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Ferrara for Expats and Nomads

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๐Ÿ‘ฅPopulation: 345,691

๐Ÿš‘Healthcare: great

๐Ÿ“šEducation: great

๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธSafety: okay

๐ŸšจCrime: high

๐ŸšŒTransport: poor

๐ŸšฅTraffic: low

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธCyclable: excellent

๐Ÿ›๏ธCulture: excellent

๐ŸธNightlife: good

โšฝRecreation: good

๐ŸŒฆ๏ธClimate: okay

โ˜€๏ธSunshine: good

๐ŸฅตSummers: hot

๐ŸฅถWinters: very cold

๐ŸŒง๏ธRain: average

๐ŸŒซ๏ธFog: a lot

๐ŸƒAir quality: great

๐Ÿ‘ชFor family: excellent

๐Ÿ‘ฉFor women: great

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆLGBTQ+: good

๐Ÿฅ—For vegans: okay

๐Ÿ“ˆCost of Living: average

๐Ÿง‘๐ŸปExpenses (single person): 1703.2โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸซExpenses (tourist): 2554.8โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ Rental (studio apt.): 304.5โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ˜๏ธRental (2-room apt.): 435โ‚ฌ/m

๐ŸฐRental (3-room apt.): 609โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ™๏ธHousing Cost: affordable

๐Ÿ’ตLocal Income: 1726.83โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ‘ชExpenses (small family): 2560.08โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ Sale (studio apt.): 39330โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ˜๏ธSale (2-room apt.): 65550โ‚ฌ/m

๐ŸฐSale (3-room apt.): 91770โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปNomad-friendly: okay

๐Ÿ’ƒFun: good

๐Ÿค—Friendliness: great

๐ŸคEnglish-speakers: great

๐Ÿ˜ŠHappiness: great

๐Ÿ’ธNomad cost: 2554.8โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ“กHigh-speed Internet: excellent

๐Ÿ“ˆInnovation: good

๐Ÿ–๏ธBeach: great

โ›ฐ๏ธHiking: good


Map of the Ferrara province in Emilia-Romagna
Map of the provinces of Emilia-Romagna including Ferrara
The province of Ferrara is the 62nd largest Italian province by population with 345.691 people, located in the Emilia-Romagna region.

The larger Ferrara metropolitan area comprises 21 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 263.512 km2. The population density is 131 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.09.

Ferrara is a city in Italy. Together with the nearby delta of the Po river, Ferrara has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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The province of Ferrara receives on average 231 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. This is 2.12% less than the average for Italy and 0.72% less than the average for the region of Emilia-Romagna.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.28 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 15.46 days per month with fog and 4.52 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3ยฐC. In the summer, there are on average 24.35 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30ยฐC.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Ferrara is around 1726.83โ‚ฌ, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1703.2โ‚ฌ per month for an individual or 2560.08โ‚ฌ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 988.01โ‚ฌ per month.

Overall, Ferrara is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Ferrara is around 3.22% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Ferrara is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.91 general practitioners and 39.2 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Ferrara is very high at 82.1 years of age.


Ferrara has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 69.9%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 34.2%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.67, which is not far from the national average of 10.44. There are no universities in this province.


Ferrara has somewhat decent nightlife with 3.37 bars and 3.8 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Ferrara is overall moderately safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 3544.8 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 25.00% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.9 deadly road accidents and 9.7 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Ferrara. This is respectively 66.67% more driving accidents than average and 24.81% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 60.12% lower than average with only 28.13 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 40.67% higher than average with 246.2 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 19.20% higher than average with 26.39 reports per 100k inhabitants.


Public transport in Ferrara is lacking, and traffic is below average. There are on average 0.65 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 2.06km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Ferrara consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Ferrara somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Take your cue from the locals and rent a bike (at the train station, near the Duomo or interurban companies). Everyone bikes in Ferraraโ€”old ladies in fur coats, mothers and fathers each with a babyseat on the back, studentessas in skirts and stillettos, even the police officers themselves. It's really the most convenient way to get around this city made up of a twisting maze of cobblestone streets.


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