Oristano for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 157,707

🚑Healthcare: excellent

📚Education: poor

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: great

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: okay

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: excellent

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: poor

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1281.91€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 1922.86€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 247.1€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 353€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 494.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1285.17€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 1923.29€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 32640€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 54400€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 76160€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: poor

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 1922.86€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Oristano province in Sardinia
Map of the provinces of Sardinia including Oristano
The province of Oristano is the 103rd largest Italian province by population with 157.707 people, located in the Sardinia region.

The larger Oristano metropolitan area comprises 87 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 299.045 km2.

The population density is 53 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.03.

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The province of Oristano receives on average 246 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 4.24% more than the average for Italy and 0.49% more than the average for the region of Sardinia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.48 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 2.16 days per month with fog and 0 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 26.4 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Oristano is around 1285.17€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1281.91€ per month for an individual or 1923.29€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1503.34€ per month.

Overall, Oristano is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Oristano is around 22.31% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Oristano is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.85 general practitioners and 27.9 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Oristano is 81.8 years of age.


Oristano has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 45.7%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 13.7%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.36, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Oristano offers a variety of nightlife venues, including bars, clubs, and pubs in the city center and along the waterfront of Marina di Torre Grande.

These places offer diverse atmospheres, catering to different preferences.

Visitors can explore these areas to experience the vibrant nightlife scene in Oristano, characterized by a lively and enjoyable ambiance for socializing and entertainment.

Overall, Oristano has somewhat decent nightlife with 3.38 bars and 3.1 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Oristano is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 1654.3 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 41.66% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.7 deadly road accidents and 19.7 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Oristano.

This is respectively 29.63% more driving accidents than average and -52.71% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 79.10% lower than average with only 14.74 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 57.17% lower than average with 74.96 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 74.96 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 68.16% less the national average.

Oristano is considered a relatively safe city with a low crime rate.

The city maintains a secure environment for its residents and visitors.

Instances of crime in Oristano are generally limited to petty theft and pickpocketing, which can occur in crowded areas or tourist spots.

Travelers should take basic precautions such as securing personal belongings and being aware of their surroundings.

Oristano has a low violent crime rate, and road accidents are infrequent.

However, it's always important to follow traffic rules and exercise caution while moving around the city.


Public transport in Oristano is quite good, and traffic is very high.

NaNThere are on average 0.72 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 1.96km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Oristano consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Oristano somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.


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