Florence for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 1,012,407

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: excellent

🥗For vegans: excellent

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 2138.8€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 3208.19€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 531.3€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 759€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 1062.6€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: expensive

💵Local Income: 1898.93€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 3185.36€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 92190€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 153650€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 215110€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: excellent

💃Fun: excellent

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 3208.19€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: good


Map of the Florence province in Tuscany
Map of the provinces of Tuscany including Florence
The province of Florence is the 12nd largest Italian province by population with 1.012.407 people, located in the Tuscany region.

The city of Florence is a historic city in Italy and the capital of the Tuscany region.

Florence is renowned for its art and architecture, with iconic landmarks such as the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery.

It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a rich cultural heritage and numerous museums and art galleries.

The larger Firenze metropolitan area comprises 41 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 3.515 km2.

The population density is 288 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.09.

Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy, with a population of about 383,000 (2016).

The city is a cultural, artistic and architectural gem, and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence was the home to powerful families, creative geniuses and scientific masterminds who left their legacies in the city's many museums and art galleries.

The city also has a very rich literary history, being the birthplace of the famous poet Dante, and standard Italian today is primarily based on the dialect of Tuscan spoken in Florence.

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The province of Florence receives on average 231 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 2.12% less than the average for Italy and 3.39% less than the average for the region of Tuscany.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.13 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 4.67 days per month with fog and 0.82 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 24.91 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Florence is around 1898.93€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 2138.8€ per month for an individual or 3185.36€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1255.41€ per month.

Overall, Firenze is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Florence is around 29.61% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Florence is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.01 general practitioners and 39.3 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Florence is very high at 83.5 years of age.


Florence has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 70.5%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 40.4%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.31, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Florence (Firenze) offers a captivating nightlife scene that blends history, art, and entertainment.

The city features a mix of traditional wine bars, trendy clubs, and live music venues where visitors can unwind and socialize.

Whether it's enjoying a glass of Tuscan wine, dancing to the rhythm of live music, or exploring the vibrant streets at night, Florence provides a magical and memorable nightlife experience.

Overall, Florence has pretty good nightlife with 2.37 bars and 4.18 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Florence is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 4277.3 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 50.83% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.5 deadly road accidents and 10.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Firenze.

This is respectively 7.41% less driving accidents than average and 20.93% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 47.20% lower than average with only 37.24 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 54.91% higher than average with 271.13 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 104.20% higher than average with 45.21 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Florence is generally a safe city for residents and tourists.

The historic center and main tourist areas are well-policed, and the city has a relatively low crime rate.

The most common types of crime in Florence are pickpocketing and theft, particularly in crowded areas and public transportation.

Travelers, especially women, should remain vigilant and take precautions to secure their belongings.

It is also recommended to avoid walking alone in quiet or poorly lit areas at night.

Florence has a low murder rate, and road accidents are generally infrequent, but it is still important to exercise caution when crossing roads and follow traffic rules.


Public transport in Florence is quite good, and traffic is low.

NaNThere are on average 0.56 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.72km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Firenze consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Firenze not very bike-friendly.

Most of the major tourist sights in Florence are within easy walking distance of each other.

It is possible to walk from one end of the historic center of Florence to the other - north-south or east-west - in a half hour.

Walking is not only an easy way to get around, it also offers the chance to 'take in' much more of the city life.

Be warned though, that electric motor scooters are small enough to fit where cars cannot.

They are silent but quick and in the summer they often travel into the plazas.

Some of the streets in central Florence are closed to traffic. Many more are simply too narrow for buses to get through. Therefore, bus and car tours are not recommended. This is a very small, very compact city that really needs to be seen by foot.

And, of course, if you need to, you can always buy a new pair of shoes in Florence.


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