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Rounding out International Living’s Top 10 Places to Retire in 2017, this small, historic European nation is beautiful and extraordinary. It’s actually a chain of islands between Sicily and North Africa.
International Living says retirees can expect 300 days of sun, mild winter, a laidback atmosphere and a large, welcoming international, English-speaking community.
The cost of living is higher than others on IL’s list, though: A couple can live comfortable for less than $2,700 a month and rent a two-bedroom in Sliema, one of Malta’s liveliest cities, for about $800 a month, says IL correspondent Barbara Diggs.
Health care here is excellent and a bargain: a GP visit costs around $20; a specialist may run $65.
And if you’re craving to visit Paris, IL editors say, you can hop an Air Malta flight — a roundtrip costs as little as $175.