Is Malta Expensive?

Is Malta expensive to visit?

Malta is known as both a well-liked and moderately priced destination. It falls roughly in the middle range for overall travel costs. When compared to the rest of Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced country. It places in the top 50% of countries in Europe for its travel costs. This puts it on par with destinations such as Latvia and Turkey.

With a few popular places to visit for tourists, Malta has some popular destinations with a variety of prices. The most expensive is Valletta. If you're looking for a cheaper place, you can visit Valletta.


Average daily price of selected cities in Malta, by affordability
City Average Daily Cost
Valletta $125


Valletta, Malta

How expensive is Malta?

The average daily spending amount for tourists in Malta tends to be around $126 (U.S. Dollars). Keep in mind that your travel style, spending habits, and trip length will influence these costs. However, you can keep fairly close to this budget if you opt for moderately priced hotels, dine at economical restaurants, and make use of public transportation when available. See more travel costs for Malta here.

How expensive is a one week trip to Malta?

A one week trip to Malta costs about $881 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,762.

How expensive is a two week trip to Malta?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a two week trip to Malta costs around $1,762 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a two week trip costs $3,523.

How expensive is a month long trip to Malta?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one month trip to Malta will cost around $3,775 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one month trip would cost $7,550.



Valletta, Malta

Is it expensive to backpack in Malta?

A limited number of hostels are found around Malta, so it's common for backpackers to struggle to find affordable accommodation that is also social and fun. Typically, the average price for a hostel here is $21 per night for a bed in a dorm. Sliema are where you'll find the most number of hostels. If you're looking for the cheapest location on average, check out where the average hostel price is [HOSTELS_CHEAPEST_1_PRICE] per night. On the other hand, has the highest hostel prices with an average of [HOSTELS_EXPENSIVE_1_PRICE] per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Malta.

  • $25 for a dorm bed at Two Pillows Boutique Hostel in Sliema
  • $36 for a dorm bed at Mandera's Boutique Suites & Dorms in Valletta

Where to find affordable hostels in Malta
City Number of Hostels Average Price for a Dorm
Valletta 3 $24

Are hotels expensive in Malta?

Hotel prices in Malta are somewhat cheaper compared to other countries around the world. You can expect to spend about $97 a night for a room on average. Some cities in Malta are more expensive than others, like Victoria, where hotel prices average $140 a night. There are also even more affordable destinations such as Sliema, averaging $73 per night for a hotel room.


Where to find affordable hotels in Malta
City Average Hotel Price
Victoria $140
Mellieha $130
Qala $128
Marsaxlokk $124
Zebbug $123
Valletta $107
Sliema $73

82 A St Ursula Street, Valletta
Overall Rating 9.5
Thornton Street, Sliema
Overall Rating 8.7


Gozo, Malta

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Malta?

In Malta, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the country. On average, previous travelers have spent around $29 per day on sightseeing and entertainment.

    • Explore Gozo by a segway tour, include snacks and photos: $43
    • 2hr Gozo Segway Tour: $49
    • Malta: Private Half-Day Archeological Sites Tour: $263
    • Malta Private Half-Day Tour: $219
    • Gozo Highlights Tour in a comfortable private vehicle: $143
    • Gozo: 1 hour Kayak + Cave Tour + Blue Lagoon Drop off: $38
    • Half-Day Private Guided Tour in Malta with Pick Up: $244
    • Private E Jeep Chauffered Tour in Gozo: $252

    Is food expensive in Malta?

    In Malta, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $35 per day on food, per person.

    • Cooking Class in Gozo with Market Visit: $71
    • Wine Tasting & Open Kitchen Dinner in 17 Mons Vella: $96
    • Private Food Tour in Valletta: $239

    Is transportation expensive in Malta?

    Local transportation in Malta can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $25 on local transportation per person per day. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

    Expenses for intercity transportation within Malta can vary based on the type of transportation used and the distance traveled. On average, previous travelers have spent $19 per person per day for intercity transit. To save money, it's advisable to choose long-distance buses or trains over air travel. This is generally a more cost-effective choice despite the potential increase in travel time.

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