Cremona for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 358,955

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: a lot

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: excellent

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1766.87€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2650.31€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 250.6€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 358€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 501.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1931.91€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2668.69€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 33660€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 56100€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 78540€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: good

💸Nomad cost: 2650.31€/m

📡High-speed Internet: good

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Cremona province in Lombardy
Map of the provinces of Lombardy including Cremona
The province of Cremona is the 58th largest Italian province by population with 358.955 people, located in the Lombardy region.

The larger Cremona metropolitan area comprises 113 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 177.046 km2.

The population density is 203 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.04.

Cremona is a city in Southern Lombardy in the Po valley of Italy, with a population of 71,000 in 2021.

It has a wonderful preserved medieval centre, with the cathedral and town hall ranged around the main piazza.

In the 17th century it became famous for its violins, especially those made by Stradivarius.

It was also the birthplace of the composer Claudio Monteverdi, best known for his opera L'Orfeo.

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The province of Cremona receives on average 228 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 3.39% less than the average for Italy and 3.28% more than the average for the region of Lombardy.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.44 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 14.29 days per month with fog and 5.57 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 22.17 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Cremona is around 1931.91€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1766.87€ per month for an individual or 2668.69€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1237.9€ per month.

Overall, Cremona is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Cremona is around 7.08% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Cremona is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.33 general practitioners and 25 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Cremona is 79.7 years of age.


Cremona has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 59.9%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 28%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.34, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Cremona has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.82 bars and 2.89 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Cremona is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2196.5 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 22.54% lower than the national average.

There have been around 1.5 deadly road accidents and 7.8 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Cremona.

This is respectively 177.78% more driving accidents than average and 39.53% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 61.62% lower than average with only 27.07 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 14.86% lower than average with 149.02 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 149.02 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 40.74% less the national average.

Cremona has a moderate crime rate, with common offenses including theft and property-related crimes.

Visitors should remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety.

It is advisable to secure personal belongings, particularly in crowded areas and tourist attractions.

Following basic safety practices can help enhance your security while in Cremona.


Public transport in Cremona is lacking, and traffic is below average.

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

Around 3.35km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Cremona consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Cremona somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Most places of interest are within a 10-min walk of the centre.

Take Bus L for the farmhouse museum and Bus D or G for St Sigismund.


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