Bari for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 1,248,489

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: great

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: excellent

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1454.09€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2181.13€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 305.9€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 437€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 611.8€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1401.83€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2176.55€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 46620€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 77700€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 108780€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: excellent

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2181.13€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Bari province in Apulia
Map of the provinces of Apulia including Bari
The province of Bari is the 6th largest Italian province by population with 1.248.489 people, located in the Apulia region.

The larger Bari metropolitan area comprises 41 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 3.825 km2.

The population density is 326 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.05.

Bari (Bari dialect: Bare) is the capital of the Apulia region of Italy, on the Adriatic Sea.

With a population of 317,000 (in 2019), it's the second largest city in Southern Italy after Naples.

It's also the core of a metropolitan area exceeding one million inhabitants and a bustling commercial centre and port.

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The province of Bari receives on average 255 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 8.05% more than the average for Italy and 1.59% more than the average for the region of Apulia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 5.98 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 1.52 days per month with fog and 0.26 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 18.23 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Bari is around 1401.83€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1454.09€ per month for an individual or 2176.55€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 764.9€ per month.

Overall, Bari is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Bari is around 11.88% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Bari is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.95 general practitioners and 33.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Bari is very high at 82.6 years of age.


Bari has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 60.4%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 28.9%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.54, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Bari offers a lively and vibrant nightlife scene that showcases the city's southern Italian charm.

The city features a variety of bars, clubs, and music venues where visitors can enjoy live music performances, traditional Puglian cuisine, and a bustling atmosphere.

From seaside cocktail bars to energetic nightclubs, Bari provides entertainment options for every taste.

The city's warm hospitality and vibrant atmosphere create a memorable nightlife experience.

Overall, Bari has pretty good nightlife with 2.1 bars and 3.14 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Bari is overall less safe than other Italian provinces for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3310.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 16.74% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 11.6 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Bari.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 10.08% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 568.03% higher than average with 471.16 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 6.97% lower than average with 162.82 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 29.81% higher than average with 28.74 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Bari is generally a safe city for residents and tourists.

The city has a relatively low crime rate compared to other urban centers.

Over the past few years, the crime rate in Bari has been decreasing.

However, it is still important to take precautions against petty theft and pickpocketing, especially in crowded areas and around the train station.

Additionally, it is recommended to avoid walking alone at night, particularly in underground areas.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.59 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.48km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Bari consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Bari not very bike-friendly.

Bari is composed of four urban sections. In the northern city area, there is the Old Town (Bari Vecchia) between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district.

In the southern district, the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district.


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