Interview with David

11 September, 2013

Name: David 

Age: 46-60 

From: United Kingdom 

Now residing in: Malta 

How long have you lived here and how long are you planning to stay?
5 yrs - maybe another 3-5yrs

Are you living alone or with your family?

Why did you move?
early retirement

How did you find the transition to living in a foreign country?
not too bad

Was it easy making friends and meeting people; do you mainly socialise with other expats?
yes not bad t all - we mix with both locals and expats

Was it hard to get a visa or a work permit?
as an EU national these are not required

Was it difficult for you to get medical insurance before you went there or when you first arrived

How do you make your living in the country? Do you have any type of income generated?
retired so we are self sufficient

Do you speak the language and do you think it's important to speak the local language?
its important to try

Please add your thoughts on local customs and whether it's important for expats to respect/observe local customs.
yes it is as its a catholic country and needs to be respected

Do you miss home and family sometimes?

Do you have other plans for the future?
to move to a more foreigner friendly country

What about housing, have you bought, or are you renting a home?
we only rent as the property here is too expensive - over priced and badly built

What is the cost of living in your new country?
cheaper than UK

What do you think about the the local people?
mostly friendly but we find theyre only after your cash

What are the positive and negative aspects of living here?
warm cheap discriminatory racist and frustrating

Do you have any tips for our readers about moving to, or living in the country?
too many to list - but try viewing my site

What is the worst experience you have had as an expat?
trying to get an e-residency permit - been waiting 18 weeks now some have had to wait 8 months for a simple plastic coated card.

Do you have any favorite websites or blogs about the country?

Tags: retirement | Malta | United Kingdom | insurance |



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