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Postby millere » Mon 27 Apr 2009 20:24 GMT

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I know this is perhaps not the right forum, but the the traffic here is better so...;=)


In these days we´re setting up a budget of costs of living in Malta. We´ve plan to rent something at the cost of 1000-1600 Euro/month. +/- I really dont know what you get for that price in Pembroke area.
Anyway. My question will be what are the cost of electricity (how to spell that...;)), wather and other "normal house fees" at Malta?

We are a family of four (two small children), and need 80-130kvm2. size I think......
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Postby Kay » Mon 27 Apr 2009 20:31 GMT

I'm moving this to the Money Matters forum. Please don't post questions in the wrong place and get the info all muddled up. It's especially bad to do it on purpose. We spend a lot of time keeping this place nicely organised and useful. It's unfair on all of us to deliberately mess things up.

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Postby gozomark » Mon 27 Apr 2009 21:06 GMT

Water, Gas & Electricity Costs
http://www.britishexpat.com/expatforum/ ... hp?t=21181
this gives the price per unit

the amount you use is up to you, and depends mainly on things like :
pool
aircon
form of heating

what do you have in mind by other "normal house fees" ?

what is "80-130kvm2" ?
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Postby gozomark » Tue 28 Apr 2009 06:03 GMT

I've edited the OP so it says living, not leaving costs
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Postby gozomark » Tue 28 Apr 2009 06:11 GMT

millere wrote:I know this is perhaps not the right forum, but the the traffic here is better so...;=)...


all the forum are equally monitored.
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Postby Mr Kriss » Tue 28 Apr 2009 13:57 GMT

GM, I believe kvm2 = square metres.
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Postby millere » Wed 29 Apr 2009 05:34 GMT

Mr Kriss wrote:GM, I believe kvm2 = square metres.


Yes, I mean "living" and kvm2....Sorry to post it out on the wrong forum on purpose. (I understand what you mean...)


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Postby ann c » Wed 29 Apr 2009 06:36 GMT

We are in St.Julian's which is fairly close to the Pembroke area, and are paying close to your upper limit. For that we have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, living room, reading room, study and roof top pool with a pool room. So plenty big enough for your family, but we also have damp and mould :( which did not show up this time last year, when we came to view the empty house!! This is why we will soon be moving.

So just be careful when you look around any houses/apartments. Ask lots of questions and check for damp!

Our most recent electric/water bill was €950.
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Postby gozomark » Wed 29 Apr 2009 06:59 GMT

Ann - how many months did your recent bill cover ?
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Postby ann c » Wed 29 Apr 2009 08:04 GMT

Just looking, it says for the period of 10th October - 28th February, but they came to read the meter on the 18th April. How confusing is that?!
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Postby Red » Wed 29 Apr 2009 11:08 GMT

No Matter how cheap the cost of living in house with a pool may be, I would never live in one, with a pool situated on the roof - think about it.

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Postby Gregozo » Wed 29 Apr 2009 15:57 GMT

Don't worry Red - we've got flat roofs here in Malta. not slopey ones like the UK, the water won't run out. :D
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Postby gozomark » Wed 29 Apr 2009 15:59 GMT

:D

atleast a pool on the roof in the UK will have a deep and a shallow end, even if the deep end is 20 ft
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Postby Red » Wed 29 Apr 2009 19:38 GMT

Yes I know I know the roofs are flat , but I have actually seen the results in one of the houses for sale in Floriana.

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Postby pjr » Wed 29 Apr 2009 22:21 GMT

Ann,

Your bill seems very steep - is that what you normally use?

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