Are you thinking of moving to Malta? Everything from the lovely weather to the favorable tax rates make our country a preferred choice for relocation.
Some people make the move to Malta a goal of their carefully orchestrated life plan, to retire within view of the sunny Mediterranean. Others take an offer from their employer and change settings much more quickly.
Either way, there are essential details that will need to be taken care of in order for your relocation to go as smoothly as possible. This is the guide to take the stress out of moving.
Whether you’re thinking about hiring a mover or concerned about residence status for your self-employed spouse a bit of trepidation is understandable. And your perspective on moving to Malta will depend on your current home country.
Saying “yes” to Malta is an easy choice. Thousands of digital nomads and other expats have made the move and are successfully running their own companies or working for Maltese operations here.
But what about the details?
What will it cost to live in Malta? Do you have to worry about crime in one of Europe’s southernmost countries? Does Malta have an expat community? Can you retire to Malta?
Picking up stakes and moving to a new country can be a quick decision but some research can help you feel more connected once you arrive.
We’ll address these questions with special attention paid to the comparative cost of living, best places to live and details of the expat life in Malta. Read on for all you need to know about living in Malta.
At less than 50 kilometers from one end of the main island to the other, Malta seems like a small, easily accessible country. How hard could it be to find a place to live in a country where everything is supposedly a 35-minute drive from everything else?
Well, the usual problem of rush-hour traffic applies even more than normal to Malta’s aging road system. If your commute involves a trip into one of the historic areas with even narrower streets, it could climb above 75 minutes, each way.
Factor in dropping the kids off at school and life in a Mediterranean paradise could easily become a life spent in frustrating traffic.
So, the usual consideration about proximity to work and school definitely applies when it comes time to find a place to live in Malta.
Luckily, there are plenty of options for where to live in Malta spread across the five districts of the main island, plus Gozo.