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Revealed: Malta’s Most Expensive And Cheapest Towns To Rent A Two-Bedroom Flat

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It costs an average of €1,000 a month to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Sliema but only €400 to rent a similar kind of apartment in Munxar.

A landmark study by the Housing Authority into the Maltese rental property market has revealed the disparity of average rent prices on a town-by-town basis. The data emerged from a new Housing Authority register which was set up this year following the passing of a law to regulate the rental market.

A total of 30,483 original rental contracts were registered during the first year, while 25,487 were still active as of the end of 31st December 2020.

These are the average monthly prices for two-bedroom apartments:

Ta’ Xbiex – €1,050

Valletta – €1,050

Kalkara – €1,050

St Julian’s – €1,000

Sliema – €1,000

Birgu – €950

Pembroke – €950

Swieqi – €900

Gżira – €800

Balzan – €775

Attard – €750

Għargħur – €750

Msida – €750

Mtarfa – €750

Naxxar – €750

San Ġwann – €750

Dingli – €725

Birkirkara – €700

Pieta – €700

Qormi – €700

Tarxien – €700

Iklin – €690

Ħamrun – €650

Fgura – €650

Floriana – €650

Luqa – €650

Santa Venera – €650

Santa Luċija – €650

Lija – €650

Mosta – €650

Mġarr – €650

Żebbuġ – €650

Marsaskala – €650

Xgħajra – €650

Kirkop – €625

Gudja – €625

Qrendi – €625

Żejtun – €625

Żabbar – €600

Isla – €600

Għaxaq – €600

Marsaxlokk – €600

Mellieha – €600

Paola – €600

Safi – €600

Siġġiewi – €600

Żurrieq – €600

St Paul’s Bay – €600

Birżebbuġa – €550

Bormla – €550

Marsa – €550

Mqabba – €525

Rabat – €500

Mdina – no data

Gozo

Għasri – €650

Għarb – €550

Nadur – €500

Qala – €500

San Lawrenz – €500

Victoria (Rabat) – €500

Kerċem – €475

Xewkija – €475

Għajnsielem – €450

Sannat – €450

Fontana – €425

Xagħra – €425

Munxar – €400

Żebbug (including Marsalforn) – €400

Do you think the average prices of apartments are a fair reflection of their true value?

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