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Surprise, surprise! The Maltese are Europe’s keenest restaurant spenders
Reality check: we're big spenders!

06 December 2018 Jillian Mallia

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According to the latest Eurostat figures, the Maltese spend a significant chunk of their income on eating out and hotel stays, amounting to a fifth of what local families actually spend. Well, you can’t really blame us - we love our food!

And other Europeans seem to love stuffing their faces too! Eurostat data reported that Cyprus and Spain were the closest biggest spenders in the two categories, followed by Greece and Ireland. It was reported that Maltese families spend 12 per cent of their income on food and beverages, higher than the EU average of 8.8 per cent!

Do you think we're big spenders? Let us know in the comments below!


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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