Malta wins again best climate, best place to retire in the world

Date: 08/04/2014

Best place to retire, best climate and second safest country in the world are just a few of the titles given to Malta in the press earlier this year. Apart from having some of the best weather and one of the lowest crime rates in the world, it's no wonder that retiring here remains an attractive option.

Malta is truly a gem in the centre of the Mediterranean, and through the media it is becoming better known as a fantastic holiday destination.

Like all islands subject to the whims of modern tourism, Malta throws up sharp contrasts, which are made all the more striking because of the island's small size. Ancient temples – some of the oldest freestanding structures on earth – and the massive fortifications and palazzi of the Knights of St John all rub shoulders with the more modern Malta, its entertainment venues and varied tourist infrastructure. English is the second language, spoken widely throughout the islands.

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In recent years enticingly low tax rate incentives have attracted international businesses to set up in Malta, which was highlighted in the media. Whereas a lot of the world seems to be suffering from extreme temperature changes and various sorts of political or financial unrest, Malta, the little island in the Mediterranean, has remained unaffected by these negative impacts.

climate blog2Malta has one of the best climates in the world. online magazine named Malta, together with Ecuador and Uruguay, as the best three countries in the world when it comes to climate. With over 300 days of guaranteed sunshine each year, it is no surprise for Malta to be nominated in this category. Winters are short, mild and relatively warm. The average temperature in winter is 57F and 73F in summer. The length of daylight is about 6.5 hours in winter and 10.5 hours in summer, making it extremely pleasant to live in.

The UK paper The Telegraph nominated Malta as the no. 1 best place to retire abroad. Factors taken into account included crime rates, taxation, health care costs, property prices, grocery bills as well as average temperature, rainfall and hours of sunshine.

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The recently published 2013 edition of the World Risk Report, drawn up by the United Nations University's Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn and Alliance Development Works, a coalition of German NGOs, named Malta, once again, as the world's second safest country in terms of its exposure to and ability to cope with natural disasters, following Qatar.

Malta is not only an excellent travel destination all year round, known for its sunshine, culture and its friendly locals, but it is becoming increasingly well known internationally for its financial strength and promising location for property investments.

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