Travel budget and cost of living in Malta how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1678* (1414 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 102 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3487* (2926 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 5661* (4746 €)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Malta VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Malta in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Malta in 2019 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
Sliema 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sliema
Luqa 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Luqa
Valletta 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Valletta
Zurrieq 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zurrieq
Mosta 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mosta
Siggiewi 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Siggiewi
Gozo 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gozo

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Local prices in Malta by expense type

Restaurant budget in Malta

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Malta costs 9% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 24)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 24 to $ 42)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 7.8 to $ 10.4)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Malta

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Malta costs 25% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 81 to $ 97)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 57 to $ 174)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 70 to $ 169)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 96 to $ 234)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 229/night
($ 174 to $ 317)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 93/month
($ 72 to $ 112)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 127/month
($ 71 to $ 243)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 143/month
($ 85 to $ 231)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 130/month
($ 75 to $ 238)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 201/month
($ 113 to $ 364)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Malta

On average, the price of supermarket food in Malta costs 25% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.8/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 17)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8/kg
($ 6 to $ 9.6)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 20)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Malta

On average, the price of transport in Malta is 60% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 32 to $ 33)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.5/km
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

108% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 12
($ 5.4 to $ 18)

245% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 153)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Malta

On average, the cost of housing in Malta costs 8% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 96/month
($ 60 to $ 120)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

167% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 39/month
($ 30 to $ 48)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 998/month
($ 717 to $ 1195)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 766/month
($ 538 to $ 956)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1743/month
($ 1076 to $ 2390)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1247/month
($ 837 to $ 1793)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 58/month
($ 36 to $ 72)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 416/month
($ 299 to $ 598)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8411/yr
($ 4780 to $ 10754)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Malta

On average, budget for leisure activities in Malta costs 5% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 8.4 to $ 30)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Malta

On average, shopping budget in Malta is 21% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.8/pack
($ 6.6 to $ 7.2)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 88
($ 48 to $ 120)

86% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 27 to $ 72)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 66 to $ 120)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 98
($ 66 to $ 180)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Valletta
Manchester → Valletta
Manchester → Valletta
$ 207
(fair price: $ 164)
Edinburgh → Valletta
Edinburgh → Valletta
Edinburgh → Valletta
$ 232
(fair price: $ 190)
New York City → Valletta
New York City → Valletta
New York City → Valletta
$ 808
(fair price: $ 676)
Dublin → Valletta
Dublin → Valletta
Dublin → Valletta
$ 207
(fair price: $ 173)
Toronto (Ontario) → Valletta
Toronto (Ontario) → Valletta
Toronto (Ontario) → Valletta
$ 918
(fair price: $ 805)
London → Valletta
London → Valletta
London → Valletta
$ 158
(fair price: $ 132)
Los Angeles → Valletta
Los Angeles  → Valletta
Los Angeles  → Valletta
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 886)
Montreal → Valletta
Montreal → Valletta
Montreal → Valletta
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 868)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Malta updated on 19-05-2019.

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