Como for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 599,204

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: great

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: good

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: okay

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: a lot

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1932.21€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2898.31€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 370.3€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 529€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 740.6€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 1925.28€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2899.38€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 60600€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 101000€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 141400€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: great

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2898.31€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: excellent


Map of the Como province in Lombardy
Map of the provinces of Lombardy including Como
The province of Como is the 28th largest Italian province by population with 599.204 people, located in the Lombardy region.

The larger Como metropolitan area comprises 148 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 127.904 km2.

The population density is 468 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.04.

Como is a city at the southern end of Lake Como in Lombardy, Northwest Italy. It has a population of 84,000 (2015). The border with Switzerland is at the northwestern end of the city.

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The province of Como receives on average 216 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 8.47% less than the average for Italy and 2.15% less than the average for the region of Lombardy.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 9.08 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.15 days per month with fog and 3.06 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 17.47 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Como is around 1925.28€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1932.21€ per month for an individual or 2899.38€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1266.6€ per month.

Overall, Como is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Como is around 17.10% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Como is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.82 general practitioners and 20.8 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Como is 81.7 years of age.


Como has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 67.2%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 34.9%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.85, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Como, nestled on the shores of Lake Como, offers a sophisticated and elegant nightlife experience.

The city features a mix of stylish wine bars, rooftop lounges, and upscale clubs where visitors can enjoy a refined evening.

Como's nightlife scene is characterized by its stunning lake views, exclusive venues, and a blend of international and local clientele.

Overall, Como has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.53 bars and 3.28 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Como is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2176 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 23.27% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 6.4 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Como.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 50.39% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 52.80% lower than average with only 33.29 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 0.55% lower than average with 174.06 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 174.06 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 16.21% less the national average.

Como generally maintains a low crime rate. Visitors should still exercise caution and take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety and the security of their belongings.

Common types of crimes include petty theft and property-related offenses.

Being aware of your surroundings, using well-lit and populated areas, and securing personal belongings can contribute to a safer experience in Como.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.63 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.17km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Como consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Como not very bike-friendly.

Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como and it is recommended that you try to explore as many as you can whilst in the Lake Como area, spending the mornings on the west side with the afternoons on the east side of the lake, that way you will always stay in the sun.


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