Chieti for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 385,588

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: okay

⚽Recreation: okay

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: okay

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: good

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1508.2€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2262.3€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 231.7€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 331€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 463.4€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1632.99€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2274.47€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 33990€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 56650€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 79310€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2262.3€/m

📡High-speed Internet: good

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: good


Map of the Chieti province in Abruzzo
Map of the provinces of Abruzzo including Chieti
The province of Chieti is the 55th largest Italian province by population with 385.588 people, located in the Abruzzo region.

The larger Chieti metropolitan area comprises 104 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 259.958 km2.

The population density is 148 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Chieti is an ancient and medium-sized town (2015 pop.

51,945) on the Pescara River, near the Adriatic Sea, in the Abruzzo region of South Central Italy, 200 km northeast of Rome.

It's a commercial and industrial center.

Known as the town of the chamomile for its tranquility, it offers a wide range of monuments, traces of its glorious and articulated past, but also a delicious urban park, two archaeological museums, and scenic views on Pescara valley, Gran Sasso and Majella mountains.

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The province of Chieti receives on average 243 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 2.97% more than the average for Italy and 1.57% more than the average for the region of Abruzzo.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.68 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.64 days per month with fog and 1.58 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 Chieti is around 1632.99€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1508.2€ per month for an individual or 2274.47€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 664.68€ per month.

Overall, Chieti is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Chieti is around 8.60% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Chieti is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 10.63 general practitioners and 33.1 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

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


Chieti has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 67.3%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 23.1%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.45, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Overall, Chieti has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.74 bars and 4.35 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Chieti is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2350 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 17.13% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.5 deadly road accidents and 20.6 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Chieti.

This is respectively 7.41% less driving accidents than average and -59.69% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 6.76% lower than average with only 65.76 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 33.94% lower than average with 115.61 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 115.61 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 56.37% less the national average.

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


Public transport in Chieti is lacking, and traffic is somewhat high.

NaNThere are on average 0.67 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.00km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Chieti consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Chieti not very bike-friendly.

You can use the Chieti's public bus and trolleybus system, provided by Società Unica Abruzzese di Trasporto and La Panoramica, but you can also visit the town center by foot, because it is small and there are many restricted traffic areas, such as the main street (Corso Marrucino) and the urban park (Villa Frigerj).

It can be difficult to visit the town center by car due to the traffic limitations and the limited number of parking lots.


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