procedure for registering a legal entity generally takes only about one week) and convenient tax planning systems.
Franchise companies are rather popular in Cyprus. The majority of them specialize in providing products and services. Food and beverage is apparently the most successful franchise sector on the island, represented by international brands mostly from the USA and Europe. Among the other franchise businesses operating on the island are pest control, entertainment, retail, health and beauty, fitness and home care franchises.
Only one sector on Cyprus which has not yet adopted the E.U. franchising legislation is the property industry.
There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Cyprus presented for review, the choice is yours.
Currency: Euro (EUR, €)
Education Index (2015): 0,786
Official languages: Greek, Turkish
Per capita GDP (PPP): $41,572
Quality-of-life index (0-10): 7,1
Population: 1,17 mln
Total GDP (PPP): $35,970 billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 57
Human Development Index (HDI): 0,869