Cosenza for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 705,753

🚑Healthcare: okay

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: poor

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1143.08€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 1714.62€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 231.35€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 330.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 462.7€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1112.12€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 1712.82€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 27540€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 45900€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 64260€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: excellent

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 1714.62€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Cosenza province in Calabria
Map of the provinces of Calabria including Cosenza
The province of Cosenza is the 23rd largest Italian province by population with 705.753 people, located in the Calabria region.

The city of Cosenza, with a population of approximately 69,393 residents, is located in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Cosenza is known for its historical and artistic heritage, featuring a mix of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.

The city is dominated by its ancient hilltop Norman-Swabian Castle, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Cosenza's historic center is a labyrinth of narrow streets and picturesque squares, such as Piazza XV Marzo and Piazza Duomo.

The city also serves as a gateway to the scenic Sila National Park.

The larger Cosenza metropolitan area comprises 150 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 670.975 km2.

The population density is 105 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.05.

Cosenza is an Italian city of Calabria, capital of the homonymous province.

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The province of Cosenza receives on average 246 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 4.24% more than the average for Italy and 2.61% less than the average for the region of Calabria.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.54 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.15 days per month with fog and 0.32 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 30.6 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Cosenza is around 1112.12€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1143.08€ per month for an individual or 1712.82€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 524.58€ per month.

Overall, Cosenza is cheap compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Cosenza is around 30.73% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Cosenza is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.13 general practitioners and 23.5 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Cosenza is 82 years of age.


Cosenza has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 58.8%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 27.3%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.32, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Cosenza offers a vibrant nightlife scene that blends traditional and modern entertainment.

The city features a range of bars, pubs, and clubs where visitors can enjoy live music, DJ sets, and a lively atmosphere.

Cosenza's nightlife is known for its warm hospitality, friendly locals, and a variety of venues that cater to different tastes and preferences.

Whether it's enjoying local wines, dancing to the rhythm of traditional music, or experiencing the city's contemporary music scene, Cosenza has something for everyone.

Overall, Cosenza has pretty good nightlife with 3.02 bars and 4.06 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Cosenza is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2131.3 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 24.84% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.6 deadly road accidents and 16.5 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Cosenza.

This is respectively 11.11% more driving accidents than average and -27.91% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 14.58% higher than average with 80.81 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 46.73% lower than average with 93.23 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 93.23 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 52.26% less the national average.

Cosenza is generally considered a safe city with a low crime rate.

Located in the Calabria region, the city maintains a peaceful environment for residents and visitors.

The most common types of crime in Cosenza are related to petty theft and pickpocketing, which can occur in crowded tourist areas.

Travelers should remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to safeguard personal belongings.

Women usually feel safe walking alone in Cosenza, but it is always recommended to exercise caution, particularly at night and in less-populated areas.

Cosenza has a low murder rate, and road accidents are infrequent. However, it is still important to adhere to traffic regulations and drive responsibly.


Public transport in Cosenza is quite good, and traffic is very high.

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

Around 2.46km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Cosenza consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Cosenza somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.


  • AMACO is the company that manages the Cosenza bus lines.


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