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Malta named Europe’s number one for happy expats

Malta has a good reason to smile.

It’s been ranked as the European country where expats live the happiest lives.

A survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, puts Malta at the top of the league, ahead of Spain and Portugal.

The company asked 12,500 people living overseas to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.

One of the sub-indexes looked at personal happiness.

Malta was named the favourite destination for Europeans looking to relocate, thanks to the ease of settling in, no language barrier, an affordable cost of living and gorgeous weather.

Interestingly, the survey shows that personal happiness is one of the best because 70 percent of expats in Malta surveyed are in a relationship, compared to the global average of 63 percent.

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