Living in Malta - Relocation Considerations
Malta has more packed into its tiny coastline than many other, larger countries. A combination of package resort and real life museum, Malta remains one of the most pleasurable islands in the English-speaking world. It was only a matter of time before people became tired of merely travelling and instead began living in Malta. If you're interested in this, read the information below that outlines some of the things that will become a reality for you if you're living in Malta.
It's true that vast quantities of the people wanting to live in Malta are retired and so have nothing more than the sun, good food and social events to concern themselves with. Others however, will be looking to work or study in Malta and that's where they might fall into difficulties. Due to the island's small size, suitable jobs carrying decent wages are hard to come by. If you're lucky enough to come from one of the other EU countries, this will be markedly easier than if you don't, when finding legal work is virtually impossible. On the other hand, getting a place studying in Malta is relatively easy, especially if you want to study languages. Malta's education system has a very good reputation and, with all courses taught in English, studying in Malta is a real possibility.
The cost of living in Malta varies depending on the lifestyle you intend to live. Accommodation is predictably expensive in Valletta, Sliema and St Julian's, whereas the south of the island is much cheaper. Renting on a long let (6-12 months) will also save you money and if you're not too fussy about having a sea view, you'll be able to pick up somewhere pretty cheaply. The transport system in Malta is well established and efficient. Most people living on the island feel this is all they need and luckily it's inexpensive enough to be a reality.
Socially, living in Malta is generally relaxed and the pace of life unhurried. The people are friendly and welcoming, although a little more reserved than neighbouring Italy and Greece. The youth of Malta however are setting about changing this, and if you find yourself in the heart of St Julian's, the party capital of Malta, the frenetic nightlife matches that of any Mediterranean resort.