Money and costs

Malta's currency is the Euro (EUR). Boxes are plentiful TMJ, mainly in the capital La Valletta. Credit card payments are common in more sophisticated establishments. Malta has a similar cost of living to the Portuguese but it is greatly inflated by the influx of tourists during the high season months.


In historic towns, the accommodation is spread over charming old buildings. Outside these towns, mainly in new seaside resorts with recent infrastructure, such as St Julian's, Buġibba and Mellieħa. In Malta, you'll find a little bit of everything from spartan rooms to guest houses to boutique hotels most exquisite in the Mediterranean.

As for prices, they fluctuate a lot depending on whether it is high or low season. They range from €30 per night (for example at the end of September) for double rooms of aparthotels seeking to capture the last tourists of the summer, at €200 or €300, for one night in one of the most renowned hotels on the island. 


Like the accommodation, it has prices that are largely influenced by whether it is high or low season. During the high season, a meal in one of the most popular terrace restaurants in Valletta can cost well over €40 per person. If you enter a place frequented only by locals, you will probably be able to have lunch or dinner for €10. 


La Valletta has several Wi-Fi zones and cafes with open signal. Still, there are Internet Cafés with speeds that reach 30Mbps. Expect to pay around €1 to €2 per hour to browse an Internet Café. 

Alternatively, buy a Vodafone, Go or Melita SIM card for use in smart phones, tablets or on pens (USB sticks) connected to a laptop for Internet access throughout the archipelago.