Asti for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 214,638

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: high

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: okay

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: okay

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: a lot

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: okay

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1652.25€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2478.38€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 212.45€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 303.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 424.9€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1857.84€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2499.91€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 25560€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 42600€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 59640€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: great

💸Nomad cost: 2478.38€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: excellent


Map of the Asti province in Piedmont
Map of the provinces of Piedmont including Asti
The province of Asti is the 88th largest Italian province by population with 214.638 people, located in the Piedmont region.

The city of Asti, with a population of approximately 76,163 residents, is located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.

Asti is renowned for its sparkling wine, known as Asti Spumante, and its annual wine festival, the Palio di Asti.

The city boasts well-preserved medieval towers, such as the Torre Troyana, and a charming historic center with narrow streets and lively piazzas.

Asti is also home to beautiful churches and palaces, including the Collegiata di San Secondo and the Palazzo Mazzetti, which houses an art museum.

The larger Asti metropolitan area comprises 118 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 151.019 km2.

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

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Asti is the capital of the province of Asti, one of most important wine areas in Italy, and lends its name to some illustrious wines, such as Moscato d'Asti.

Asti is the main commercial centre of Piedmont's wine area, but still retains a friendly, small town feel and is a good base for touring Piedmont.

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The province of Asti receives on average 222 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 5.93% less than the average for Italy and 0.00% less than the average for the region of Piedmont.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.33 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 15.2 days per month with fog and 5.28 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 19.37 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Asti is around 1857.84€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1652.25€ per month for an individual or 2499.91€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 771.21€ per month.

Overall, Asti is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Asti is around 0.13% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Asti is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.78 general practitioners and 19.5 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Asti is 80.9 years of age.


Asti has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 54.7%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 23.4%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.14, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Asti may be a smaller city, but it is known for its vibrant wine culture and lively atmosphere.

Travelers can explore the local wine bars, enotecas, and taverns, where they can sample a variety of wines and immerse themselves in the region's viticulture.

While not as bustling as larger cities, Asti's nightlife scene comes alive during festivals and events, offering a glimpse into the city's lively spirit and cultural heritage.

Overall, Asti has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.68 bars and 3.82 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Asti is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2922.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 3.06% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0 deadly road accidents and 9.5 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Asti.

This is respectively 100.00% less driving accidents than average and 26.36% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 19.54% lower than average with only 56.75 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 50.60% higher than average with 263.58 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 263.58 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 53.39% less the national average.

Asti offers a safe and secure environment with a relatively low crime rate.

Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded areas and tourist attractions, so it is important to remain vigilant and keep personal belongings secure.

Asti maintains effective safety measures and has a visible police presence.

Road accidents are infrequent, but it is advisable to drive responsibly and follow traffic regulations.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.69 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.83km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Asti consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Asti somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Central Asti is quite compact and there is a large and reasonably well preserved historical centre which is easy to walk around.

The train station is close to the centre and there are 2 large and convenient parking spaces in the centre (except on market days) at Piazza Alfieri and Campo del Palio.

Also parking in the old city at Piazza Roma and Piazza Catena, but be cautious of restricted streets.


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