Pescara for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 318,909

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: great

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: great

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: average

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: poor

👩For women: okay

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1504.93€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2257.4€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 296.8€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 424€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 593.6€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1481.72€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2256.57€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 42990€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 71650€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 100310€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: great

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2257.4€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: good


Map of the Pescara province in Abruzzo
Map of the provinces of Abruzzo including Pescara
The province of Pescara is the 68th largest Italian province by population with 318.909 people, located in the Abruzzo region.

The larger Pescara metropolitan area comprises 46 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 123.033 km2.

The population density is 259 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.08.

Pescara is a city of 120,000 people (2018) in Abruzzo.

It is the most populous city of the region, as well as being an active cultural centre (metal and mechanics, conciaria, refining of sulfur, petrochemical), agricultural market and port fishing boat.

Located on the sea, it is a popular seaside resort and has one of the most important and major tourist ports of Adriatic Sea.

This modern city is the birthplace of Gabriele D'Annunzio, and is rich in culture, art and traditions.

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The province of Pescara receives on average 249 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 5.51% more than the average for Italy and 4.08% more than the average for the region of Abruzzo.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.32 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 3.24 days per month with fog and 0.73 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 14.06 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Pescara is around 1481.72€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1504.93€ per month for an individual or 2256.57€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 660.41€ per month.

Overall, Pescara is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Pescara is around 8.80% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Pescara is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 11.57 general practitioners and 32.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Pescara is very high at 82.5 years of age.


Pescara has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 71%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 30.6%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.14, which is above the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Pescara, a coastal city in the Abruzzo region, offers a lively and diverse nightlife that combines beachfront entertainment with urban charm.

The city features a variety of bars, clubs, and beach clubs where visitors can enjoy live music, DJ sets, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Pescara's nightlife scene is known for its fusion of beach parties, trendy venues, and a bustling social scene.

Overall, Pescara has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.87 bars and 5.18 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Pescara is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3036.9 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 7.09% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.6 deadly road accidents and 15.9 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Pescara.

This is respectively 11.11% more driving accidents than average and -23.26% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 25.90% higher than average with 88.8 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 19.68% lower than average with 140.58 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 48.83% higher than average with 32.95 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Pescara offers a safe and secure environment with a low crime rate.

Instances of petty theft, pickpocketing, and property-related offenses are rare, contributing to a peaceful atmosphere for residents and visitors.

The city maintains effective safety measures and has a visible police presence, which further enhances safety.

Road accidents are infrequent, but it is advisable to drive responsibly and follow traffic regulations when traveling in Pescara.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.62 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.57km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Pescara consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Pescara not very bike-friendly.


Much of the city centre can be walked easily.


There are bike lanes traversing the city, and some bike rental places. See paths here.


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