Savona for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 276,064

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: good

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: great

🍸Nightlife: great

Recreation: great

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: great

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1890.93€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2836.39€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 515.9€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 737€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 1031.8€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: expensive

💵Local Income: 1591.19€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2807.07€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 101640€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 169400€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 237160€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2836.39€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Savona province in Liguria
Map of the provinces of Liguria including Savona
The province of Savona is the 77th largest Italian province by population with 276.064 people, located in the Liguria region.

The larger Savona metropolitan area comprises 69 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 154.629 km2.

The population density is 179 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.10.

Savona is a coastal city in Liguria, Northwest Italy, the capital of the Province of Savona.

It is the third largest city in Liguria, after Genoa and La Spezia.

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The province of Savona 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 2.56% less than the average for the region of Liguria.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.29 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.38 days per month with fog and 0.73 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 13.56 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Savona is around 1591.19€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1890.93€ per month for an individual or 2807.07€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 873.47€ per month.

Overall, Savona is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Savona is around 14.59% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Savona is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.56 general practitioners and 30.1 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Savona is very high at 82.1 years of age.


Savona has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 71.5%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 29.3%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.81, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Savona has pretty good nightlife with 5.42 bars and 7.06 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Savona is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3502 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 23.49% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.2 deadly road accidents and 11.6 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Savona.

This is respectively 62.96% less driving accidents than average and 10.08% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 59.15% lower than average with only 28.81 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 66.30% higher than average with 291.05 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 25.20% higher than average with 27.72 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Savona is considered a relatively safe city with a low crime rate.

Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded tourist areas, but they are relatively uncommon.

The city maintains effective safety measures and has a visible police presence, contributing to a secure environment.

Road accidents are infrequent, but it is important to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations when driving in Savona.


Public transport in Savona is quite good, and traffic is low.

NaNThere are on average 0.58 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.29km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Savona consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Savona not very bike-friendly.

The historic centre of Savona is relatively small and easily explored on foot.

Bus services may be useful for travelling out to the beach.




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