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Postby shooki » Sat 13 Sep 2008 10:17 GMT

Hi guys,

Me and my partner are about to move to work in Malta in a few months.
We don't have an idea of the prices in Malta. We will have the opportunity to rent an apartment for 700 EUR per a month for two room's apartment. What is the electricity bill expected in such an apartment? a water bill?
What is a milk price? Cheese? 1.5 water? vegetables?

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Postby gozomark » Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:16 GMT

Hi and welcome to the forum :D

where are you moving from ?

electricity and water - depends on how much you use - electricity use mainly depends on what form of heating you use (electric, gas, kerosine etc) and how much you use aircon - water is about € 3 per cubic metre, electricity about 20c per Kwh

milk - 72c per litre
water - 2l distilled - about 35-40c
veg/cheese - what type ?
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Postby shooki » Sat 13 Sep 2008 18:06 GMT

Thank you for the information. Are those price include taxes?
and generally the prices in Malta include tax?

I'm moving from Israel.
I was interested in prices of yellow cheese, white cheese, tomatoes...
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Postby gozomark » Sat 13 Sep 2008 18:29 GMT

yes, those prices include tax - all shop prices should include tax
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Postby pjr » Sat 13 Sep 2008 22:40 GMT

Hi,

You should be aware that rental prices in Malta are not very high compared to many other countries, especially the UK. 700 Euros for 2 bedrooms is at the top end of the price scale so for that price it should be a very nice flat and in a good area. I don't think you would have a problem finding something EU1-200 cheaper, if you wanted to.

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Postby oliver&zoe » Fri 26 Sep 2008 22:32 GMT

Yup, I just moved here from the UK and managed to find a brand new penthouse with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms totaly furnished and very modern in St Julian's for 900 euros a month.

We figured with family and friends visting for vacations it would be worth getting the extra space.
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Postby gozomark » Sat 27 Sep 2008 06:10 GMT

My Mum got a 3 bedroom apartment in Gozo with stunning views for € 450, but Gozo is somewhat cheaper for renting than Malta. Buying is about the same Gozo v Malta
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Postby oliver&zoe » Sat 27 Sep 2008 10:37 GMT

gozomark wrote:My Mum got a 3 bedroom apartment in Gozo with stunning views for € 450, but Gozo is somewhat cheaper for renting than Malta. Buying is about the same Gozo v Malta


I know, for 900 euros in Gozo we could have rented a 4 bedroom house with a private swimming pool!

I just didnt want to have to deal with the ferry everytime we wanted to get over to the mainland.
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Postby gozomark » Sat 27 Sep 2008 10:53 GMT

easy solution - don't go to the big island :D
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Postby Bluecheese » Sat 22 Nov 2008 16:35 GMT

Does anyone know how much it is for

bottled gas?
1 litre unleaded petrol?

Thanks!
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Postby gozomark » Sat 22 Nov 2008 17:32 GMT

bottled gas - http://www.enemalta.com.mt/page.asp?p=952&l=1
however, prices likely to double next year as haven't changed for 4-5 years

petrol http://www.enemalta.com.mt/page.asp?p=951&l=1
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