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.
Some of these are better suited to English-speaking expats in Malta or to those with a family. Below you’ll find an all-inclusive guide to answering the “where should I live in Malta?” question. Continue reading “The Best Places to Live in Malta”
Malta’s history as a magnet for expats goes back at least two hundred years so it’s no surprise that there are many private schools in Malta geared to this community.
The island’s history with Catholic orders goes back even further so several of these schools are parochial in nature. Or at least maintain a Catholic-sounding name.
In general, the school curriculum in Malta is based on standards leftover from the country’s association with Britain.
While English is one of the official languages in Malta, it often comes second to Maltese in terms of the language of choice for instruction in Maltese public schools.
If you’re looking at private schools in Malta, this guide will help you pick the best one for your child. We focus on the top English-speaking schools, including kindergarten options and ones that offer international diplomas. Continue reading “Your Guide to International & Private Schools in Malta”
Malta’s healthcare system is one of the country’s main selling features. In fact, some world rankings have put it as high as 5th globally.
That level of excellence comes at a cost. Citizens and most residents have access to free health insurance in Malta that is supported by social security contributions made by employees and employers.
For things that aren’t covered, there are private health insurance options in Malta. Buying one of these policies is also a smart move for expats.
Below is an outline of how the system works, what’s covered and estimates for the cost of one of Malta’s health insurance options.
Continue reading “Health Insurance in Malta”