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Lecce for Expats and Nomads

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๐Ÿ‘ฅPopulation: 795,134

๐Ÿš‘Healthcare: good

๐Ÿ“šEducation: poor

๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธSafety: good

๐ŸšจCrime: high

๐ŸšŒTransport: poor

๐ŸšฅTraffic: high

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธCyclable: great

๐Ÿ›๏ธCulture: good

๐ŸธNightlife: good

โšฝRecreation: poor

๐ŸŒฆ๏ธClimate: good

โ˜€๏ธSunshine: great

๐ŸฅตSummers: very hot

๐ŸฅถWinters: not cold

๐ŸŒง๏ธRain: little

๐ŸŒซ๏ธFog: foggy

๐ŸƒAir quality: poor

๐Ÿ‘ชFor family: okay

๐Ÿ‘ฉFor women: okay

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆLGBTQ+: great

๐Ÿฅ—For vegans: excellent

๐Ÿ“ˆCost of Living: cheap

๐Ÿง‘๐ŸปExpenses (single person): 1231.66โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸซExpenses (tourist): 1847.49โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ Rental (studio apt.): 273.35โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ˜๏ธRental (2-room apt.): 390.5โ‚ฌ/m

๐ŸฐRental (3-room apt.): 546.7โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ™๏ธHousing Cost: affordable

๐Ÿ’ตLocal Income: 1148.51โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ‘ชExpenses (small family): 1840.79โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ Sale (studio apt.): 34020โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ˜๏ธSale (2-room apt.): 56700โ‚ฌ/m

๐ŸฐSale (3-room apt.): 79380โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปNomad-friendly: good

๐Ÿ’ƒFun: great

๐Ÿค—Friendliness: good

๐ŸคEnglish-speakers: okay

๐Ÿ˜ŠHappiness: poor

๐Ÿ’ธNomad cost: 1847.49โ‚ฌ/m

๐Ÿ“กHigh-speed Internet: poor

๐Ÿ“ˆInnovation: excellent

๐Ÿ–๏ธBeach: excellent

โ›ฐ๏ธHiking: great


Map of the Lecce province in Apulia
Map of the provinces of Apulia including Lecce
The province of Lecce is the 22nd largest Italian province by population with 795.134 people, located in the Apulia region.

The larger Lecce metropolitan area comprises 96 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 279.907 km2. The population density is 284 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.09.

Lecce (Salentino: Lรจcce) is a city in the Apulia region of Italy.

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The province of Lecce receives on average 249 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.3 hours of sunshine per day. This is 5.51% more than the average for Italy and 0.80% less than the average for the region of Apulia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.78 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 7.26 days per month with fog and 0.15 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3ยฐC. In the summer, there are on average 26.02 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30ยฐC.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Lecce is around 1148.51โ‚ฌ, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1231.66โ‚ฌ per month for an individual or 1840.79โ‚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 734.07โ‚ฌ per month.

Overall, Lecce is affordable compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Lecce is around 25.36% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Lecce is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.52 general practitioners and 24.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Lecce is very high at 82.9 years of age.


Lecce has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 50.4%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 18.2%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.42, which is lower than the national average of 10.44. There is one university in the province.


Lecce has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.58 bars and 3.85 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Lecce is overall moderately safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 2563.2 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 9.61% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 13.3 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Lecce. This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and -3.10% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 64.16% higher than average with 115.78 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 6.96% higher than average with 187.2 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are uncommon with 187.2 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 30.35% less the national average.


Public transport in Lecce is lacking, and traffic is very high. There are on average 0.72 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 1.09km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Lecce consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Lecce somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Public transport is managed by SGM company, with 20 bus lines and 4 trolleybus lines. Single tickets can be purchased at most of tobacconists and newspaper sellers around the city. The cost of a single ticket is โ‚ฌ1.00 (โ‚ฌ1.50 if bought on board), a 90-min ticket is โ‚ฌ1.30; a day ticket costs โ‚ฌ2.50 while a seven-day ticket costs โ‚ฌ9.70.


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