Modena for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 705,393

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: okay

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 2070.76€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 3106.15€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 356.3€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 509€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 712.6€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 2145.88€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 3115.31€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 48810€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 81350€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 113890€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: great

💸Nomad cost: 3106.15€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: excellent

🏖️Beach: okay

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Modena province in Emilia-Romagna
Map of the provinces of Emilia-Romagna including Modena
The province of Modena is the 24th largest Italian province by population with 705.393 people, located in the Emilia-Romagna region.

The larger Modena metropolitan area comprises 47 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 268.802 km2.

The population density is 262 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.05.

Modena is a town of the Emilia-Romagna Region, in the middle of northern Italy.

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The province of Modena 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 0.72% less than the average for the region of Emilia-Romagna.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.85 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 8.55 days per month with fog and 4.35 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 24.3 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Modena is around 2145.88€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 2070.76€ per month for an individual or 3115.31€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1022.37€ per month.

Overall, Modena is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Modena is around 25.49% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Modena is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.04 general practitioners and 33.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Modena is very high at 83 years of age.


Modena has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 64.3%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 32.5%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.75, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Overall, Modena has pretty good nightlife with 2.45 bars and 3.61 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Modena is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3722.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 31.27% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.7 deadly road accidents and 12.5 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Modena.

This is respectively 29.63% more driving accidents than average and 3.10% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 42.46% lower than average with only 40.58 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 87.49% higher than average with 328.15 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 50.09% higher than average with 33.23 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Overall, Modena is quite safe to live and travel to.


Public transport in Modena is lacking, and traffic is somewhat high.

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

Around 1.94km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Modena consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Modena somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Modena is well served by a trolleybus service, one of the largest in Italy, composed of 3 lines, and a bus service. All public transport is provided by SETA.


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