Moving here we had no idea what things are going to cost but we were told everything is relatively cheap. Our closest supermarket is Tower Supermarket which by the way delivers for free if you buy over €75. At our local Towers you just need to come do your shopping before 1:30 in the day to get it the same day or if you go after you will receive it the next day.
Since we just moved here we had to buy everything again, all the usuals that you don’t have to buy so often as they last a while. Washing/cleaning detergents, toiletries, spices, sauces, oils, dressings, including what we thought would be a months worth of shopping. The Towers supermarket has a great deli where you can choose from a section of cured meats and cheese which at first can be a bit overwhelming but once you get the hang of it and just try a bunch of stuff it can be a really fun experience. We discovered that buying cured meats and cheese from the deli was actually cheaper than buying off the rack, already packed. So make the effort to take your time ask questions and ask them if you can taste. When we first got to Malta we decided to try some meats and cheese from the deli and bought 300 grams of 3 different types of cured Italian meats and a small block of Danish blue and Mexican cheese which all came to roughly 5 euro and we were eating it for quite a while.
They also have a small butcher in the shop which also works out cheaper than buying off the rack. To give you an idea we bought 700 grams of local pork mince, 4 pork chops and 4 whole chicken legs (much larger than usual) which came to 12 euro for everything. 2 large chicken breasts were around 3 euro for a packet.
Unfortunately I didn’t keep the receipt but, what I will do next time I go do a big shop is upload the receipt so it will be much easier to understand the prices. In total we spent about 170 euro and really bought everything we needed/wanted that could fit into one trolley, including 6 bottles of wine. After living in Norway that was a really good price for us. What your shopping will come to really depends on what you eat and drink but the supermarkets here have a great variety of different brands at different prices so in the end you shouldn’t have to spend too much on groceries when living in Malta. I don’t think you will be going hungry any time soon 🙂