Hot summers and mild winters â€“average temperature 12-15C in winter. Blue sea all year round. Mercifully few grey days to depress the spirits
Good transport links via Luqa airport (BA, Air Malta, Ryanair, etc..). Catamaran link to Sicily (1.5hrs) and cruise ships to Genoa and Salerno. there are regular ferry links (20 mins) between Malta & Gozo, plus a Sea Plane service.
Medical care is of a good standard and there are many excellent doctors on the Maltese islands plus a new state-of-the-art hospital which was recently opened in summer 2007.
Most people speak English which enables you to socialise with Gozitan and Maltese people as well as other ex-pats. It is also very convenient to speak to a doctor who speaks English
Sound IT infrastructure - broadband connectivity via ADSL, Cable and also wideband wireless across the islands. Convenient for Internet connected people who can work remotely while enjoying the mediterranean island life. See also ICT Gozo Malta.
Malta has a stable democracy and is a member of the E.U adopted the euro in 2008.
Lower rates than the U.K. A double taxation treaty ensures that you only pay tax in one country.
HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING
However, a relaxing haven in which to live and work is not the only benefit Malta has to offer. Residents enjoy an exceptional standard of living with an average living cost substantially lower than that of Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Ireland and Cyprus. At the same time, the island's very low crime rate means that Malta is a safe country to live in and is an ideal place to base families if one is engaged in commercial activities within the region. As a business destination Malta has much to offer, and as a home, there can be few places more idyllic.