Agrigento for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 434,870

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: okay

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1129.97€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 1694.95€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 199.5€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 285€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 399€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1169.78€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 1698.95€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 26100€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 43500€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 60900€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: great

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 1694.95€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: poor

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Agrigento province in Sicily
Map of the provinces of Sicily including Agrigento
The province of Agrigento is the 42nd largest Italian province by population with 434.870 people, located in the Sicily region.

The city of Agrigento, with a population of approximately 59,489 residents, is situated on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy.

Agrigento is renowned for its exceptional archaeological site, the Valley of the Temples, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Visitors can marvel at the remarkably preserved ancient Greek temples, including the Temple of Concordia and the Temple of Juno.

The city also offers picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea and beautiful sandy beaches.

Agrigento's historic center features charming streets, medieval architecture, and delightful local cuisine, making it a captivating destination for history enthusiasts and beach lovers alike.

The larger Agrigento metropolitan area comprises 43 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 305.259 km2.

The population density is 142 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Agrigento (Sicilian: Girgenti or Giurgenti) is the capital of the eponymous province on the Italian island of Sicily.

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The province of Agrigento receives on average 273 hours of sunshine per month, or 9.1 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 15.68% more than the average for Italy and 5.13% more than the average for the region of Sicily.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 5.86 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.06 days per month with fog and 0 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 27.77 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Agrigento is around 1169.78€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1129.97€ per month for an individual or 1698.95€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 636.53€ per month.

Overall, Agrigento is cheap compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Agrigento is around 31.52% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Agrigento is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 10.17 general practitioners and 21 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Agrigento is 81.2 years of age.


Agrigento has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 58.9%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 22.7%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.99, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Agrigento has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.22 bars and 3.05 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Agrigento is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2413.3 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 14.90% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.3 deadly road accidents and 12.6 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Agrigento.

This is respectively 44.44% less driving accidents than average and 2.33% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 47.85% lower than average with only 36.78 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 37.62% lower than average with 109.17 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 109.17 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 43.22% less the national average.

Agrigento has had a history of higher crime rates compared to other Italian cities.

While the majority of tourists and residents visit Agrigento without incident, it's important to be aware of certain areas that may have higher crime rates.

The city has made efforts to improve safety and has a police presence. Tourists should be cautious of pickpocketing and bag snatching in crowded areas and tourist attractions.

Women should take extra precautions when traveling alone at night. It is advisable to stay in well-populated areas and use reputable transportation.

Agrigento has a relatively higher murder rate compared to other cities in Italy.

Additionally, road accidents and reckless driving can occur, so it is important to exercise caution when on the roads.


Public transport in Agrigento is lacking, and traffic is very high.

NaNThere are on average 0.76 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.14km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Agrigento consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Agrigento not very bike-friendly.


The town centre and its medieval streets can easily be reached on foot from the train station.


Frequent city buses run from outside the train station, stopping at the Archeological Museum and slightly further downhill, the main entrance of the Valle dei Templi.

Take buses 1, 2 or 3 for the Archeological Museum and slightly further downhill, the main entrance of the Valle dei Templi.


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