Rieti for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 155,503

🚑Healthcare: okay

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: okay

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: rainy

🌫️Fog: average

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1368.94€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2053.42€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 266€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 380€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 532€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1350.62€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2053.45€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 25560€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 42600€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 59640€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2053.42€/m

📡High-speed Internet: okay

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: good


Map of the Rieti province in Lazio
Map of the provinces of Lazio including Rieti
The province of Rieti is the 104th largest Italian province by population with 155.503 people, located in the Lazio region.

The larger Rieti metropolitan area comprises 73 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 275.052 km2.

The population density is 57 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.04.

Rieti is a small city in the region of Lazio in central Italy.

It has a population of close to 50,000 and is the capital of the province of Rieti.

The beauty of the landscape and the city's quietness, still uninvolved by mass tourism, make it a livable place and a favorite destination for many weekend tourists, coming mainly from Rome.

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The province of Rieti 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 5.05% less than the average for the region of Lazio.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 8.42 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 3.5 days per month with fog and 0.82 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 23.48 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Rieti is around 1350.62€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1368.94€ per month for an individual or 2053.45€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1218.66€ per month.

Overall, Rieti is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Rieti is around 17.04% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Rieti is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.82 general practitioners and 21.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Rieti is very high at 82.4 years of age.


Rieti has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 64.3%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 25.2%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.6, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Rieti has somewhat decent nightlife with 3.55 bars and 3.6 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Rieti is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2384.1 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 15.93% lower than the national average.

There have been around 1 deadly road accidents and 17.5 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Rieti.

This is respectively 85.19% more driving accidents than average and -35.66% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 70.58% lower than average with only 20.75 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 15.58% higher than average with 202.29 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 202.29 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 70.73% less the national average.

Overall, Rieti is a very safe place to visit and live in.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.74 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 1.16km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Rieti consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Rieti somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Rieti's mediaeval city centre is quite small and easy to walk, if you're not too tired.

It's better to leave the car outside the city walls, since there is little parking space inside the old town, and traffic is subject to limitations on certain areas (zona a traffico limitato or ZTL).


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