Sassari for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 491,571

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: poor

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: low

🚌Transport: great

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: okay

👩For women: okay

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1740.9€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2611.35€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 590.1€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 843€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 1180.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: expensive

💵Local Income: 1242.8€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2561.58€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 82380€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 137300€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 192220€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: good

💸Nomad cost: 2611.35€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Sassari province in Sardinia
Map of the provinces of Sardinia including Sassari
The province of Sassari is the 38th largest Italian province by population with 491.571 people, located in the Sardinia region.

The larger Sassari metropolitan area comprises 92 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 769.175 km2.

The population density is 64 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.05.

Sassari [formerly dead link] is a city in Sardinia. It is one of the oldest cities in Sardinia.

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The province of Sassari receives on average 246 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 4.24% more than the average for Italy and 0.49% more than the average for the region of Sardinia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.76 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.55 days per month with fog and 0.09 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 23.98 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Sassari is around 1242.8€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1740.9€ per month for an individual or 2561.58€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1552.75€ per month.

Overall, Sassari is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Sassari is around 5.50% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Sassari is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 10.12 general practitioners and 34.5 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Sassari is 81.8 years of age.


Sassari has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 49.4%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 15.9%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.86, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There is one university in the province.


Sassari, a lively city in northern Sardinia, offers a vibrant and energetic nightlife that reflects its youthful population and dynamic atmosphere.

The city's historic center is filled with charming bars, pubs, and clubs, creating a lively social scene after dark.

Sassari hosts various cultural events, music festivals, and live performances throughout the year, attracting both locals and visitors.

Overall, Sassari has pretty good nightlife with 4.53 bars and 5.6 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Sassari is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2748 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 3.09% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.9 deadly road accidents and 12.5 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Sassari.

This is respectively 66.67% more driving accidents than average and 3.10% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 44.99% lower than average with only 38.8 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 37.69% lower than average with 109.06 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 109.06 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 53.88% less the national average.

Sassari is generally considered a safe city to visit.

While it maintains a relatively low crime rate, like any urban area, instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded places and public transportation.

Travelers are advised to take basic precautions such as keeping personal belongings secure and remaining vigilant in tourist areas.

Sassari has a moderate level of street crime, but violent crimes are relatively rare.

Road accidents are infrequent, but it's important to adhere to traffic regulations and exercise caution while driving.


Public transport in Sassari is quite good, and traffic is somewhat high.

NaNThere are on average 0.67 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.05km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Sassari consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Sassari not very bike-friendly.




The city center has a limited traffic zone (ZTL) (map and hours).

Motorcycles are allowed, but most other vehicles are prohibited from accessing it most of the time.


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