Malta as at 1st January 2020 had 515,000 inhabitants.
Fastest 5-year population average population growth in the EU27 (+3.2%)
Expats Share in Working Population
2020 – circa 25% of all those gainfully occupied in
Malta are expats.
EU nationals (51.2%) / Third country nationals (48.8%).
Italy (15.4%) / United Kingdom (8.1%)
Philippines (7.8%) Serbia (6.9%)
India (6.4%) / Bulgaria (3.9%)
EU 27 country and commonwealth
Malta became a member of the European Union in 2004 and joined the Eurozone in 2008. Furthermore, Malta is part of the Commonwealth and plays an active role in this fora.
Malta has been using the Euro since 2008.
Maltese and English are the two official languages with English being the business language. The majority of the Maltese are bi-lingual while many also speak another language.
Malta is directly connected to over 100 major cities including the major hubs of Heathrow, Frankfurt, Moscow, Istanbul and Dubai. Thus, truly connecting Malta to any destination across the globe.
Days of Sun, Entertainment, History, Arts and Culture
Days of sun and entertainment
Malta has over 300 days of a sun in a year with a mild winter and hot dry summers. One can enjoy a day at the beach to walks in the country side. Malta has a number of well renowned entertainment areas where night life is buzzing all week round.
History, Arts and Culture
The Maltese islands offer a great spectrum of history reflecting the diversity of all civilisations who occupied Malta throughout history. Malta has 3 UNESCO World heritage including the oldest free standing temples in the World (3600 B.C.).
A Safe Destination
Malta is amongst the safest destinations in the world - one can roam around without any concerns for personal safety. COVID-19 has been handled well, Malta has one of the highest testing and vaccination rates globally. Malta never experienced a full lock down.
On average real GDP in Malta during the last 5 years grew at the rate of +6.4%
(second highest in the EU27).
A diversified economy
The Maltese economy is very well diversified ensuring a level of resiliency to adverse shocks. Alongside sound economic policy, diversification has helped the country to bounce back after recessions and enabled it to grow faster than its EU peers.
Total GVA 2019 = €12b
The 'Start in Malta' initiative
Start in Malta is a governmental initiative aimed to supercharge the Maltese startup ecosystem
for it to be the birthplace of many more startup success stories in the future.
“Through Malta Enterprise (ME), we’ve been awarded a substantial grant to fund our R&D activities in the country, and we’ve also secured a data-science-based partnership with the Natural Language Processing team at the University of Malta (UoM) to collaborate on our first big project. We would like to express our gratitude to Malta Enterprise and the Government of Malta for the opportunity to accelerate our research efforts with their generous grant, and we are excited to embark on this journey that will transform our company from a small Anglosphere-centered company to an international, multilingual juggernaut.
Ruzbeh Bacha Founder & CEO, City Falcon.
“We decided to come to Malta because of 3 main pillars. Firstly the ease to do business - it was swift and easy with a very good soft landing. The second part was the financial support that we received which attracted us and helped us move quicker. The third part is the lifestyle– as a start-up we are also attracted by the way of living and it’s great to be able to live and work in Malta.”
Walid Sultan MidaniFounder, YouRun.
"We are here to build a powerhouse, to push the envelope and shift paradigms. And Malta has proven to be just the right base for the task. Malta possesses a range of qualities very well suited for an internet-based video game companies like ours: robust and modern technical infrastructure, liberal regulatory framework, affordable housing and relatively low cost of living – and a fair tax system. A huge factor in our choosing Malta was the reception we got from the Maltese Government – from our very first scouting mission, until this day, we have received invaluable advice and assistance, especially from Malta Enterprise and Gaming Malta. The entire games industry has been incredibly welcoming; we have found no competitors in Malta, only friends and allies. We are grateful and we are here to stay".
Toti BeckFounder and CEO, NARC ltd.
“Flying Squirrel Games is a fully fledged game development studio based in Malta. We strive to build high quality entertainment games for kids and the young at heart. The BStart seed fund helped us reach our next goal, that is building a high quality game for an ever bigger audience. We've also increased our head count to ten people and through this we managed to complete this project in the second quarter of 2017. We thank Malta Enterprise and their staff for their commitment and availability to support our business.”
Anthony DemanueleManaging Director, Flying Squirrel Games.
“The incentives and support Malta offered to allow us to create a research and development centre that will accelerate our growth were very important. Malta will not only host an expanded R&D team, including the company’s new Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme, but will also serve as the base for its public-benefit subsidiary ‘AiiD’ to work with NGOs and governments throughout Africa. Malta has a long-term commitment to working with a number of African governments, and there are tremendous opportunities for us to partner with both the Malta Government and other Maltese enterprises.”
Gareth GennerCEO, Gareth N. Genner. "
"Whilst Malta boasts of various funding opportunities provided through Government and EU incentives, and also crowd-funding opportunities, Malta is also the perfect platform to launch and market test a variety of products and services, due to the small population with a vast variety of demographics."
Zoë Louise GattZoë Louise Gatt, CEO and Co-founder, Flint Innovations ltd.
"Cain and the guys at Malta Enterprise have been fantastic, as an expat moving to Malta 4 ½ years ago, I’ve felt so welcomed and encouraged by what we’re doing now and how the future lays. Having spoken to numerous inward investment agencies around Europe, ME stood out to me as not only providing funding but also connection and support to really allow our company and brand to flourish. Unbelievable stuff, keep it up guys."
Jamie NorthCo Funder and CEO, Few Ltd.
"Neroli Ltd is a young company, which specialises in creating luxury niche perfumes. Our most recent collaboration is with Malta’s leading fashion house for whom we created their first perfume. Neroli Ltd has been assisted by Malta Enterprise through the BStart scheme from the inception through to establishing our lab studio premises on Gozo. I would highly recommend seeking advice and resources at Malta Enterprise and have found Malta to be a dynamic pro business country who supports new initiatives."
Marina FabicCreative Director, Neroli Ltd.
“Malta Enterprise, through the B.Start grant, was instrumental in getting my business off to a running start. Receiving validation for an initial business idea and getting the support to really go for it, is essential to any budding entrepreneur. Malta Enterprise provided everything promptly and efficiently, along with plenty of encouragement and advice.”
Klaus ConradFounder and Director, Headstart Technology Limited.