Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Malta

Moving to Malta

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.

Below you’ll find details on moving to Malta from various parts of the world, details to think about and, maybe most importantly, a complete checklist to walk through the process with. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Malta”

Living in Malta as an Expat: Cost of Living, Safety, Pros & Cons

Living in Malta

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.

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The Best Places to Live in Malta

Best Place to Live 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.

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”

Your Guide to International & Private Schools in Malta

Private Schools 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”

Health Insurance in Malta

Malta Health Insurance

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.

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