Alcohol and cigarettes are cheap too. EFES, the local beer, can be purchased for around 50p per bottle, and a good quality bottle of wine for as little as £2.50. You can also buy a locally produced brandy at an extremely low £1.20 per bottle. If you fancy dining out at any one of the numerous restaurants in North Cyprus, then expect to only pay between £10 - £20 per head for a 3-course meal, including a round of drinks.
With over 300 days of sunshine, many properties in North Cyprus take advantage of solar energy. Solar panels provide a free source of electricity that can be directly fed into a property's mains system. This insures that electricity costs are kept extremely low, even during the winter. Two-hundred pounds will quite adequately cover the cost of all your utility bills for a whole year.