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:

  • $ 79 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1786* (1498 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 102 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 3428* (2870 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 129 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 5459* (4578 €)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Malta VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Malta in 2021 is 14% higher 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
Valletta 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Valletta
Siggiewi 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siggiewi
Zebbug 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zebbug
Sliema 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sliema
Birkirkara 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Birkirkara
Luqa 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Luqa
Gozo 1% 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 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 30)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 24 to $ 72)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.6 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 4.4)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Malta: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Malta costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 82 to $ 97)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 60 to $ 149)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 71 to $ 174)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 95 to $ 224)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 226/night
($ 171 to $ 311)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 96/month
($ 75 to $ 115)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 141/month
($ 83 to $ 247)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 141/month
($ 87 to $ 226)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 124/month
($ 76 to $ 212)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 218/month
($ 140 to $ 341)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Malta: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Malta costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 5)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 12)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.6)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Malta: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Malta is 62% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.4/ticket
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

142% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 7.2
($ 4.8 to $ 18)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 153)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Malta: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Malta is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 9 to $ 18)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 26/hr
($ 18 to $ 30)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Malta: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Malta is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.2/pack
($ 6.6 to $ 7.2)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 89
($ 30 to $ 144)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 24 to $ 102)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Valletta
London → Valletta
London → Valletta
$ 101
(fair price: $ 78)
Manchester → Valletta
Manchester → Valletta
Manchester → Valletta
$ 183
(fair price: $ 133)
Dublin → Valletta
Dublin → Valletta
Dublin → Valletta
$ 175
(fair price: $ 149)
Edinburgh → Valletta
Edinburgh → Valletta
Edinburgh → Valletta
$ 173
(fair price: $ 133)
New York City → Valletta
New York City → Valletta
New York City → Valletta
$ 673
(fair price: $ 554)
Toronto (Ontario) → Valletta
Toronto (Ontario) → Valletta
Toronto (Ontario) → Valletta
$ 789
(fair price: $ 682)


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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Malta updated on 25-07-2021.

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