Why work in Malta?
7000 years of history
The Maltese archipelago is situated in the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 km from Sicily and 290 km from North Africa. The three main islands consist of Malta (390 sq km) Gozo (65 sq km) and Comino (2.5 sq km). They are one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean dating back to circa 5000 years B.C. The population is around 400,000 and is homogeneous with its own identity and language. The official languages are Maltese and English with most of the people also fluent in Italian.
In Malta, you can explore 7000 years of history yet live passionately in the present – there is an astonishing array of things to discover. Wherever you go, the Islands' scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop.
What makes the Maltese Islands unique is that so much of their past is visible today. You can delve into the Islands' mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St Paul or see where the Knights of St John defended Christendom.
Malta’s climate is typical of the Mediterranean: sunny with a daily average of five to six hours of sunshine in mid-Winter to more than 12 hours in summer at temperatures averaging between 30-35 degrees on typical summer’s day and reaching 40-45 degrees in severe heat waves which are not a rarity for Malta - SUNBLOCK IS THEREFORE A NECCESSITY!
Winters are mild but can be damp and rainy, with the occasional short chilly period brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe. Average temperatures in February range from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius, and the monthly average rainfall is 62 mm. For the latest forecasts visit Maltaweather.com.
Good quality of life
Having joined the EU, Malta has taken full advantage of opportunities available for advancement in commercial standards, business and quality of life.
Living standards in Malta are good and compare well with those of continental Europe.
Indices for Malta are exceptionally high in terms of its cost of living, the environment, freedom, health, safety and climate. Annual living costs in Malta are substantially lower than most of the developed European Countries.
Safety and security are outstanding. Children can play outside in absolute safety, and all areas are safe to walk or drive around at night.