Malta: One of the World’s Best Retirement Destinations

Malta has been titled one of the top five places in the world to retire in 2016 by International Living; a company that has been helping people to retire overseas for over 30 years. 

The island’s warm climate, low cost of living, and National Health Service were listed as major attractions for people looking to retire abroad, leading to Malta being rated one of the top retirement destinations by International Living magazine’s Annual Global Retirement Index following countries including Panama, Ecuador, Spain and Portugal. International Living had also voted for Malta as the “Best Climate on Earth” in 2011.

International Living magazine wrote: “Among the smallest and most densely-populated countries in the world, Malta covers just 120 sq-miles and boasts a population of 400,000.”

“With English the first language for many on this southern European island, Brits flock here. More than 5,000 UK citizens live in Malta, located just a three-hour flight from London.”

The magazine added that Malta holds a wide appeal as a retirement destination, with the country boasting a first-rate healthcare system that is free to all citizens and British residents under a reciprocal healthcare provision with the UK.

Perfectly located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese Islands are great to explore; with their stunning picturesque views, great attractions, festivals and events, and historical buildings, sites and museums featuring some of the oldest man-made ruins in the world. Apart from Malta’s own Islands, the beautiful Islands of Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia are also close by.

Malta is an independent republic and has been a member of the EU since 2004. In addition to the praised healthcare standards and relatively low cost of living, Malta also has very low crime levels and is one of the safest places in Europe.

If you’re looking to purchase or rent a property and retire in Malta or Gozo, contact 77 Great Estates today, and our agents can assist you towards finding the perfect place that suits all your needs and preferences.


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