Prato for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 257,716

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: okay

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1668.69€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2503.03€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 366.1€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 523€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 732.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 1525.18€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2494.8€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 61650€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 102750€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 143850€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2503.03€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: excellent

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Prato province in Tuscany
Map of the provinces of Tuscany including Prato
The province of Prato is the 80th largest Italian province by population with 257.716 people, located in the Tuscany region.

The larger Prato metropolitan area comprises 7 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 36.572 km2.

The population density is 705 inhabitants per km2, making it highly densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Prato [dead link] is a city of about 195,000 inhabitants in Tuscany, immediately to the west of Florence, and also the capital of the Province of Prato.

The city is famous in Italy and beyond for textile production and for the biscotto di Prato (biscuit with almonds better known as "cantuccio").

In the last few decades, Prato has enjoyed a significant population boom and increased immigration.

It is now the second largest city in Tuscany, third largest in central Italy (after Rome and Florence) and the eighteenth largest in Italy.

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The province of Prato 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 7.18 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 4.7 days per month with fog and 1.31 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 22.28 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Prato is around 1525.18€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1668.69€ per month for an individual or 2494.8€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1169.38€ per month.

Overall, Prato is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Prato is around 1.13% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Prato is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.51 general practitioners and 24.7 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Prato is very high at 83.3 years of age.


Prato has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 52.3%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 20.8%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.64, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Prato, a city in the heart of Tuscany, offers a diverse nightlife scene that blends tradition with modern trends.

The city boasts a range of bars, pubs, and clubs catering to different preferences.

Prato's nightlife is known for its lively atmosphere and vibrant social scene, with locals and visitors enjoying evenings filled with music, drinks, and socializing.

Overall, Prato has somewhat decent nightlife with 1.97 bars and 3.53 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Prato is overall less safe than other Italian provinces for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 4426.1 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 56.08% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.2 deadly road accidents and 9.6 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Prato.

This is respectively 62.96% less driving accidents than average and 25.58% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 46.18% lower than average with only 37.96 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 56.70% higher than average with 274.26 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 283.15% higher than average with 84.83 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Overall, Prato is somewhat unsafe compared to other cities in Italy.


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

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

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

This makes Prato not very bike-friendly.

Cap Autolinee Prato operate five bus rapid transit (BRT) lines:


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