Lecco for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 337,380

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: okay

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: a lot

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1965.27€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2947.91€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 306.6€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 438€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 613.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 2122.48€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2962.85€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 46920€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 78200€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 109480€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: poor

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2947.91€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Lecco province in Lombardy
Map of the provinces of Lombardy including Lecco
The province of Lecco is the 64th largest Italian province by population with 337.380 people, located in the Lombardy region.

The larger Lecco metropolitan area comprises 84 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 80.561 km2.

The population density is 419 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.04.

Lecco is a large town on the southeastern end of Lake Como in Lombardy, a region in Northwest Italy.

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The province of Lecco receives on average 210 hours of sunshine per month, or 7 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 11.02% less than the average for Italy and 4.87% less than the average for the region of Lombardy.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 9.44 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.23 days per month with fog and 3.12 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 16.77 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Lecco is around 2122.48€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1965.27€ per month for an individual or 2962.85€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1235.32€ per month.

Overall, Lecco is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Lecco is around 19.10% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Lecco is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.76 general practitioners and 22.2 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Lecco is very high at 82.1 years of age.


Lecco has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 67.3%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 32.8%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.68, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Lecco has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.23 bars and 2.81 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Lecco is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2669.6 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 5.86% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 7.9 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Lecco.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 38.76% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 41.95% lower than average with only 40.94 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 65.94% higher than average with 290.43 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 290.43 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 49.10% less the national average.

Lecco maintains a relatively low crime rate, but it is advisable to take precautions against petty theft and ensure personal safety.

Visitors should be mindful of their surroundings and keep personal belongings secure, particularly in crowded areas and popular tourist destinations.

Enjoying the scenic landscapes while practicing basic safety measures can contribute to a secure experience in Lecco.


Public transport in Lecco is lacking, and traffic is below average.

NaNThere are on average 0.61 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.31km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Lecco consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Lecco not very bike-friendly.

The city center is situated at walking distance from the main railway station and it's also a pedestrian zone, so walking is the best option.


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