Moving to Malta with children

[ 5 ] 21/08/2014 |

boy sun tree paintingHello all,

I have found the maltamum blog because I am interested to move to Malta, if I will be alone, that is no problem, but I am a father, 8 years old son and 2 years old daughter.

To be honest I don’t know what to expect, i am not afraid, i travel a lot with my son, but living is a different story.

I would like to kindly ask you for some advice:

  1. What city would you prefer for family living?
  2. What are the expenses- renting a flat, health insurance and doctor, estimate grocery costs
  3. Kindergarten and School – payment and what kind of school should we choose, state, private?
  4. Average salary or how easy is it to set up freelancing license?
  5. How do you enjoy living in Malta, what you like the most?
Thank you a lot.

All the best to your families.Miro H.

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  1. Maria Zahra says:

    I would choose a seaside village. Marsascala is a good option. Rent is on the cheaper side. I think you could find something good for 450eur. There s a family park, a swimming pool, the sea, and a small animal park ans lots of restaurants. State schools are good, if you opt for private they are quite expensive. You cha check san Anton or san Andrea school, and check their rates. .

  2. António Gonçalves says:

    I live in Mellieha (north of Malta) and IMHO, it's a very nice place to raise a family. The Mellieha's primary government school it's very good, there are plenty of places to take the kids out, very closed to the beach, and after the summer, the prices of the apartments, decrease a bit. You can rent a nice 2-3 beds apartment with sea views from 400-600 euros per month.
    It's hard to specify a budget for the expenses, that will vary from family to family. If you pay for your social contributions, you'll get free estate health care assistance, hospital. health centers, GPs…
    If you can afford, you can go for private education, but to be honest, the government schools, are very good, they teach both Maltese and English and the school will vary depending on which area you'll be living. If you're a working parent, you'll get free nursery from toddlers up to when they are 3 years of age. Then, form the 3 years on, you'll get free Kindergarten.
    Not sure about the freelancing license, maybe you should contact the tax office or the inland revenue for further details.
    There are few reasons I enjoy living in Malta: The weather of course, the friendliness of the locals, you feel safe here to raise your kids, the criminality it's almost nil (0) and the cost of living that I reckon it's lower than most of the European countries.

    Hope it helps and best of luck!


  3. Miro says:

    Hello All,
    i would like to thank for so many helpful advices, It looks like we are planing to move to Malta in March.
    All the Best Miro

  4. liza says:

    All the best Miro and welcome -soon- to Malta. Feel free to follow us on Facebook and keep up to date with what’s happening in Malta for parents and kids.

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