Forlì-Cesena for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 394,627

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: average

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: good

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: a bit hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1836.18€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2754.28€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 404.6€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 578€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 809.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: expensive

💵Local Income: 1712.25€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2744.87€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 52560€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 87600€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 122640€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2754.28€/m

📡High-speed Internet: great

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: great

⛰️Hiking: great


The province of Forlì-Cesena is the 50th largest Italian province by population with 394.627 people, located in the Emilia-Romagna region.

The larger Forlì-Cesena metropolitan area comprises 30 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 23.784 km2. The population density is 166 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

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The province of Forlì-Cesena receives on average 234 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. This is 0.85% less than the average for Italy and 0.57% more than the average for the region of Emilia-Romagna.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.94 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 7.73 days per month with fog and 3.18 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C. In the summer, there are on average 20.39 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Forlì-Cesena is around 1712.25€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1836.18€ per month for an individual or 2744.87€ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 992.69€ per month.

Overall, Forlì-Cesena is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Forlì-Cesena is around 11.28% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Forlì-Cesena is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.54 general practitioners and 28.9 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Forlì-Cesena is very high at 83 years of age.


Forlì-Cesena has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 64.1%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 31.4%. 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.


Forlì-Cesena has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.93 bars and 3.99 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Forlì-Cesena is overall very safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 2906 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 2.48% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 18.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Forlì-Cesena. This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and -41.09% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 70.20% lower than average with only 21.02 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 15.19% higher than average with 201.6 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are uncommon with 201.6 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 7.32% less the national average.


Public transport in Forlì-Cesena 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 1.76km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Forlì-Cesena consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Forlì-Cesena somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.


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