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Malta Fast Facts

Malta is the smallest country in the European Union
Capital City: Valletta
Size: 316 km² or 122 sq mi
Currency: euro (EUR)
Official languages: English and Maltese are the official languages.

What is it that makes Malta so appealing?
Malta has the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, sandy beaches, a warm and sunny climate, a top-ranked healthcare system, peaceful lifestyle, world-class golf courses and an English-speaking population.

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The weather is great: 300 days of sunshine a year, with mild winters and very hot summers, an average daytime temperature of around 30 C during summer months and 15 C during winter months.

It’s Affordable
Malta is one of the more affordable European options for retirees.
The cost of living isn’t high. Rent for an apartment averages around €850 to €900 per month.

Public transportation system is fairly developed and inexpensive it’s easy to get around all three islands, you wouldn’t need a car, if you’re on a budget. Retirees benefit from special discounts on bus tickets and ferries. Also, there are plenty of ferries. The rest of Europe is a two-hour direct flight from Malta’s International Airport.
Malta offers what it calls a Global Residence Program for non-EU citizens, a unique program that amounts to the best residency deal in Europe.

The Mediterranean Sea offers a multitude of activities. The gorgeous, sparkling, crystal blue sea is perfect for water sports: swimming, snorkeling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking.

History and culture
Few countries in the world can offer visitors as much in terms of history and culture as Malta. It is growing as a tourist destination year after year.
Malta boasts a huge range of amazing historical sites and and architectural treasures. It includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites: City of Valletta, the Megalithic Temples and Hal Safliene Hypogeum.
Then there are Malta’s legendary festivals. Here are some gastronomic festivals: Strawberry Festival, Citrus Festival, Fig Festival, Olive Festival
Malta has a very vibrant bar and nightclub scene.

Top-ranked healthcare system
Despite its tiny size, Malta has been rated as offering some of the best healthcare in the world.

Every year it ranked among the top five in the world by the World Health Organization.
The fact that a growing number of Maltese and EU citizens are taking out private insurance, despite having access to free public care. Many prefer to have some additional insurance coverage because it allows access to a greater range of physicians and services, and because private care usually offers shorter wait times for certain services. Naturally, the cost of such insurance varies, depending on your age, health, and needs.

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