Situated south of Italy, lies a small yet surprising Island that boasts a welcoming climate and a strong and stable economy. I have been living in Malta on and off for the past 5 years. My experiences on this little slab of paradise have been unforgettable and why I keep coming back.
I grew up in the South of Wales; a lush, green, wet-sheep ridden country, extremely different culturally and geologically from Malta. If you are in mind set where you need a change of scenery, a fresh start or a new challenge, then Malta is a country I would consider relocating.
5 best reasons to live in Malta
1. Almost everyone speaks English
The first obstacle that you may be worried about is the language barrier, however, it is not a concern. Malta’s official languages are English and Maltese, almost everyone speaks English.
2. Low cost of living
Malta is part of the European Union, which has led to improvements in infrastructure and opened new doors for foreign investment. This coupled with corporate tax incentives, the lowest personal tax rates in the European Union and the low cost of living makes Malta a desirable relocation.
3. New relationships
You can form new relationships and venture out of your comfort zone. Be prepared to make an effort to integrate, then you can truly experience all Malta has to offer. Befriend locals and learn all the hidden spots, like the best beaches and restaurants. Doesn’t going for a swim the sea after work sound nice?
It provides a truly multicultural experience. There is an abundance of expats on the Island, just to name a few, there are English, Canadian, Scottish, Irish, German, Swiss, Swedes and even WELSH people have found themselves wandering the rocky shores. I have found consolation and happiness in a local pub called the Dubliner, for me it is a relaxing place overlooking the sea that always has a cheerful group of foreigners drinking, no matter the time of day.
Malta has 300 days of sunshine a year, a Mediterranean climate and tranquil warm seas.
Delving into this new life and culture was more daunting than I first anticipated. However, it was worth it and I wouldn’t change a thing. It has been an amazing experience, plus it is a nice change from the Welsh rain.
If Malta sounds like a place you want to be, check out our current job opportunities at our Malta office.
This post was written by Matthew Goodlad, Intern at Red Executive.