Cyprus vs Malta - Cost of Living Comparison

Cyprus Malta
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1213
$1275
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2964
$3037
🏠 One person rent
$660
$721
🏘️ Family rent
$1289
$1354
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$408
🚐 Transport expenses
$64.9
$49.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1366
$1234
💸 GDP per capita
$27528
$28423
😃 Human freedom index
8.42
8.45
❤️ Life expectancy
81.1
82.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
53
54
🌐 English speaking %
72.7%
88.3%
🎓 Higher education
74
74
😀 Quality of life
74
62
🏙️ Population
1.14M
465K

The average cost of living in Cyprus ($1213) is 5% less expensive than in Malta ($1275). Cyprus ranked 39th vs 33rd for Malta in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Cyprus compared to 1 months in Malta. Ranked 25th and 54th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cyprus vs Malta

We calculate prices for Cyprus and Malta as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Cyprus Malta
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.4
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$50.9
$55.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.7
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$2.69
 Cappuccino
$3.16
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.51
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$631
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$509
$605
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1329
$1476
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1057
$1183
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$94.6
$51
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$145
$78.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.59%
4.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2230
$3694
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1532
$2451
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.55
$1.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41
$27.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15
$19.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.52
$1.43
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.44
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.88
$2.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.69
$9.52
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.07
$6.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.66
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
$2.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$2.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$0.62
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.77
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.68
$7.18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.32
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.82
$5.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.74
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.74
$4.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.63
$2.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.4
$57.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.35
$9.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$49.7
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.3
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.2
$62.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.4
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$342
$359
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6059
$7814

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Cities Comparison in Cyprus vs Malta

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Cyprus

City Cost of living Population
Nicosia
$1164
330K
Limassol
$1520
235K
Larnaca
$1234
59.2K
Paphos
$1023
36K
Paralimni
$1023
15K
Famagusta
$722
40.9K
Aradippou
$900
19.2K
Kyrenia
$754
33.2K
Ypsonas
$943
11.1K
Dali
$930
10.5K

In Malta

City Cost of living Population
Mosta
$1170
20.2K
Birkirkara
$1388
24.4K
Sliema
$1405
16.9K
Zabbar
$1032
15.4K
St. Paul's Bay
$1139
21K
Naxxar
$1250
13.4K
San Gwann
$1333
12.5K
Marsaskala
$1242
12.1K
Gzira
$1531
8.03K
Valletta
$1534
6.44K