Kalkara Tourism

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Kalkara (Maltese: Il-Kalkara) is a small picturesque village in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 3,014 as of March 2014. The name is derived from the Latin word for lime (Calce), and it is believed that there was a lime kiln present there since Roman times. Kalkara forms part of the inner harbour area and occupies the area around Kalkara Creek. The town has its own Local Council and is bordered by the cities of Birgu and Żabbar, as well as the town of Xgħajra.


Home to pretty treasures, Kalkara is Malta's best kept secret. When planning a trip to Kalkara, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Valletta. Valletta, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like St Johns Co Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, The Malta Experience. Also, to reach Kalkara, you'll have to take a flight to Valletta; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Kalkara*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kalkara

    Know the pollution level of Kalkara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70 (High)
  • Kalkara: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kalkara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kalkara.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.73 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.92 (High)
    • Car Stealing 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 30 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.09 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 97.73 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.09 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.55 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.55 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.09 (Low)
  • Living in Kalkara - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kalkara is 132.14 (High)

    • Safety Index 69.42 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 70 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.71 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.91 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.34 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.79 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kalkara

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kalkara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 119.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 123.22 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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