Travel budget in Malta

Malta: calculate your travel budget

Malta: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Malta for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1788* (1694 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 3398* (3206 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 65 per person
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 5208* (4914 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Malta in 2024

Cost of living: Malta VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Malta in 2024 is 10% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Malta by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Malta compared to the national average.

Cities /Malta View Details
San Lawrenz 27% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Lawrenz
Sannat 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sannat
Mgarr 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mgarr
Valletta 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Valletta
Zebbug 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zebbug
Luqa 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Luqa
Gozo 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gozo

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Local prices in Malta by expense type

Malta: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Malta costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 11 to $ 32)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 38/person
($ 25 to $ 64)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 8.5 to $ 11)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.7 for 500ml
($ 2.1 to $ 5.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Malta: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Malta costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 75 to $ 176)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 49 to $ 287)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 50 to $ 362)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 64 to $ 466)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 289
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 228/night
($ 118 to $ 429)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 498
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 111/month
($ 66 to $ 218)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 165/month
($ 62 to $ 600)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 137/month
($ 57 to $ 535)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 186
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 115/month
($ 62 to $ 234)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 221
Family room
Family room
$ 206/month
($ 83 to $ 575)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Malta: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Malta costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 4.5)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.4/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 11)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.8)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Malta: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Malta is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.1/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.1/km
($ 1.1 to $ 5.3)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.5)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.3
($ 4.2 to $ 16)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 54/24hrs
($ 7.4 to $ 1598)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 31

Malta: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Malta costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10/ticket
($ 8.5 to $ 16)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 11 to $ 32)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Malta: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Malta is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6/pack
($ 5.8 to $ 6.5)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 92
($ 27 to $ 145)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 22 to $ 75)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Valletta
London → Valletta
London → Valletta
$ 130
(fair price: $ 106)
Manchester → Valletta
Manchester → Valletta
Manchester → Valletta
$ 181
(fair price: $ 145)
Edinburgh → Valletta
Edinburgh → Valletta
Edinburgh → Valletta
$ 189
(fair price: $ 158)
Dublin → Valletta
Dublin → Valletta
Dublin → Valletta
$ 172
(fair price: $ 141)
New York City → Valletta
New York City → Valletta
New York City → Valletta
$ 720
(fair price: $ 578)
Toronto → Valletta
Toronto → Valletta
Toronto → Valletta
$ 770
(fair price: $ 665)

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About the information on the cost of living in Malta

The information about the cost of living in Malta shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Malta updated on 12-04-2024.

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