Mantua for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 412,292

🚑Healthcare: okay

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: great

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: a lot

🍃Air quality: great

👪For family: okay

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: average

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1749.62€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2624.42€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 263.55€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 376.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 527.1€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1889.82€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2639.59€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 33000€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 55000€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 77000€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2624.42€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: good


Map of the Mantua province in Lombardy
Map of the provinces of Lombardy including Mantua
The province of Mantua is the 48th largest Italian province by population with 412.292 people, located in the Lombardy region.

The larger Mantova metropolitan area comprises 64 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 234.144 km2.

The population density is 176 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.04.

Mantua (Italian: Mantova, Lombard: Mantua) is a world heritage listed city in Lombardy, Italy not far from Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.

Because of the power and influence of the Gonzaga family, which used to own the city for over 400 years, Mantua was considered one of the most important cultural cities in the Renaissance and it maintains a lot of the buildings that made it famous during that period.

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The province of Mantua receives on average 228 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 3.39% less than the average for Italy and 3.28% more than the average for the region of Lombardy.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.29 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 13.33 days per month with fog and 4.93 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 22.2 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Mantua is around 1889.82€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1749.62€ per month for an individual or 2639.59€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1244.27€ per month.

Overall, Mantova is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Mantua is around 6.03% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Mantua is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.37 general practitioners and 21.2 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Mantua is 81.6 years of age.


Mantua has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 57.9%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 21.4%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.08, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Mantova, although a smaller city, has a vibrant nightlife scene that attracts locals and tourists alike.

The city's historic center comes alive after dark with cozy wine bars, trendy pubs, and lively music venues.

Visitors can enjoy live performances, cultural events, and a vibrant atmosphere that blends the city's rich history with contemporary entertainment.

Mantova's nightlife offers a charming and intimate experience for those seeking a memorable night out.

Overall, Mantua has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.53 bars and 2.98 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Mantua is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2615.9 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 7.75% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 8.4 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Mantova.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 34.88% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 68.27% lower than average with only 22.38 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 24.96% higher than average with 218.7 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 218.7 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 9.89% less the national average.

Mantua is known as La Bella Addormentata, a sleeping beauty that hasn't changed since the Middle Ages.

The city is generally considered safe for residents and visitors.

However, it is always advisable to exercise caution and common sense when exploring any destination.

Mantua has a lower crime rate compared to more populated areas, and incidents of theft or other crimes are relatively rare.

Nonetheless, it is recommended to take basic precautions such as securing personal belongings and staying in well-lit and populated areas, especially at night.

Mantua has a low murder rate, and road accidents are infrequent.

Overall, it provides a safe environment for tourists to enjoy.


Public transport in Mantua is quite good, and traffic is below average.

NaNThere are on average 0.64 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 2.85km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Mantova consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Mantova somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

APAM S.p.a. manages the bus urban service in town and in the nearby municipalities and it's a good choice to move around the different areas of the city.


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