Macerata for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 314,178

🚑Healthcare: okay

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1656.65€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2484.98€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 369.6€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 528€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 739.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 1529.64€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2475.59€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 38820€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 64700€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 90580€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: good

💸Nomad cost: 2484.98€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: great

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Macerata province in Marche
Map of the provinces of Marche including Macerata
The province of Macerata is the 70th largest Italian province by population with 314.178 people, located in the Marche region.

The larger Macerata metropolitan area comprises 55 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 277.934 km2.

The population density is 113 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Macerata is a city in Marche Region in Italy.

It is known for being the place where the Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci was born.

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The province of Macerata receives on average 234 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 0.85% less than the average for Italy and 0.76% less than the average for the region of Marche.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.22 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 1.02 days per month with fog and 2.1 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 22.14 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Macerata is around 1529.64€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1656.65€ per month for an individual or 2475.59€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 763.25€ per month.

Overall, Macerata is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Macerata is around 0.40% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Macerata is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.85 general practitioners and 21.9 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Macerata is very high at 83.2 years of age.


Macerata has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 63.9%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 26.8%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.47, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Macerata also offers a vibrant nightlife scene with various venues to suit different tastes.

One of the well-known nightlife spots in Macerata is Strada del Castellano, where you can find the Naif Club. It hosts special events and guest performances. Additionally, Komedia in Castelfidardo, located a short distance from Macerata, is a beautiful nightclub worth visiting.

These places provide an exciting atmosphere for partygoers and those seeking a memorable nightlife experience in Macerata.

Overall, Macerata has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.21 bars and 4.2 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Macerata is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2290 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 19.25% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.5 deadly road accidents and 16.3 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Macerata.

This is respectively 7.41% less driving accidents than average and -26.36% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 65.02% lower than average with only 24.67 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 7.93% lower than average with 161.14 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 161.14 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 47.92% less the national average.

Macerata is regarded as a safe city with a low crime rate.

The province of Macerata has been recognized as one of the safest provinces in Italy.

While specific data on crime rates in Macerata are not available, the local law enforcement, such as the State Police, is committed to maintaining public order and security.

Efforts are made to address urban decay, widespread crime, and youth discomfort through urban security services.

Macerata has seen instances of organized crime in the past, but initiatives have been undertaken to combat it and maintain safety.

As with any city, it is recommended to exercise general caution and be aware of your surroundings.


Public transport in Macerata is lacking, and traffic is very high.

NaNThere are on average 0.7 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.14km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Macerata consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Macerata not very bike-friendly.

Macerata has a bus system that will take visitors to harder to reach places outside of the walls in the newer parts of the city.

However, the most efficient, and in many ways more pleasant, way of seeing the city is to walk.

Macerata is an old Medieval town with the center of the city high on a hill.

The old part of town is completely walled in, with the newer parts of town lying outside of the walls.

Walking the old part of the city is easy in one day, but there are many alleys and side streets to get lost in, which you should allow yourself to do.

Macerata is not very easily accessible for those with disabilities, as there are a lot of stairs in the old part of town.


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