La Spezia for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 219,556

🚑Healthcare: okay

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: very low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: great

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: good

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: rainy

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: okay

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: average

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1681€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2521.5€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 325.15€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 464.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 650.3€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: average

💵Local Income: 1681.95€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2521.83€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 65700€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 109500€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 153300€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2521.5€/m

📡High-speed Internet: okay

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: great

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the La Spezia province in Liguria
Map of the provinces of Liguria including La Spezia
The province of La Spezia is the 87th largest Italian province by population with 219.556 people, located in the Liguria region.

The city of La Spezia, with a population of approximately 94,641 residents, is situated on the Ligurian Sea in northern Italy.

It serves as a major port city and gateway to the breathtaking Cinque Terre region.

La Spezia offers a picturesque waterfront promenade, lined with colorful buildings and charming cafes.

Visitors can explore the historic old town, visit the Naval Museum, and take boat trips to the scenic villages of Cinque Terre, known for their vibrant pastel houses and stunning coastal views.

The larger La Spezia metropolitan area comprises 32 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 88.135 km2.

The population density is 249 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.09.

La Spezia is a town in Liguria in the northwestern region of Italy.

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The province of La Spezia 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 1.28% less than the average for the region of Liguria.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 8.01 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.44 days per month with fog and 0.44 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 22.9 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in La Spezia is around 1681.95€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1681€ per month for an individual or 2521.83€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 868.66€ per month.

Overall, La Spezia is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in La Spezia is around 1.87% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in La Spezia is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.33 general practitioners and 26.7 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in La Spezia is very high at 82.3 years of age.


La Spezia has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 73.3%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 24.2%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.25, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


La Spezia has a lively nightlife scene that combines coastal charm with entertainment options.

The city offers a range of bars, pubs, and clubs where visitors can enjoy live music, dance, and socialize.

From beachfront venues to hidden gems in the city center, La Spezia has something for everyone.

The nightlife in La Spezia provides a lively and enjoyable experience for both locals and tourists.

Overall, La Spezia has somewhat decent nightlife with 3.67 bars and 5.84 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of La Spezia is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3053.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 7.67% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0 deadly road accidents and 20.9 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in La Spezia.

This is respectively 100.00% less driving accidents than average and -62.02% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 74.12% lower than average with only 18.25 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 15.28% lower than average with 148.27 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 7.14% higher than average with 23.72 reports per 100k inhabitants.

La Spezia is generally a safe city for residents and tourists.

Located in the Liguria region, the city has a relatively low crime rate.

Common crimes in La Spezia are pickpocketing and theft, particularly in crowded tourist 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.

La Spezia has a low murder rate, and road accidents are generally infrequent.

However, it is still important to exercise caution when crossing roads and follow traffic rules.


Public transport in La Spezia is quite good, and traffic is low.

NaNThere are on average 0.53 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.30km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in La Spezia consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes La Spezia not very bike-friendly.


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