What you need to know about living and working in Malta
Beautiful coasts, charming buildings and lots of life and activity – you will find it in the EU’s smallest country, namely on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The small island nation is in rapid development and an attractive location for business founders, and therefore you will find a fascinating environment of small start-ups with lots of international employees.
The Maltese are an open and welcoming people, and it is guaranteed that it will not be long before you feel at home in Malta. If you choose to work in Malta, you can look forward to 300 days of sunshine a year, an exciting work environment and lots of new experiences.
Malta: The basic facts
Malta is an island state located in the Mediterranean approx. 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 area is about the same as Bornholm’s, but the population is 400,000 – that makes Malta one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Add to that the fact that Malta is a popular holiday destination, which causes the number of people on the islands to increase considerably during the high season.
Malta became independent in 1964 after being under British rule as a 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. Pga. the former colonial status is both Maltese and English official language in Malta. The capital, Valletta, is one of the world’s smallest capitals and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Experience the special atmosphere of Paradise Island
In Malta, there is always something to indulge in. Valletta in particular is worth experiencing – not only because it is one of the world’s smallest capitals, but also because it has a very special history and atmosphere. It is not for nothing that the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The modest size means that everything can be reached on 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 therefore enjoy the sight of the many boats coming back to the harbor at sunset.
Of course, there is also something else to see than 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 eat.
Explore the Maltese cuisine
The culinary traditions of Malta reflect the Maltese history, and you will therefore find elements from both Italian and Spanish cuisine, just as it has later 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 therefore very versatile. 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.
This is how it is to work in Malta
Malta has for many years had a growing economy with plenty of job opportunities. Pga. The attractive conditions for business founders have landed rich in start-ups that are particularly concerned with gaming and gaming. Here, companies often look for employees who speak a language other than English – and you may also be lucky to find Danish companies.
The environment is young and international, and in Malta, experiences for life await you. At Job Squad, we have also chosen to locate our head office in 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 in Malta.
If you to know more about the livingcost in Malta, look at our article for more information.
How to find housing and jobs in 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 in Malta, we recommend that you contact an international recruitment agency. At Job Squad, we have many good experiences of finding jobs in Malta for our graduates – and since our own office is also located in Malta, you can also benefit from our in-depth knowledge of the country.
Taxes in Malta
Taxes in Malta depends of your residency level, if you spend more than 183 days living and working in Malta you’re considerend a resident and have to pay at a tax rate that goes from 0% to 35% depending on your income. For expats that are non-residents, they don’t have to pay taxes in Malta from foreign sources and only a 15% as tax rate for a maltese income higher than €85.016. You can check HERE for more information.
Where to learn Maltese
Maltese is the official language in Malta, and also Italian is 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 like such as the ‘għ’, ‘ż’ and ‘ie’ that may not sound familiar for many european. This is a guide to find more about Maletese and their history.
That is why you must live and work in Malta
Fantastic weather, beautiful surroundings and a working environment in rapid development. There are plenty of good arguments for moving the tent poles up and finding work in Malta. Feel free to contact us if we need to help you on your way to your new adventure.