Cagliari for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 430,372

🚑Healthcare: excellent

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: great

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: very little

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: excellent

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1544.97€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2317.45€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 336.7€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 481€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 673.4€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: average

💵Local Income: 1464.04€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2310.27€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 57870€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 96450€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 135030€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: excellent

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: good

💸Nomad cost: 2317.45€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Cagliari province in Sardinia
Map of the provinces of Sardinia including Cagliari
The province of Cagliari is the 44th largest Italian province by population with 430.372 people, located in the Sardinia region.

The larger Cagliari metropolitan area comprises 17 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 1.248 km2.

The population density is 344 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.05.

Cagliari (Sardinian: Casteddu, "castle"; Latin: Caralis) is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia.

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The province of Cagliari 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 4.17% more than the average for the region of Sardinia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 5.6 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 1.95 days per month with fog and 0 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 24.68 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Cagliari is around 1464.04€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1544.97€ per month for an individual or 2310.27€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1543.7€ per month.

Overall, Cagliari is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Cagliari is around 6.37% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Cagliari is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 10.31 general practitioners and 58.2 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Cagliari is very high at 83.4 years of age.


Cagliari has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 65.9%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 32.6%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.42, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Cagliari, the vibrant capital of Sardinia, offers a lively and diverse nightlife that caters to different tastes.

The city is dotted with numerous bars, clubs, and lounges, where locals and visitors gather to enjoy the evening.

Cagliari's vibrant atmosphere and stunning coastal views add to the allure of its nightlife scene, making it a memorable experience.

Overall, Cagliari has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.75 bars and 3.99 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Cagliari is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2373 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 16.32% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.5 deadly road accidents and 13 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Cagliari.

This is respectively 7.41% less driving accidents than average and -0.78% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 43.68% lower than average with only 39.72 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 52.99% lower than average with 82.27 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 82.27 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 32.07% less the national average.

Cagliari has a moderate crime rate. The most common types of crimes in Cagliari include petty theft, pickpocketing, and property-related offenses.

It is advisable to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, particularly in crowded areas and tourist spots.

Taking precautions such as securing personal belongings, avoiding isolated areas at night, and using well-lit and populated streets can contribute to a safer experience in Cagliari.


Public transport in Cagliari is quite good, and traffic is somewhat high.

NaNThere are on average 0.68 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.60km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Cagliari consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Cagliari not very bike-friendly.


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