Rent (2br, city center) $600 (I’ve rarely seen 1 bedroom, so l did 2)
Rent (2br, outside of center) $375
Rent (3br, center) $700
Rent (3br, outside of center) $575
Utilities for 2 people will run about $94, which includes electricity and water. Once you register yourself as a resident, it drops by an average of 25%. This is a recent occurrence and conform with the E.U rules. We are hoping our next bill will drop to about $70 as we have sent in our paperwork.
Internet plus phone : starts at $35.00 (30Mbps)
Mobile plans: from $27
Tomatoes (1kg): $1.15
Potatoes (1kg) $0.94
Lettuce (1 head) $0.81
Eggs (1 egg): $0.21
Chicken Breast (1kg): $5.40
Fresh Calamari (1kg): $16.21
Loaf of bread (500gm): $1.21
Milk (1 liter): $1.12
Bottle of Maltese Wine: $3.00
Better Wine/Italian: $6
Beer (.5l) : $1
Table water (6×1.5l) $2.40 (tap water here not good for drinking, just cooking)
Sangria Mix (2l) $2.70
Coke (.5l) $1.35
These prices are average for residents. The van comes around daily selling fresh veggies. You may pay a bit more to begin, but once you patronize the same guy and they realize you are not a tourist, the price drops quite a bit.
As you can see, our cost of living is similar to his in Romania. The minimum wage here is just about €5/hour, with the average person making 800-1000 Euros per month. It is quite low compared to a lot of other E.U. Nations. This explains why is is one of the top retirement spots, especially for the British people.