Alessandria for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 421,284

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: okay

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: a lot

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: okay

👩For women: okay

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1675.86€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2513.78€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 201.6€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 288€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 403.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1912.83€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2538.36€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 24330€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 40550€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 56770€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: poor

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2513.78€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Alessandria province in Piedmont
Map of the provinces of Piedmont including Alessandria
The province of Alessandria is the 45th largest Italian province by population with 421.284 people, located in the Piedmont region.

The larger Alessandria metropolitan area comprises 187 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 355.883 km2.

The population density is 118 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.07.

Alessandria is the largest city (population of 94,000 in 2017) and the capital of the province of Alessandria in Piedmont.

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The province of Alessandria receives on average 225 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 4.66% less than the average for Italy and 1.35% more than the average for the region of Piedmont.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.43 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 16.63 days per month with fog and 6.62 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 19.78 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Alessandria is around 1912.83€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1675.86€ per month for an individual or 2538.36€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 786.81€ per month.

Overall, Alessandria is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Alessandria is around 1.56% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Alessandria is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.25 general practitioners and 27 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Alessandria is 80.2 years of age.


Alessandria has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 60.8%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 21.6%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.29, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Overall, Alessandria has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.85 bars and 3.62 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Alessandria is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2718.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 4.14% lower than the national average.

There have been around 1 deadly road accidents and 11.6 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Alessandria.

This is respectively 85.19% more driving accidents than average and 10.08% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 44.51% lower than average with only 39.14 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 38.67% higher than average with 242.7 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 242.7 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 11.61% less the national average.

Alessandria generally maintains a low crime rate. Visitors should still exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings, particularly in crowded areas and tourist attractions.

It is advisable to secure personal belongings and follow basic safety practices to ensure a safer experience in Alessandria.


Public transport in Alessandria is lacking, and traffic is below average.

NaNThere are on average 0.65 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.00km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Alessandria consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Alessandria not very bike-friendly.


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