Bergamo for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 1,114,590

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: okay

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: rainy

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: good

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1919.98€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2879.97€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 315.7€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 451€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 631.4€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: average

💵Local Income: 2044.55€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2891.37€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 43620€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 72700€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 101780€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2879.97€/m

📡High-speed Internet: good

📈Innovation: excellent

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: excellent


Map of the Bergamo province in Lombardy
Map of the provinces of Lombardy including Bergamo
The province of Bergamo is the 8th largest Italian province by population with 1.114.590 people, located in the Lombardy region.

The larger Bergamo metropolitan area comprises 243 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 27.549 km2.

The population density is 405 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.02.

Bergamo is a city in Lombardy, a region of Italy, and the capital of the namesake province.

One of the most scenic cities in Italy, it is located on and around a steep hill, green in the summer and white in the winter, complemented by pastel-coloured architecture, against the backdrop of nearby Alps.

Its appeal to tourists is enhanced by the nearby Orio al Serio airport. Looking at its beauty, it is hard to believe Bergamo is also one of Italy's most industrialized cities, from which it derives its relative wealth.

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The province of Bergamo receives on average 219 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 7.20% less than the average for Italy and 0.79% less than the average for the region of Lombardy.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 8.73 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 1.31 days per month with fog and 3.56 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 18 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Bergamo is around 2044.55€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1919.98€ per month for an individual or 2891.37€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1328.19€ per month.

Overall, Bergamo is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Bergamo is around 16.35% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Bergamo is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.91 general practitioners and 21.5 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Bergamo is 79.6 years of age.


Bergamo has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 51.4%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 22.6%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.9, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Bergamo offers a vibrant nightlife scene with a variety of bars, clubs, and entertainment options.

Visitors can explore the city's diverse range of bars, each with its own unique atmosphere and drink selection.

From traditional pubs to modern cocktail bars, Bergamo has something to suit every taste.

The city also hosts theatrical performances and cultural events, providing a well-rounded nightlife experience.

Overall, Bergamo has pretty good nightlife with 2.68 bars and 2.82 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Bergamo is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2579.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 9.04% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.3 deadly road accidents and 12.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Bergamo.

This is respectively 44.44% less driving accidents than average and 5.43% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 41.07% lower than average with only 41.56 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 11.92% lower than average with 154.16 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 22.99% higher than average with 27.23 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Bergamo is considered a relatively safe city with a low crime rate.

Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded tourist areas, but they are relatively uncommon.

The city maintains effective safety measures and has a visible police presence, contributing to a secure environment.

Road accidents are infrequent, but it is important to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations when driving in Bergamo.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.62 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 1.66km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Bergamo consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Bergamo somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

The city's public transit authority is called ATB (Azienda Trasporti Bergamo) and provides a comprehensive website in English.

ATB operates a number of bus lines, two funiculars and a tram line.


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