Live and work on Malta

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Latest available jobs on Malta

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German Reservations Agent, big car rental – Malta (hybrid)
Malta

Do you speak German, do you live in Malta, and are you looking for an exciting new job in customer care with development opportunities? Read more and apply today.

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English Speaking Sales, Reservations, and Ticketing Officer, Airline – Malta
Malta

Do you speak English fluently, and do you want an exciting job in sunny Malta with sales and ticketing for a famous airline? Then this position might be for you. Contact us and apply today!

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English Speaking Sales and Marketing Manager, airline – Malta
Malta

Do you speak English fluently, and do you want an exciting job in sunny Malta with marketing and sales? Then this position might be for you. Contact us and apply today!

Currency

Malta uses the Euro (€) as its official currency

Famous people

Some notable Maltese people are Ira Losco, Joseph Calleja and Marama Corlett

Population

Malta has a population of ~518,500 thousand people

Typical food

Lampuki pie (fish pie), rabbit stew, kapunata (Maltese ratatouille), amqaret (date cakes), Qaghaq tal-Ghasel (Maltese honey rings)

Avg. working week

Malta has a 40-hour work week, which is about 8 hours daily

Location

Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy), and consists of the islands Malta, Gozo, and Comino.

Languages

The official languages on Malta are Maltese and English

Healthcare

The standards of Maltese healthcare are considered fairly high and most state healthcare services are free.

What you need to know about living and working on Malta

If you’re dreaming of living near beautiful coasts, crystal clear water, charming buildings and lots of life and activity, you will find it in the smallest country in EU: Malta. The small island nation is in rapid development and an attractive location for business founders and young people which creates a fascinating environment of small start-ups with lots of international employees.

The Maltese are open and welcoming people, and it is guaranteed that it will not be long before you feel at home on Malta. If you choose to work on Malta, you can look forward to 300 days of sunshine a year, an exciting work environment and lots of new and fun experiences.

Work on Malta: culture and opportunities

Malta has for many years had a growing economy with plenty of job opportunities. Due to the attractive conditions for businesses, many founders have had great start-up experiences, especially within the iGaming industry. These companies often look for employees who speak a foreign language besides English.

The environment is young and international, and on Malta, experiences of a lifetime await. At Job Squad, we have also chosen to locate our head office on Malta so we know what we are talking about. Feel free to contact us if you want to hear more about the many exciting opportunities on Malta.

How to find housing and jobs on Malta

It is an advantage to research the housing market before you leave. Explore various expat groups and local websites and feel free to make an appointment to see your potential new apartment as soon as you arrive in the country.

When you need to find work on Malta, we recommend that you contact an international recruitment agency. At Job Squad, we have plenty of good experiences finding jobs on Malta for our graduates – and since our own office is also located on Malta, you can also benefit from our in-depth knowledge of the country.

Taxes on Malta

Taxes on Malta depend on your residency status, meaning that if you spend more than 183 days living and working on Malta you’re considered a resident and your obliged to pay taxes there. The tax rates goes from 0% to 35% depending on your income. Expats that are non-residents don’t have to pay taxes on Malta from foreign sources, and they only pay a 15% tax rate for a Maltese income greater than €85.016. You can check HERE for more information.

Why you should live and work on Malta

Fantastic weather, beautiful surroundings and a work environment in rapid development. There are plenty of good arguments for taking the leap and moving to Malta. Feel free to contact us if you want us to help you make the transition easy.

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Life on Malta

Life on Malta is a blend of Mediterranean charm, rich history, and breathtaking beauty. Your eyes will meet turquoise waters, ancient fortresses, and friendly locals, which will create unforgettable moments. Just imagine waking up to the sound of waves and stepping outside to explore the picturesque streets of e.g. Valletta, Malta’s capital city.

The waterfront areas also have a selection of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy drinks and live entertainment. During the summer months, open-air clubs and beach parties are common, offering a unique nightlife experience. Overall, Malta offers a diverse range of nightlife options to suit different tastes and preferences.

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Basic facts about Malta

Malta is an island state located in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 90 km south of Sicily. The country consists of three main islands, Malta, Gozo, and Comino, as well as a number of uninhabited small islands. Malta’s is small in size, but one of the most densely populated countries, with 400,000 residents. Furthermore, Malta is a popular tourist destination, which causes the number of people on the islands to increase considerably during the high season.

Malta became independent in 1964 after being a British colony for 174 years. 10 years later, Malta became a real republic, completely liberated from Britain, and in 2004 the island state became part of the EU. Due to the former colonial status both Maltese and English are official languages on Malta. The capital, Valletta, is one of the world’s smallest capitals and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experience the special atmosphere of Malta

On Malta, there is always something to experience. Valletta in particular is worth exploring – not only because it is one of the world’s smallest capitals, but also because it has a very special history and atmosphere. The city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the modest size means that everything can be reached by foot and that you will find a unique, condensed version of the long history and unique culture that the country offers. The city is also located on a headland, which means that on most sides you are surrounded by water. In the evening you can enjoy the sight of the many boats coming back to the harbour at sunset.

Of course, there is also way more to see besides the capital. For example, you can visit the market in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, which takes place every Sunday morning. In the past, the market was exclusively a fish market, but today you can get everything from fruits and vegetables to clothes and souvenirs. Of course, you can still buy fish, but you have to be quick, because fresh fish is a popular food.

Explore the Maltese cuisine

The culinary traditions of Malta reflect Maltese history, and you will therefore find elements from both Italian and Spanish cuisine, just as it has also been influenced by the British food traditions. The country’s many years of imports from other countries and its location in the middle of important trade routes have opened up the influence of many different places, and the food is very versatile due to this. The traditional dish, stuffed tal-fenek, which is a form of stew with rabbit meat, is often considered to be the national dish of the country.

Where to learn Maltese

Maltese is the official language on Malta, and Italian is also widely spoken in this beautiful country. Maltese is quite an intriguing language and the best way to learn it is by practice since it has specific pronunciations such as the ‘għ’, ‘ż’ and ‘ie’ that may not sound familiar for many Europeans. Click here to find out more about Maltese history.

Still not convinced about Malta?

Living on Malta means embracing a relaxed and friendly lifestyle. You can enjoy walks along the promenades, soak up the sun on the beautiful sandy beaches, and be captivated by the sunsets that paint the sky in hues of gold and pink. Malta’s crystal-clear waters are a true paradise for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. Dive into the underwater world and explore the vibrant coral reefs and shipwrecks along the coasts. Snorkel in the legendary Blue Lagoon, a secluded bay with azure waters that will transport you to a blissful state of relaxation.

Malta offers a wide range of attractions and places to see. Start with the capital city, Valletta, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and panoramic views from the fortified walls. Visit the ancient city of Mdina, also known as the “Silent City,” with its narrow streets and middle age architecture. And don’t miss the beautiful Blue Grotto, a series of sea caves renowned for their crystal-clear waters and vibrant blue hues. Additionally, the island Gozo, with its picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and historic sites, is worth a visit.

Malta also has a vibrant nightlife scene, particularly in the popular tourist areas such as Paceville in St. Julian’s and the waterfront areas of Sliema and Bugibba. Paceville is known for its numerous bars, clubs, and late-night venues, offering a lively atmosphere and a variety of music genres. Maltese festivals are a spectacle of colour and tradition. So join in on the lively celebrations of the Malta International Fireworks Festival, where the night sky illuminates with breathtaking pyrotechnic displays. Or experience the vibrant carnival parades, where costumes, music, and dancing fill the streets with an electric atmosphere.

You can indulge in traditional dishes like pastizzi, flaky pastries filled with ricotta or peas, or devour a plate of freshly caught fish, grilled to perfection. And don’t forget a glass of kinnie, a refreshing herbal drink beloved by the locals.

FAQ

No, if you are an EU or EEA citizen you do not need a work permit to work on Malta. If you stay for longer than three months it is mandatory to register your residence. You can read more about it here.

The cost of living on Malta can vary depending on various factors, such as location, accommodation type, lifestyle choices, and personal preferences. Generally, Malta is considered to have a moderate cost of living compared to some other European countries. Rental prices can be relatively high, especially in popular areas and tourist destinations. However, groceries, transportation, and dining out can be affordable, especially if you opt for local markets and eateries. It’s important to note that living costs can vary, and it’s advisable to research and plan according to your specific needs and budget.

Malta enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summers on Malta (June to September) are generally hot and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). It’s a popular time for beach activities and outdoor pursuits. Winters (December to February) are mild and relatively wet, with temperatures averaging around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). Spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures, ranging from 18°C to 25°C (64°F to 77°F), making them ideal for exploring the islands. Overall, Malta has a mild and enjoyable climate, with plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

Malta has a well-developed public transport system that consists of buses as the main mode of transportation. The public buses cover most areas of the islands, including major towns, tourist destinations, and residential areas. The bus routes are operated by the public transport company, and you can purchase tickets directly from the driver. The buses are relatively affordable, and the frequency of service varies depending on the route and time of day.

Malta has an excellent healthcare system, where most state healthcare services are free of charge. You can read more about it here.

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