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Relocation to Malta /
Working in Malta
below you can find all you need to know about moving and working in Malta.
Malta is a small collection of islands situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and consists of the sunny islands of Malta, Gozo, Comino and the uninhabited islands Filfla, Cominotto and St. Pauls Island. The British occupied the Maltese islands for almost 200 years and as a consequence, English is one of the two official languages, besides Maltese with Italian and French widely spoken too. The island of Malta is the main island of the archipelago and is a charming, attractive and relaxed place. It has an intriguing and fascinating past with a rich and varied cultural and architectural heritage. The island is characterised by an exceptional landscape of rugged coastlines and beautiful bays. In the capital Valletta, you can find many wonderful cultural buildings with centuries-old history oozing from the walls. Alternatively, you can opt for one of the small beaches in the bays of Malta or for the beautiful white beaches of the neighbouring island Gozo.
to Malta for work certainly has many advantages, as it is an English speaking
country that is quickly developing from a technological perspective, mainly with
the arrival of a lrage number of igaming companies. It also has a thriving
financial services and banking industry helping to create a thriving job market
with a wide variety of opportunities. It has a large number of tourists visiting
yearly helping to create a couldron of different people and cultures, all mixed
onto the one island. Along with breathtaking scenery, Mediterranean climates
(meaning 300 days of sunshine every year) and the numerous industries to work
in, living in Malta has an enviable Meditteranean lifestyle that is almost
overall is one of the best worldwide destinations for working and living abroad,
with studies showing that job satisfaction overall is a lot higher than other
countries and the residents are much happier with general career prospects,
social lives and working lives. Along with the additional bonus of being a tax
friendly country (as you will read further down), the beaches and pace of life
make for more of the many of reasons to pack up and move there.
history is something also not to be missed. With a long colourful and
interesting story which dates back to the very start of civilisation. Malta
joined the EU in May of 2004 opening up many
economic opportunities to continues its commercial growth in Europe.
Where to work?
As mentioned Malta is a new and upcoming
hotspot for all gaming, financial and highly demanded skills which include IT,
online marketing, web design and development etc.
Possessing any of these type of online orientated skills will greatly increase your chances of finding a
job straight away after your move. There are all types and levels of role from
junior and entry levels jobs through to senior
management jobs and also middle management types. Many international
companies operate throughout Malta which are also similar in management style to those of
the UK with a ddition of a legal system that is very similar so employment
rights and contracts are very similar.
Searching and applying for
jobs in Malta is pretty simple process with many avenues to take. Along with all
the big companies there are plenty of other options within local shops, bars and
restaurants which make up the main heart of the city centre. With many of
Malta’s residence being from abroad, English has become a common language spoken
throughout the country, this means that many employers do not require bilingual
candidates (opening many more opportunities if you are only fluent in English).
Relocating to Malta can seem like a daunting task, however, there are many
different options available for you. Whether you are wanting to rent somewhere
small or buy your own home there are many of little towns around, however it all
falls down to your own personal preference and working location as to where you
may end up living. The big built up cities such as Sliema, St. Julians and
Valletta have all the amenities on your doorstep that you could possibly need,
with the hustle and bustle that comes along with city living. If you would
prefer a quieter neighbourhood then some of the smaller villages along the
outskirts on the main action then you will still find local shops and a small
number of quiet bars and restaurants to enjoy the evening sunshine after a busy
the larger companies also offer help when it comes to relocating, by offering
different relocation packages and some covering the cost of your one way
and working in Malta
average working week in Malta is 40 hours, with 48 hours being the legal maximum
where additional eight hours must be paid by overtime compensation. Similar
office working hours follow as in the UK with many public sector offices
following 'summer hours' during the summer. However these summer hours generally
don't apply to the international companies. Legally you will be entitled to around 25 days of annual
leave in most companies, plus the extra bonus of public holidays. With Malta
having 14 public holidays throughout the year then you may find yourself
benefitting from the extra time off to soak up the Maltese sunshine.
comparison to many other European countries, Malta salaries are lower but this
is generally offset by lower tax and a much lower cost of living so although
your gross figure looks lower the amount you have left over after for basic
essentials tends to be higher. Salaries can vary drastically for more specialised jobs and the obvious manager
positions. There is a huge variety of both maltese locals and foreigners living
within Malta but both still earning similar salaries. Malta still remains as an
affordable place to live in but still, if you
are looking for that dream job abroad then you shouldn't just be in it for the
money. Malta may be the perfect location for you for that positive change
An employed individual is liable to a social security contribution of 10%, but up to a maximum of
E42.57, of his/her basic weekly wage
Laws state that work permits are required for all non EU workers and these can be
gained through application forms, along with a copy of the individuals passport.
Permits are generally issued within a few days of application and stay valid for
a one year period. If you are an EU citizen then you are automatically granted
a working permit.
tax system in Malta
are a resident of Malta then you are subject to following set revenue tax bands.
These rates change and are subject to review following the government budget.
The tax system is greatly beneficial for investors looking for a safe and stable
business environment and any entrepreneurs or wealth individuals looking to
move. Maltese residents pay personal income taxes on their income (rates from 0%
to 35%). Looking like nothing great at a glance, if you investigate further you
will discover how there is a special something that Malta holds, especially if
you are a foreigner. Simply put, foreigners can claim a beneficial tax treatment
just by becoming a resident of Malta. Once you qualify for any of the special
residence schemes foreigners are then eligible to only two different table types
First off, the main type of income tax is sourced from
Maltese capital gains. for any individual of Malta you face personal income tax
when working as an employee.
The table below applies to single residents of Malta
Taxable income (E)
|0 to 8,500
The table below applies to single NON residents of Malta
Taxable income (E)
|0 to 700
|701 to 3,100
How do I
get to Malta?
situated just under 3 hours away from the UK which makes for quick and easy
flights back and forth and many other connections to european countries being
just a couple of hours flights. Being in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea,
Malta is surrounded by the Italian island of Sicily and Gibraltar to name a few.
Air Malta is the national airline for the country and has frequent flights to
all major European, North African and the Middle Eastern airports.
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