Malta Travel Budget - Visit Malta on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Malta?

You should plan to spend around $125 (€117) per day on your vacation in Malta. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (€32) on meals
  • $25 (€23) on local transportation
  • $139 (€130) on hotels

A one week trip to Malta for two people costs, on average, $1,756 (€1,644). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Malta cost?

A one week trip to Malta usually costs around $878 (€822) for one person and $1,756 (€1,644) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Malta on average costs around $1,756 (€1,644) for one person and $3,513 (€3,288) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Malta will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Malta on average costs around $3,764 (€3,523) for one person and $7,527 (€7,046) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Malta?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Malta is $429 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Malta expensive to visit?

Malta is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Malta is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Latvia or Slovakia.

For more details, see Is Malta Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Malta?

The average Malta trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Malta travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 130 ($139)
Local Transportation 1 23 ($25)
Food 2 32 ($35)
Entertainment 1 27 ($29)
Alcohol 2 8 - 24 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Malta
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Malta is $69 (€65). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Malta is $139 (€130). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Malta

Looking for a hotel in Malta? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Malta based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $97. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties

Local Transportation Budget in Malta
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Malta is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $25 (€23) per person, per day, on local transportation in Malta.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Malta
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Malta can vary, the average cost of food in Malta is $35 (€32) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Malta should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Malta is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Malta
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Malta typically cost an average of $29 (€27) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Malta
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $17 (€16) on alcoholic beverages in Malta per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Last Updated: Jun 23, 2023
Malta On a Budget
Malta Gozo, Malta
Located in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Malta is a small, island country. The three largest of the islands are inhabited. These include Malta, Gozo and Comino. The country's location in the Mediterranean Sea influences its climate. The winters can be windy and wet, but summers are almost always hot and dry. If you're interested in spending time on the beach it's best to visit the country sometime between the end of April and the end of October when the weather is best.

Malta's coastline has many dramatic cliffs and bays that serve as excellent harbors. The inland is low, rocky and flat. Most visitors to the country head to Malta Island. This is, by far, the largest of the three populated islands. It is the main population center and has the largest cities.

Comino is the smallest of the three inhabited islands. The majority of this island is a nature reserve, and the isolated feel of the island make it an interesting place to visit. There is one hotel that generally serves international visitors that are on all inclusive package tours. The island's most famous sight is the Blue Lagoon which has beautiful crystal clear water that is great for swimming.

Gozo is smaller and less developed than Malta Island. It's only 95 kilometers from Sicily and has a remote and isolated atmosphere. It's a popular travel destination for those who want to experience the culture and beautiful countryside. There are many old churches and historic fortifications that are worth exploring. It's a great place to visit as an excursion from Malta or on it's own for a few days.
At A Glance
  • If you're flying to Malta from mainland Europe, you have a handful of options. The country's national carrier is Air Malta, which has regular connections to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Ryanair offers affordable flights from a good number of cities within Europe and Easyjet has a few connections as well. Wizzair is an option if you're coming from Eastern Europe. Many of these flights are seasonal, and do not fly during the fall and winter months, so plan ahead.

  • Another option is to arrive in Malta by boat. Ferries run from the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, Italy. The trip takes about 90 minutes and currently the only company is Virtu Ferries. Trips do not occur daily so check a schedule in advance. Flights are comparable in price to ferries so unless you're traveling with a vehicle (which can be transported on the ferry), flying may be your most convenient option.

  • The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English. Italian is quite common as well and there are some people who speak basic French. Almost all Maltese speak English fluently. Official documents are written in both Maltese and English and some media is broadcast in English.

  • During the summer months there are plenty of outdoor sports and activities for visitors. Hiking in the countryside or along the coast is a favorite activity, as is sailing and visiting the country's impressive caves. There are also some great dive sights with high visibility and interesting marine life. Most of the dives sites are close to shore making them easily accessible.

  • There are a handful of great festivals during the spring and summer months in Malta as well. These include the Valletta Carnival, the Jazz Festival, the Arts Festival and the Farsons Great Beer Festival. Festivals are a great way to experience the country's culture and local cuisine, so if you happen to be in town during one, it is worth a trip.

Not sue what to pack? Not sure where to stay? For more information on traveling to this small but amazing country, check out these Malta Insider Tips.

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Top Tourist Attractions
Mdina: This ancient capital is strategically located at a high point on the island. This fortress is now surrounded by the town of Rabat and is a must-see for any visitor to the country. It has impressive architecture, history, and a breathtaking view. It's a wonderful place to linger in the evening after the day trippers have left, as the setting becomes quite peaceful and beautiful.

Valletta: This capital city is very vibrant with a rich history. There is excellent shopping, impressive museums, and a good number of cultural sights that are worth visiting. In particular, you should make a point of visiting St John's Co-Cathedral.

Gozo:This island's rural atmosphere make it an interesting and pleasant place to visit. There is impressive geography with an inland sea that has been carved out by the Mediterranean. It is also worth visiting the Citadel, which can be compared to Mdina. It takes 25 minutes to reach Gozo from Cirkewwa, Malta's harbor.

Popular Foods
Many of the restaurants near the resort areas of Malta cater specifically to tourists. It's hard to find an authentically traditional meal, but if you're willing to seek it out, there are several Maltese restaurants available. Traditional Maltese food was created to feed hard working farmers or fishermen. The meals are hearty and involve stews and soups. Many dishes are vegetable or fish based, although rabbit is traditionally prepared for celebrations.

Fenkata:This meal is traditionally prepared for celebrations in Malta. It's a feast that includes rabbit that has been marinated overnight in a sauce made of wine and bay leaves. The rabbit is typically served as part of two courses. The first course is a spaghetti served with rabbit sauce. Then the rabbit meat is served as a stew. It's a hearty dish that is often referred to as the national dish of Malta. There are a handful of restaurants that offer guests this meal.

Arjoli:This is a mixture of vegetables that have been seasoned with spices and oil. They include butter beans, a puree made from broadbeans and herbs, and a local delicacy such as Maltese sausage of gbejniet, which is a form of goat or sheep milk cheese.

Soppa Ta' L-armla: Known as widow's soup, this is a working man's meal. The soup is made of a course mash of seasonal vegetables which are cooked in a thick tomato stock.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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