Everything you need to know about working in the hidden gem of the Mediterranean.
Have you already heard that Malta enjoys 300 days of sunshine? Dull weather is not too common, will rarely last beyond three days in a row, and winter temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius during the day. It’s mostly warm and bright on these Mediterranean islands.
The sparkling, blue sea around the Maltese Islands is certainly one of the highlights. Crystal-clear, warm waters with great visibility keep placing Malta and Gozo among top diving destinations worldwide. Furthermore there are several picturesque coves and beaches with golden sands and azure waters.
A VERSATILE DAILY LIFE
Whether you’re into the theatre and al fresco dining, or all-night raves and music festivals, there’s a healthy dose available. Apart from the entertainment, there are loads of sports and activities such as swimming, climbing, and yoga on the many beaches.
THE COST OF LIVING
Rent apart, as this has shot up in recent years due to the heightened demand, everything else in Malta is quite affordable. You could live comfortably with just €1,000 euro a month if you flat-share. Bus tickets start at €1.50, the average price of a local beer is €1.50 and Malta’s favourite street food, pastizzi, starts at just € 0.30 cents!
EVERYTHING IS WITHIN REACH
The entire archipelago of five islands add up to just 316 square kilometers. Only Malta (246 km²) and Gozo (67 km²) are inhabited. Think of the quality of life when there is so much to do and everything is within reach – can you imagine how easy it is to do so much more in less time?
A MULTILINGUAL POPULATION
Forget trying to learn Maltese – apart from being rather difficult to grasp, you don’t need to! English is also a national language in Malta, while many speak at least one or two other languages among Italian, French, Spanish, and German!
IT’S A CANDIDATE’S MARKET
Most of the people who have moved to Malta were first attracted by the work opportunities, only to discover a great island to live in as a massive perk. I-gaming, corporate services and tourism are big in Malta, and have opened up plenty of opportunities for foreign nationals speaking their native language.
THE HISTORICAL JOURNEY
Sea, sun and fun are certainly an attraction but the Maltese Islands also have a very interesting history, and there are loads of archaeological sites (including three UNESCO World Heritage sites), historic buildings and museums to prove it and tell the story spanning 7,000 years. There’s plenty to explore from prehistory to WWII.