Genoa for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 837,427

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: high

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: very low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: great

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: poor

👩For women: good

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: average

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1867.88€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2801.83€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 322€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 460€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 644€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: average

💵Local Income: 1982.56€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2809.98€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 62670€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 104450€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 146230€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: great

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2801.83€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Genoa province in Liguria
Map of the provinces of Liguria including Genoa
The province of Genoa is the 21st largest Italian province by population with 837.427 people, located in the Liguria region.

The city of Genoa (Genova) is located on the northwest coast of Italy, in the region of Liguria.

It is a historic port city and birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Genoa is known for its charming old town, with narrow streets (known as caruggi), historic palaces, and medieval architecture.

The city has a rich maritime heritage and is home to the largest aquarium in Italy, the Genoa Aquarium.

The larger Genova metropolitan area comprises 67 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 1.839 km2.

The population density is 455 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.12.

Genoa (Italian: Genova, Ligurian: Zena) is a historic port city in northern Italy, the capital of the Liguria region.

As a tourist attraction, it is often overshadowed by cities such as Rome or Venice, even though it has a long history as a rich and powerful trade centre.

However, with its multitude of hidden gems behind cozy alleyways, excellent cuisine (notably fish and seafood), renovated old port, beautiful sights (including one of Europe's biggest aquariums), and its position as the European Capital of Culture in 2004, the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo) is an enticing place which is gradually becoming more included in the tourism market.

With its profusion of slate-roofed houses, lovely seaside villas, and several luxurious boutiques, Genoa is a must-see if you want to experience the quintessential Italy.

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The province of Genoa receives on average 225 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 4.66% less than the average for Italy and 3.85% less than the average for the region of Liguria.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.39 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.41 days per month with fog and 0.79 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 12.48 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Genoa is around 1982.56€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1867.88€ per month for an individual or 2809.98€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 921.18€ per month.

Overall, Genova is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Genoa is around 13.20% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Genoa is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.39 general practitioners and 42.8 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Genoa is 81.4 years of age.


Genoa has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 72.2%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 34%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.35, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Overall, Genoa has pretty good nightlife with 3.84 bars and 5 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Genoa is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3797.7 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 33.92% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.6 deadly road accidents and 15.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Genova.

This is respectively 11.11% more driving accidents than average and -17.83% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 55.89% lower than average with only 31.11 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 20.97% lower than average with 138.31 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 126.96% higher than average with 50.25 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Overall, Genoa is quite safe to live and travel to.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.48 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

The city of Genova is one of the very few places in Italy with an urban metro system, the Metropolitana di Genova.

Around 0.13km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Genova consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Genova not very bike-friendly.


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