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Posted by isobelallen
on 27 Aug 2018

Hi, my husband and I are thinking of relocating to Malta next year with our 3year old. We don't know where to start: English speaking schools (I heard the Malta lang is difficult to learn), somewhere to live, jobs, cost of living! My husband will be going out next month to do research. Any help would be warmly welcome ?

Kyle de Villiers on 28 Aug 2018 - 09:20

Hi I,

Exciting news! I'm envious as Malta is on my ever-growing list of places to visit.  

There's a guide to Malta on this website which should help orientate you. There are pages on cost of living, accommodation and the like.

So, start on the first page of Expat Arrivals guide on moving to Malta.


isobelallen on 31 Aug 2018 - 11:30

thank you, visit the place - it's beautiful. You only live once!

spikat on 31 Aug 2018 - 08:49


I wouldn't be worried about schools.  In Malta English is spoken throughout and due to the huge influx of international students over the last few years state schools (esp: Sliema, St Julians, Pembroke area) carry out all lessons etc in English. Maltese is then taught in special classes as a foreign language.

Property wise: Sliema area tends to be more expensive, the South is usually least expensive.

Cost of living: I'd say  more or less at par with the British one bar council taxes, hse taxes etc.. free health care, free schools (as long as they are state schools)...

isobelallen on 31 Aug 2018 - 11:35

thank you for the advise, the schools are the biggest worry with a 3 year old! Will look to contact/visit schools next week and look at these areas when my husband goes next you pay council tax and house tax? 


spikat on 1 Sep 2018 - 06:47

No, no council tax nor house tax. 

marcpasc on 5 Sep 2018 - 17:40

Hi, Isobel.

I'm afraid I won't be able to give you any advice, since I'm in the same situation as you are.

Me and my wife, with three children, we also intend to move to Malta, so I started browsing for jobs there.

Did jou find any interesting websites concerning where to find job, schools, residence permit, and so on?

Best wishes,

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