The province of Piacenza receives on average 228 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.6 hours of sunshine per day. This is 3.39% less than the average for Italy and 2.01% less than the average for the region of Emilia-Romagna.
Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.82 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.
Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 11.4 days per month with fog and 7.15 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C. In the summer, there are on average 22.93 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.
The average monthly income in Piacenza is around 1867.54€, which is higher than the average for Italy.
The estimated cost of living is around 1756.97€ per month for an individual or 2648.47€ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 982.47€ per month.
Overall, Piacenza is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Piacenza is around 6.48% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.
Quality of Life
Healthcare in Piacenza is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.64 general practitioners and 23.7 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Piacenza is 80.1 years of age.
Piacenza has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 66.1%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 29.4%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.72, which is not far from the national average of 10.44. There are no universities in this province.
Overall, Piacenza has somewhat decent nightlife with 3.7 bars and 3.68 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.
Crime and Safety
The province of Piacenza is overall moderately safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 2869.4 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 1.19% higher than the national average.
There have been around 1.1 deadly road accidents and 13 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Piacenza. This is respectively 103.70% more driving accidents than average and -0.78% less work accidents than average.
Car theft is reportedly 46.19% lower than average with only 37.95 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 38.65% higher than average with 242.66 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 19.51% higher than average with 26.46 reports per 100k inhabitants.
Overall, Piacenza is quite safe to live and travel to.
Public transport in Piacenza is quite good, and traffic is below average. There are on average 0.63 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.
Around 1.88km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Piacenza consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Piacenza somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.
SETA run the local buses.
Mi Muovo is an integrated public transport pass for the region. Short-stay visitors might use "Mi Muovo Multibus", a 12-trip bus ticket, see Emilia Romagna#Get around.