Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Do You Know Why Malta Is the Best Place to Work Abroad

Before taking the decision to move in a new country, many expats tend to carefully check the pay scales, career prospects and the work culture of that place.

Nations that are rated as good places to work in generally attract a higher number of professionals with global degrees and work experience. According to the survey from InterNations, Malta ranked first in overall job satisfaction out of 64 countries. Malta has therefore seen a significant inflow of professional immigrants in the last 5 years or so. The most popular jobs for expats include IT, financial jobs and the gaming sector, followed by the hospitality and tourism sector. Several professionals, who hadn’t even heard about this small island in the past, are now seriously thinking about moving to Malta. Below are some of the reasons why.

Career Opportunities

Malta may be the EU’s smallest state, but there's no shortage of reasons to visit. Malta is much more than a vacation destination, when it comes to job options only countries like the US and the UK ranked higher than Malta in the survey. Various industries are flourishing on the islands, from financial services to gaming, thus creating jobs for talented individuals from all over the world.

People Will Look Out for You

The atmosphere in Maltese companies is often very warm and welcoming. Due to the islands’ tiny size everyone is on a first-name basis, and you will never be stranded, alone, or wanting for company. It's really one rock full of love. However, in case you don’t like the job or simply happen to find a better opportunity, your decision to leave the company may be taken more personally than elsewhere.

English-Speaking Region

Working abroad can be difficult for expats who feel nervous about living in unfamiliar surroundings for an extended period of time. For expats who might not be comfortable in a wholly alien environment, Malta is a wonderful destination. English speaking expats are able to communicate with the locals easily and navigate the island efficiently.

The Weather

If you love glorious weather, Malta is the island for you! In summers you can enjoy 12 hours of sunshine. Autumn and spring tend to be pleasantly warm. Winters can be cold, but are fortunately short.

Cuisine and Night Life

Maltese dishes are fresh, seasonal and delicious. If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll find no fresher fare anywhere in the world. Island is currently going through something of a food revolution – so there's never been a better time for foodies to consider Malta. Speaking of night life – Malta has a thrilling club scene. Fans of live music will love the seaside bars and venues, where some of the world’s most popular live acts can be seen performing.


According to the survey conducted by World Health Organization (WHO), Malta ranked 5th worldwide in the field of healthcare. Malta follows some serious high standards in the medical field that why anyone who pays for national insurance is eligible for free public healthcare in the country and this includes expats.