Ravenna for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 389,456

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: a bit hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: great

👪For family: excellent

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 2109.86€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 3164.79€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 563.15€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 804.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 1126.3€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: expensive

💵Local Income: 1779.66€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 3134.54€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 62100€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 103500€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 144900€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 3164.79€/m

📡High-speed Internet: okay

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: great

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Ravenna province in Emilia-Romagna
Map of the provinces of Emilia-Romagna including Ravenna
The province of Ravenna is the 53rd largest Italian province by population with 389.456 people, located in the Emilia-Romagna region.

The city of Ravenna, with a population of approximately 79,938 residents, is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy.

Ravenna is known for its extraordinary Byzantine mosaics, which adorn several UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The city was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire and later the Ostrogothic Kingdom.

Visitors can explore the stunning mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, among others.

Ravenna also offers a rich cultural heritage, with historic buildings, charming streets, and a vibrant arts scene.

The larger Ravenna metropolitan area comprises 18 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 185.944 km2.

The population density is 209 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.07.

Ravenna is a city in the Romagna zone of Emilia-Romagna.

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The province of Ravenna receives on average 237 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 0.42% more than the average for Italy and 1.86% more than the average for the region of Emilia-Romagna.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.94 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 10.82 days per month with fog and 3.15 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 20.71 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Ravenna is around 1779.66€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 2109.86€ per month for an individual or 3134.54€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 992.19€ per month.

Overall, Ravenna is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Ravenna is around 27.86% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Ravenna is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.47 general practitioners and 28.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Ravenna is very high at 83.2 years of age.


Ravenna has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 69.8%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 28%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.73, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

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Overall, Ravenna has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.88 bars and 4.16 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Ravenna is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3484.3 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 22.87% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 12.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Ravenna.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and 5.43% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 62.88% lower than average with only 26.18 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 134.77% higher than average with 410.9 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 8.99% higher than average with 24.13 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Overall, Ravenna is quite safe to live and travel to.


Public transport in Ravenna is lacking, and traffic is very high.

NaNThere are on average 0.71 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 2.71km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Ravenna consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Ravenna somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Walk. The old town is a mainly pedestrian area with cafes and bars on every corner and some hidden away through small access alleys.

Note that everything is a little more expensive near the Basilica.

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.


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