Pistoia for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 292,473

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: okay

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: okay

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: good

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: a bit hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: okay

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: average

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1597.44€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2396.17€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 276.5€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 395€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 553€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1619.58€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2402.91€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 44160€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 73600€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 103040€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2396.17€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Pistoia province in Tuscany
Map of the provinces of Tuscany including Pistoia
The province of Pistoia is the 74th largest Italian province by population with 292.473 people, located in the Tuscany region.

The larger Pistoia metropolitan area comprises 20 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 96.412 km2.

The population density is 303 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.08.

Pistoia is in the Tuscany region of Italy, halfway between Florence and Lucca, about 40 km away from each, with a population of about 100k that gives it a city feel, but it is tightly constructed and easy to get around and through by foot, however the city is rarely visited by tourists.

The strategic location of the city makes it easy to visit all of Tuscany.

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The province of Pistoia receives on average 228 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 3.39% less than the average for Italy and 4.64% less than the average for the region of Tuscany.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.38 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 4.55 days per month with fog and 1.52 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 20.8 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Pistoia is around 1619.58€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1597.44€ per month for an individual or 2402.91€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1173.34€ per month.

Overall, Pistoia is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Pistoia is around 3.19% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Pistoia is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.08 general practitioners and 22.9 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Pistoia is very high at 83.4 years of age.


Pistoia has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 58.7%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 24.9%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.2, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Pistoia has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.8 bars and 4.05 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Pistoia is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3056.7 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 7.79% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 11.5 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Pistoia.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 10.85% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 69.03% lower than average with only 21.84 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 85.41% higher than average with 324.51 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 30.98% higher than average with 29 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Pistoia is known for its safety and low crime rate. Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing are uncommon, ensuring a secure experience for residents and tourists.

Pistoia benefits from effective safety measures and a reliable police presence.

Road accidents are relatively infrequent, but it is important to exercise caution and follow traffic regulations when driving.


Public transport in Pistoia is lacking, and traffic is below average.

NaNThere are on average 0.65 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.74km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Pistoia consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Pistoia somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.


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