In an Expat Insider 2016 survey including more than 14,000 reviews, Malta has been ranked the second best place in the world for foreigners.
The Expat Insider survey asked people to rate 43 aspects of life abroad ranging from taxation, services and friendliness.
Malta was highly ranked in all of the quality of life sub categories where they topped the list for leisure options and were a close second in personal happiness. It was also noted expats rated Malta very well on how easy it was to make new friends and settle down.
Although Taiwan topped the list, no-one topped Malta when it came to love! 70% of expats in Malta are in a relationship, 64% are delighted with their partner, and 44% live with a partner who is from a third country - this is double the global average.
Almost half the Malta-based foreigners who completed the survey said they planned to live in Malta forever, a much higher figure compared to the 31% global average. Overall there are few places that keep expats happier than Malta & Gozo!