He does not want to learn another language.
Where to Live 50 Percent Caucasian Culture Speaking English and 1000-1500 Per Month?
According to numbeo, Quito is much cheaper for renting an apartment than Valletta Malta
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre $835.77 in Valletta $ 430.53 in Quito
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre $966.28 in Valletta, $ 513.89 in Quito
Their numbers aren't perfect, but I think in terms of comparisons, it shows there is a substantial difference.