5 Dream Destinations For Living And Working in the Mediterranean

Written by Mike Johnston

Many people are fantasizing about moving to a new location. It’s a terrific chance to alter your lifestyle, save money, meet new people, and learn about various cultures and customs. Of course, since you’re the one making the choice you can opt for living in a peaceful location or the one that is great for parties! You can find all of this and more in the Mediterranean!

The Mediterranean attracts a large number of tourists each summer. However, moving to the Mediterranean isn’t as straightforward as it may seem since it’s a region spreading throughout many countries. Here are some Mediterranean dream spots to consider if you’ve been thinking about moving and working near the Mediterranean Sea!

Valletta, Malta

Malta’s three largest islands have a lot to offer in terms of beaches, sun, and excitement. With its Baroque architecture, Valletta gives off the impression that one has entered an art gallery or museum. 

On hot summer days, you can feel the breeze in the streets and dip your toes in the sea. Plus, the official language is English so you don’t have a need to learn an additional language which will make your relocation a lot less stressful. The average cost of living is relatively affordable so you shouldn’t have a lot of worries there. What’s also great is that there are a lot of expats in Malta, so you can find a lot of people you have common interests. 

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Alicante, Spain

There isn’t one feature that makes Alicante one of Europe’s top destinations to visit, rather, the reasons for relocating there are vast. An easygoing lifestyle, beautiful weather, delicious cuisine, and easy access to some of Spain’s greatest beaches can all be found in Alicante. Another plus is that it’s less expensive than major metropolitan locations like Madrid and Barcelona. Expats flock to this Mediterranean city because of its laid-back atmosphere and its location on the seaside. 

If you’re looking for a beach lifestyle, this city should be your top choice. Since the weather is gorgeous all year round, you can explore the lovely beaches whenever. At night, there are a number of bars and clubs where you may go out and have a good time. Many inhabitants are fluent in English as a result of the influx of tourists, and there’s a very large community of expats there. So, if you’re just starting to learn Spanish, you have nothing to worry about.

Budva, Montenegro

On Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, you’ll find the little town of Budva, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a tourist hotspot in Montenegro because of the Old Town’s attractive setting. There are also many resorts sprouting up along the coast. Luckily, the Montenegrin real estate market isn’t expensive, plus if you own a property as a foreigner in this country, you can easily get granted residency.

Budva is a phenomenal place for all the party animals among you, however, if you’re looking for a more peaceful environment the suburbs such as Becici could be your next home. Because of its reliance on tourists, many natives speak English, plus they are very happy to speak with the ex-pats. The hospitality you’ll feel there is unlike anywhere else!

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Although it’s located on the Adriatic coast, just like Montenegro, it’s eligible for inclusion on this list since this sea links the eastern and western Mediterranean regions. Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the area, and because of Game of Thrones which was filmed there, its popularity has skyrocketed in the last few years. 

However, Dubrovnik was already well-known abroad even before its inclusion in one of the most popular TV shows of the last decade. If you want to experience the wonders of seaside life while still taking advantage of everything the city has to offer, moving there is a terrific option. You’ll have no trouble communicating there since everyone knows English, however, it may be expensive to find accommodation. 

Occitanie, France

Occitanie is France’s second-largest region and is located in the southern part of the country. As a region that borders the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees, Andorra, and Spain, Occitanie’s natural wonders are glorious, to say the least. There are many vineyards in Occitanie since it’s France’s third largest wine-production area. If you’re a wine connoisseur, this is a great place to live in. One of France’s sunniest regions, Occitanie enjoys more than 2,000 hours of sunlight a year. Temperature and weather conditions may vary greatly in various parts of the country because of its diversified geography.

Additionally, the cost of purchasing a home in Occitanie rises as you travel inland, nonetheless, costs here are lower than in the United States and certain European countries. Commuters in Occitanie may rely on efficient and dependable public transportation. By bus or rail, you may simply travel between cities. For those who like living in a more remote place, a car is a must.  

In conclusion

If you’re looking for a place to relocate to in the Mediterranean, we hope that this list has inspired you. From coastal France to the small country of Montenegro, the choices are certainly diverse. Plus, there’s something for anyone’s budget!

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I’m Mike Johnston – an experienced blogger and editor, coming from a diverse background in creative writing and digital media. I hold a deep passion for writing, as I believe it’s an art form that enables self-expression. When I'm not typing away at my keyboard, I love spending quality time with my loved ones, getting lost in a great book, and exploring the great outdoors. And if you happen to swing by my local gym, you might just catch me working up a sweat – I find it's the perfect way to keep myself fit and energized!
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