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Ghandi pjacir and welcome to the expat community in Malta! As part of our worldwide expat community, you can interact and connect with expats in Malta and gain an invaluable insight into real life in the country. Get together, both online and offline, with like-minded expats that have made Malta their home, and learn everything you could need to know about expat life in Malta. You may want to ask the community questions such as "where am I most likely to find work?", "how much is accommodation around the Grand Harbor?", or "is it possible to live in Valletta?". Whatever your questions or concerns, our expat community in Malta is happy to help. They can give you their top tips and tricks to help make your expat life in Malta a complete success. Become a part of our Malta Community and get to know the unique Maltese culture before you touch town on the islands. From the music and theater of Valletta to the museums and galleries of Victoria, our expats know the best ways to enjoy Maltese culture.

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Living in Malta: Your Questions, Answered

If you're a new or soon-to-be expat in Malta, you may have some uncertainties about what life is like on this Mediterranean island nation. To help you get started, we've compiled answers to seven common questions about living in Malta. For more specific questions or to share your own experiences, consider joining InterNations, a community of expats who enjoy helping one another.

1. Is it necessary to speak the local language?
English is one of Malta's official languages, along with Maltese. Most people in Malta speak English, so you should have no problem communicating. However, learning some Maltese phrases can help you better connect with locals and understand the island's unique culture.

2. What are the average rent prices in popular expat locations?

Valletta:

  • Single-room flat: 700–1,000 EUR (780–1,115 USD) per month
  • Three-bedroom flat: 1,200–1,800 EUR (1,335–2,005 USD) per month

Sliema:

  • Single-room flat: 600–900 EUR (670–1,005 USD) per month
  • Three-bedroom flat: 1,100–1,700 EUR (1,225–1,895 USD) per month

St. Julian's:

  • Single-room flat: 650–950 EUR (725–1,060 USD) per month
  • Three-bedroom flat: 1,200–1,900 EUR (1,335–2,120 USD) per month

3. How safe is Malta for expats?
Malta is generally a very safe country for expats. As with any destination, it's important to practice common-sense precautions, such as avoiding poorly lit areas at night, keeping an eye on your belongings, and staying informed about local security updates.

4. How does the healthcare system work in Malta?
Malta has a public healthcare system that provides free healthcare services to residents. Expats who are EU, EEA, or Swiss nationals and hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can access the public healthcare system. Non-EU nationals should have private health insurance to access healthcare in Malta.

5. How can I open a bank account in Malta?
To open a bank account in Malta, you will typically need to provide identification (such as a passport), proof of address (such as a utility bill), and a valid visa or residence permit. Some banks may require additional documentation or an appointment, so it's a good idea to check with the specific bank you plan to use.

6. What is the cost of living in Malta?
The cost of living in Malta varies depending on the location, with larger cities like Valletta being more expensive than smaller towns and rural areas. Housing, food, and transportation are relatively affordable, but imported goods can be more expensive. As an expat, you can expect to live comfortably on a moderate budget.

7. Can I drive with my foreign driver's license in Malta?
Foreigners can drive in Malta using their foreign driver's license for up to 12 months. After that period, you'll need to obtain a Maltese driver's license. This process may require taking a driving test, depending on your nationality and the type of license you hold.

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What is Living in Malta Like for Expats?

Set in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta has a long history and culture that is very unique and interesting. Whether you choose to live in the historic Harbor area, part of the World Heritage Site of Valletta, or the peaceful beach-side community of St. Paul's Bay, the island offers beautiful nature, ancient history, and plenty to do. With a typical Mediterranean climate, Malta has 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and the sun can shine for up to 12 hours a day! Access to the beautiful coastline and beaches on the islands is easy from most locations, and the beach lifestyle is often a big draw for expats planning a life in Malta. With its surrounding sea, Malta is also a popular place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Many working expats move to Malta for the main industries on foreign trade, manufacturing, and tourism. Others choose to retire in Malta, as specific job roles away from tourism and trade are rare to find and the lifestyle is perfect for retirees. The economy is growing, however, and opportunities are increasing for foreign workers on the islands. Malta is also very safe, which is another appeal for expats, with political stability, a low crime-rate, and a democratic government. It has also recently introduced free child care.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Amsterdam or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Friends and Build Your Network in Malta with InterNations!

InterNations is a safe and secure network. Every member of the community has gone through an approval process prior to becoming a part of the network, in order to ensure that the platform remains a safe place where respect, friendliness, truthfulness, as well as being open and welcome to others are care values. As part of this secure network, you can tap into real life events and groups that are taking place in Malta through the InterNations Community. From the Cinema and Theatre Group to the Rugby Nations Group, whatever your interests and hobbies were at home you have the chance to continue you them in Malta, with your new expat friends.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Malta expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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    With the InterNations group on Malta, I found some expat guys to go sailing and snorkeling together.

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    I like tha, among the many expats on Malta, the members of InterNations are really reliable people, who are willing to help you out.

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