Parma for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 451,631

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: great

👪For family: great

👩For women: good

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 2049.59€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 3074.38€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 349.3€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 499€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 698.6€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 2149.52€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 3084.12€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 45750€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 76250€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 106750€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 3074.38€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Parma province in Emilia-Romagna
Map of the provinces of Emilia-Romagna including Parma
The province of Parma is the 41st largest Italian province by population with 451.631 people, located in the Emilia-Romagna region.

The larger Parma metropolitan area comprises 44 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 344.748 km2.

The population density is 131 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Parma is a city in the province of Parma, part of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

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The province of Parma 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 6.98 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 10.56 days per month with fog and 6.1 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 24.65 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Parma is around 2149.52€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 2049.59€ per month for an individual or 3084.12€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 998.13€ per month.

Overall, Parma is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Parma is around 24.21% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Parma is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.36 general practitioners and 34.3 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Parma is 81.4 years of age.


Parma has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 72.3%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 34.3%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.41, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Parma has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.84 bars and 3.37 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Parma is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3595.9 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 26.81% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.3 deadly road accidents and 12.7 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Parma.

This is respectively 44.44% less driving accidents than average and 1.55% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 55.03% lower than average with only 31.72 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 45.00% higher than average with 253.78 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 128.86% higher than average with 50.67 reports per 100k inhabitants.

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


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

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

Around 1.82km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Parma consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Parma somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Walk. Virtually everything in the historic city center is within easy and leisurely walking distance.

Sites across the river require a little more walking but still not too much.

The terrain is flat and biking is very popular among the locals.


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