Malta: Fast Facts

Climate and Weather

With warm summer months and some of the mildest European winters, Malta is perfect to visit any time of year!

Average Temperature: winter 18-19°C | summer 30-35°C

Days of sunshine per year: 300


Cost of Living

Bottle of Water: €1.00

Coffee: €1.20

Sandwich: €2.50

1 Litre of milk: €0.83

Loaf of Bread: €0.85

Entrance to clubs: Free


Shopping Hours

Most shops are open between 09:00 and 19:00, with some closing between 13:00 and 16:00. Shops are usually closed on Sundays and public holidays.


Tipping is customary but not mandatory, with an average tip ranging between 5% and 10%.


Getting Around The Island

In Malta, people drive on the left and public transport is by bus or ferry to and from the mainland.


  • Capital city: Valletta
  • Two official languages: English and Maltese
  • Ferry trip from Malta to Gozo: 20 minutes
  • Population: 433,164
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Average annual number of English language students: 70,000 to 85,000
  • Maltese archipelago: Malta, Gozo & Comino
  • Calling code: +356