Catanzaro for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 358,316

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: okay

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: okay

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1326.3€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 1989.46€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 298.55€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 426.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 597.1€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1237.48€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 1981.41€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 28200€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 47000€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 65800€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 1989.46€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Catanzaro province in Calabria
Map of the provinces of Calabria including Catanzaro
The province of Catanzaro is the 59th largest Italian province by population with 358.316 people, located in the Calabria region.

The city of Catanzaro, with a population of approximately 91,492 residents, is the capital of the Calabria region in southern Italy.

Located on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Squillace, Catanzaro offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

The city is known for its historic center, with medieval and Baroque architecture, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Norman Castle.

Catanzaro is also a cultural hub, hosting events such as the Catanzaro Jazz Festival and the International Folklore Festival.

The larger Catanzaro metropolitan area comprises 80 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 241.545 km2.

The population density is 148 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

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The province of Catanzaro 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 0.95% more than the average for the region of Calabria.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.94 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.15 days per month with fog and 0.12 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 25.7 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Catanzaro is around 1237.48€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1326.3€ per month for an individual or 1981.41€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 507.56€ per month.

Overall, Catanzaro is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Catanzaro is around 19.62% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Catanzaro is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.99 general practitioners and 41.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Catanzaro is very high at 82.5 years of age.


Catanzaro has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 55.7%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 22.7%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.88, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Catanzaro, the capital of the Calabria region, offers a diverse and lively nightlife that combines traditional charm with modern entertainment.

The city features a variety of bars, pubs, and clubs catering to different preferences.

Catanzaro's historic center is a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and experience the city's nightlife.

Overall, Catanzaro has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.49 bars and 3.82 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Catanzaro is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3104.7 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 9.48% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 12.9 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Catanzaro.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 0.00% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 45.44% higher than average with 102.58 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 48.96% lower than average with 89.33 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 89.33 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 59.26% less the national average.

Catanzaro is considered a relatively safe province in Calabria.

While it may have had higher crime rates in the past, there have been significant improvements in safety and security measures.

Visitors and residents generally enjoy their time in Catanzaro without major safety concerns.

However, it is still recommended to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, particularly in crowded areas or tourist spots.

Keeping your belongings secure and following any local safety guidelines will contribute to a safe and enjoyable experience in Catanzaro.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.7 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.71km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Catanzaro consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Catanzaro not very bike-friendly.


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