Hello from Gozo

Now I’m staying still 4. January on Gozo and be very happy to announce “I arrived!”

The first two weeks I was in Xargha by Alexandras beautiful home “Paradise Gardens” for searching about stores for Fleckys food, supermarkets which deliver at home and stores for room equipment, as curtains, coverts for arm chairs and sofas. I found a lot off!  Continue reading Hello from Gozo

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My Way to Gozo

During a cruises I visited Malta first in 2008. I am impressed of the history, the street life and of course the warm and sunny weather in November. Back at home I started to read a lot about Malta. If you google “Malta” you find many web sides, which inform about living and working on Malta.

You will read there, that you a lot of money spend to let a home or for food and leisure because the income is smaller as in Germany. But when you retire and take your pension it will be enough for a good live. More information and tips you find here in my blog.

Over the years I got an idea from lifestyle at Malta and I feel good by thinking about living there, when I start my retirement. In the next years I visited the main island again and found my best place for life at Gozo.

I like the social life in the small villages and the leisurely way of live. In this year I went to Gozo, to get more details to realize my plan.

Twelve days on Gozo: sun, breeze and interesting impressions I could collected. The 4 stars Hotel Cornucopia in Xagrha(Schaarah) was my base for my exploring. Not at all the hotel with its pretty ambience and comfort was fine.

The little town was also a highlight. The busy marketplace with bars, restaurant, shops and its big church were used for meetings and relaxing. Two bus lines connecting the town with Victoria, the main town, Marsalforn the harbour in the northeast, Mgarr, the harbour in the south and point of the ferry to Malta. Excellent! The local buses connecting every towns, the price is low and I don’t need a car. Driving I don’t prefer, because the streets are narrow and always on the left?

Precipitous coasts, pretty bays, towns on the top of the hill and valleys between with farmland, that is Gozo. At Ramla Bay you find a nice beach, a dream! Whether lunch at Marsalforn Bay or coffee time at the button of the citadel of Victoria, from Xaghra you reach everything in twenty minutes by bus – easy going on Gozo!

After twelve days I can say: A Good Place for Life!

Where is the best place to life?

You search a residence on Gozo? You will choose between a lot of offers.

If you have find the wright place, you can check the offers at Google first. But the most of them are holiday houses. Better contact a property agency, the give a best support.

The way of let a house is very different to Germany. If you search here a property, you can find something make a contract for the timeline, terminate your home, call the move company and wrap up the things.

On Gozo you go to the agency, tell what you want, they show you available objects, mostly full furniture, you make a contract starting next week or perhaps next month and bring your things in the new home. That is the way of Gozo.

Important to know what you want!

You prefer a flat at the seafront, then you will have neighbours with holiday home. A townhouse in the villages will be OK, when you want local people in the surrounding.

Flats in Marsalforn, Xlendi, Quala with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room you can rent for 250€ to 500€ per month.

Townhouses, Houses of characters and Farmhouses in the them size you can rent starting by 400€ or with pool starting by 600€ per month, if you make a long term letting over six months in the villages everywhere on Gozo.

Frank Salt Real Estate

REMAX Property Malta

Dhalia Real Estate Services Malta

 

 

What costs Gozo?

If you compare prices between Malta main island and Gozo, you can see, Gozo is cheaper. I have a special index called “Cappo” (a cup of Cappuccino & a bottle still water). In Valletta you pay 4 € in the bar at Xaghra’s market place you get him for 2,50 €.

In the last years the costs of living growth up on Malta, but they are always deeper than the costs level in the industrial countries. Of course when you want import goods, you must pay much more, but the most food goods are prepared by local farms and companies.

.Below you will find an approximate guide of the monthly expenses you are likely to incur while studying in Malta. These are only approximations since your monthly bill will be determined by your personal lifestyle.  costs

The international index of quality of life confirms Malta a very high level in cases of health care, risk and security, culture, freedom, leisure, environment and climate. Much better than Germany!

Children can play outside safely. You can walk around by night without fear.

For cooking and heating normally you will use propane.

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The electricity deliver by Enemalta is much cheaper as in Germany.

Telephone and Internet is always and everywhere available and you would be surprise about the WIFI connection on Gozo.

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