Caltanissetta for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 262,458

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: poor

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: okay

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1153.61€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 1730.41€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 139.3€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 199€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 278.6€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1334.13€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 1747.23€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 20430€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 34050€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 47670€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: great

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 1730.41€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Caltanissetta province in Sicily
Map of the provinces of Sicily including Caltanissetta
The province of Caltanissetta is the 79th largest Italian province by population with 262.458 people, located in the Sicily region.

The larger Caltanissetta metropolitan area comprises 22 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 213.837 km2.

The population density is 123 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Caltanissetta is a medium-sized city in central Sicily, Italy. It features a rich and long history, the first settlement dating to the 19th century BC.

The city still has traces of the different cultures which followed one another in Sicily: its current structure dates to the 10th century AD and is due to the Arabs, while many additions were made during Norman times and under the Aragonese rule of the Moncada family.

During the 19th century, the city grew in wealth thanks to the extraction of vast nearby sulphur deposits.

With 88 mines in its territory, Caltanissetta was nicknamed the world's sulphur capital.

During the third decade of the 20th century, there was a period of intense cultural activity — so much that famed writer Leonardo Sciascia called it a "little Athens".

After the Second World War the city started a slow decline and is now one of the provincial capitals with the highest unemployment rates in the country.

It is particularly famous for its Easter rituals, which take place from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday.

Because of the similarity in their Easter traditions, Caltanissetta is twinned with the Spanish city of Seville.

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The province of Caltanissetta receives on average 252 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 6.78% more than the average for Italy and 2.95% less than the average for the region of Sicily.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.57 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.76 days per month with fog and 0.61 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 22.02 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Caltanissetta is around 1334.13€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1153.61€ per month for an individual or 1747.23€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 626.01€ per month.

Overall, Caltanissetta is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Caltanissetta is around 30.09% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Caltanissetta is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.49 general practitioners and 22.7 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Caltanissetta is 80.9 years of age.


Caltanissetta has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 43.9%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 14.6%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.2, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Caltanissetta has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.42 bars and 2.95 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Caltanissetta is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2831.1 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 0.16% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0 deadly road accidents and 17.1 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Caltanissetta.

This is respectively 100.00% less driving accidents than average and -32.56% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 26.60% lower than average with only 51.77 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 23.32% lower than average with 134.21 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 134.21 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 39.39% less the national average.

Overall, Caltanissetta is a very safe place to visit and live in.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.71 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

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

This makes Caltanissetta not very bike-friendly.

The only form of collective public transport available in the city are buses, operated by the SCAT local company. All lines start and end at the central station, making it easy to transfer to trains or to intercity buses. There are six main lines, plus a special school line, a special line to the monumental cemetery, and one to the street market organised each Saturday.


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