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Why Relocate to Malta?

28th March, 2024
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Expats in Malta

If you are considering relocating to Malta to take up residency on the islands, we look forward to welcoming you.  As always, the decision to relocate an entire family can be a difficult one to make but it often leads to not only a better life but also potential financial savings and a brand new lifestyle. With all that Malta and Gozo have to offer, we are convinced that you will not need too much convincing!

We are there to assist you even before you arrive

Whether you are considering moving to Malta because of work reasons, to open up a company, as an expatriate, for tax benefits, to retire to Malta or simply because you like the island, rest assured that we can be of tremendous help. Through our experience in the property sales and letting business we deal with all kinds of clients and scenarios. We fully understand that this could be the most important decision of your life and that the move to a completely new country needs proper guidance and assistance. Want to know a little bit more before you decide? Read more about living and buying a property in Malta here.

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Advantage 1: Malta’s glorious year-round weather

Malta is one of the sunniest countries in Europe with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Malta offers its residents an enviable outdoor lifestyle throughout the year experiencing mild yet wet winters and hot, dry summers. This makes Malta an appealing choice for anyone who yearns for a sun-kissed lifestyle.

Advantage 2: Malta is part of the EU

As a member of the European Union, Malta offers many advantages to its residents. Expats automatically  gain access to the EU’s single market which allows the free movement of goods, services, capital and people and this opens up new doors for business, education and of course, hassle-free travel within the Schengen Area. It also allows residents to take advantage of EU-wide healthcare and social security benefits.

Advantage 3: Malta’s property investment arena

The real estate market in Malta has experienced significant growth the past couple of years offering residents attractive investment opportunities. In addition, the Maltese government is actively encouraging foreign investment and has implemented property-friendly policies and incentives. A myriad of property types and styles are available in all locations which will suit any budget and the country’s thriving tourism industry has seen the demand for rental properties go through the roof. This opens up substantial opportunities for EU and Non-EU citizens to make the most of potential income streams through investing in Malta property. The average return on real estate in Malta is between 4-6%, making it an attractive option for investors from all over the world.

Advantage 4: A safe place to live

Malta is one of the safest places in the world to live and extremely low on the index for the likelihood of natural disasters to occur. Violent crime is unheard of and one can safely walk down any street, even at night without any fear, there is no threat of any terror attacks and there are no unusual safety concerns in general.

Advantage 5: More bang for your buck

Malta offers a high quality of life and has a low cost of living when compared to some other parts of the EU. Simply put, in Malta your money goes so much further.

Advantage 6: Healthcare par excellence

Malta’s healthcare system is one of the most respected in the world. With public and private healthcare facilities plus many hospitals and clinics available all over the islands, you are in good hands when it comes to any health concerns. It is also well-known that medication in Malta is a lot more affordable and annual private health insurance premiums are a fraction of that available in many other countries.

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As a foreign national, buy hassle-free in Special Designated Areas

There are no restrictions when buying a property in one of Malta’s Special Designated Areas. Properties located here can be rented out immediately and investors can buy as many properties as they like in SDAs without the need for any additional permits or approval.

Did you know? Maltese Citizenship and one of the many residency programmes can be the perfect option for you!

For those who are considering moving to Malta, there are many tailor-made options available for residency, all of which can be investigate at Many of Malta’s residency programmes offer extremely attractive tax benefits and the simplicity of the entire application process and minimum stay requirements make it very appealing to in fact anyone who is looking for a permanent or second home.

What’s more is that real estate investment locally can also lead to getting Maltese citizenship as part of the criteria under what is formally known as the Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment. Read more about it by going to

An overview of the types of properties available

In terms of choice of properties, our database includes the largest selection that Malta and Gozo have on offer, whether it is for sale or rent. Maybe you are looking for something grand and luxurious such as a villa in Santa Maria Estate, a Sliema seafront penthouse, a high profile apartment in Tigne Point, Sliema, Portomaso or St Julian’s… you will be spoilt for choice! If a standard property is what you prefer such as an apartment, maisonette or penthouse in central Malta or something more traditional such as a house of character in Rabat or a townhouse in Naxxar or even a property on Gozo, you need to look no further! Search for available properties here.

But where to start?

We recommend that you have a look at our website and familiarise yourself with what Malta and Gozo have to offer in terms of properties. Once you have seen something you like or if you simply want more information on anything property related, give us a call or complete the contact form on our website. We will then get in touch with you at your earliest convenience: normally within one working day. We will get the ball rolling and assist you in getting a better understanding of Malta’s buying procedures applicable to real estate.

Let us plan your trip to the islands

If you are planning a trip to the islands for an on-site inspection of the properties on your shortlist, don’t forget that we can also arrange your accommodation here in Malta or on Gozo for the duration of your stay. We will organise your inspection visits to your choice of properties by contacting the owners and we will personally take you to see all of them. In terms of financing, we can also guide you when it comes to dealing with Malta’s major banks who offer home loan packages ideally suited to the needs of foreign nationals.

But wait, there’s more!

Through our Property Management and Home Interiors Consultancy Services we can help you post-purchase. If you are planning to renovate, upgrade or decorate and furnish your new home, we can manage the entire process in your absence. Our legal and financial experts will also help you when it comes to your tax and financial requirements, offering you the best options to benefit from Malta’s excellent residency schemes and other incentives.

Our aim is to provide you with a fully comprehensive relocation and residency solution. We are there to provide you with the best tailor-made solutions in order to relocate to Malta effortlessly, whether for business or for pleasure or whether you are an individual or an entire company.

The last word

Malta’s magnetic charm has captivated countless world citizens seeking a change of pace and a more alluring lifestyle and with its attractive residency options, favourable weather and EU status. Excellent property investment opportunities in Malta further underscore why the country has emerged as a preferred destination to relocate to from abroad.

Frank Salt Real Estate has been at the forefront of Malta real estate for more than 55 years, assisting many thousands of expats over the years in relocating successfully to the islands. Whether you are coming for an inspection visit or want to buy property in Malta or Gozo, no-one is better connected, better informed or better qualified to answer any questions you may have. If you are ready for change, fill in the form below and we will contact you soonest!

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