Perugia for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 656,382

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: high

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1557.5€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2336.25€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 254.45€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 363.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 508.9€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1614.17€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2345.82€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 34020€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 56700€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 79380€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2336.25€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: okay

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Perugia province in Umbria
Map of the provinces of Umbria including Perugia
The province of Perugia is the 25th largest Italian province by population with 656.382 people, located in the Umbria region.

The city of Perugia, with a population of approximately 168,066 residents, is the capital of the Umbria region in central Italy.

Perugia is a city rich in history, art, and culture.

It is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, Renaissance art, and prestigious universities.

The city's historic center features charming cobblestone streets, ancient Etruscan walls, and iconic landmarks such as the stunning Palazzo dei Priori and the magnificent Cathedral of San Lorenzo.

Perugia also hosts the renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, attracting music enthusiasts from around the world.

Visitors can indulge in the city's culinary delights, including the famous Perugina chocolates.

The larger Perugia metropolitan area comprises 59 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 633.715 km2.

The population density is 104 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.08.

Perugia is a city in the Italian region of Umbria.

It has an important university that attracts many foreign students, is a major center of medieval art, has a stunningly beautiful central area and is home of the Umbria Jazz Festival.

The city is also a major producer of chocolates.

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The province of Perugia receives on average 243 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 2.97% more than the average for Italy and 0.62% more than the average for the region of Umbria.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.07 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 1.72 days per month with fog and 3.06 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 12.51 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Perugia is around 1614.17€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1557.5€ per month for an individual or 2345.82€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 692.66€ per month.

Overall, Perugia is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Perugia is around 5.61% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Perugia is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.64 general practitioners and 33.3 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Perugia is very high at 83.6 years of age.


Perugia has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 72.7%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 31%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.11, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Perugia, the picturesque capital of Umbria, offers a vibrant and eclectic nightlife that reflects its youthful energy and artistic vibe.

The city is known for its thriving student population, which contributes to a lively atmosphere after dark.

Perugia's historic center is filled with a mix of traditional taverns, trendy bars, and music venues, providing a diverse nightlife experience.

Overall, Perugia has pretty good nightlife with 2.8 bars and 3.89 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Perugia is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3014.8 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 6.31% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.8 deadly road accidents and 16.9 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Perugia.

This is respectively 48.15% more driving accidents than average and -31.01% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 59.97% lower than average with only 28.23 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 32.68% higher than average with 232.22 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 232.22 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 4.88% less the national average.

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

Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded tourist areas, but they are relatively uncommon.

The city maintains effective safety measures and has a visible police presence, contributing to a secure environment.

Road accidents are infrequent, but it is important to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations when driving in Perugia.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.75 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.46km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Perugia consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Perugia not very bike-friendly.


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