Ancona for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 471,228

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: good

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: good

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1673.58€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2510.37€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 281.05€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 401.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 562.1€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1746.21€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2519.14€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 44100€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 73500€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 102900€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2510.37€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: great

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Ancona province in Marche
Map of the provinces of Marche including Ancona
The province of Ancona is the 40th largest Italian province by population with 471.228 people, located in the Marche region.

The larger Ancona metropolitan area comprises 47 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 193.622 km2.

The population density is 240 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.08.

Ancona is the capital of the Italian region called the Marches and an important port city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

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The province of Ancona receives on average 240 hours of sunshine per month, or 8 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 1.69% more than the average for Italy and 1.78% more than the average for the region of Marche.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.81 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 5.78 days per month with fog and 0.88 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 15.08 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Ancona is around 1746.21€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1673.58€ per month for an individual or 2519.14€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 774.87€ per month.

Overall, Ancona is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Ancona is around 1.42% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Ancona is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.68 general practitioners and 40.2 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Ancona is very high at 83.2 years of age.


Ancona has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 69.5%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 35.4%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.06, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Ancona has a lively and well-organized nightlife with plenty of options for entertainment.

The main hub for nightlife in Ancona is Piazza del Plebiscito (also known as Piazza del Papa), considered the 'living room' of the city.

It is always bustling with activity, and numerous bars, pubs, and restaurants can be found in this area.

Some recommended places to enjoy an aperitivo or an apericena in Ancona include Ravaletto Wine Bar & Drink, Raval Tapas & Spirits Bar, Zazie, and King Edward Pub.

For those interested in dancing and clubbing, Sui Suite Club and Naif Club Food & Music Experience are popular venues in Ancona.

Overall, Ancona has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.01 bars and 3.85 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Ancona is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2175.8 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 23.27% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.3 deadly road accidents and 14.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Ancona.

This is respectively 44.44% less driving accidents than average and -10.08% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 64.09% lower than average with only 25.33 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 16.44% lower than average with 146.25 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 146.25 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 50.95% less the national average.

Ancona is generally considered a safe city with a moderate crime rate.

The city maintains a relatively secure environment for its residents and visitors.

Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded areas and tourist spots.

It is advisable to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to secure personal belongings.

Ancona has local law enforcement agencies, such as the Prefecture, actively working to ensure public safety and combat crime.

Road accidents are relatively infrequent, but it is important to exercise caution and follow traffic rules while driving in Ancona.


Public transport in Ancona is quite good, and traffic is below average.

NaNThere are on average 0.63 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.09km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Ancona consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Ancona not very bike-friendly.

Taxis can take you between the airport, train station, ferry ticket office, and town centre.

But be careful to check that they are running their meter. Some travellers report being overcharged.


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