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Siena for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 267,197

🚑Healthcare: excellent

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: good

⚽Recreation: great

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: great

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: excellent

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1836.29€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2754.43€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 355.95€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 508.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 711.9€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 1810.17€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2754.65€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 60600€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 101000€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 141400€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2754.43€/m

📡High-speed Internet: okay

📈Innovation: good

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: good

Overview

Map of the Siena province in Tuscany
Map of the provinces of Tuscany including Siena
The province of Siena is the 78th largest Italian province by population with 267.197 people, located in the Tuscany region.

The larger Siena metropolitan area comprises 35 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 382.098 km2. The population density is 70 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.09.

Siena is a medieval city in Tuscany, some 70 km (43 mi) south of Florence. It is probably best known for a colourful horse race, Il Palio, conducted twice each year in the summer.



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Climate

The province of Siena receives on average 240 hours of sunshine per month, or 8 hours of sunshine per day. This is 1.69% more than the average for Italy and 0.38% more than the average for the region of Tuscany.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.03 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 2.13 days per month with fog and 1.52 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C. In the summer, there are on average 15.84 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Siena is around 1810.17€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1836.29€ per month for an individual or 2754.65€ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1170.46€ per month.

Overall, Siena is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Siena is around 11.28% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life

Healthcare

Healthcare in Siena is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.3 general practitioners and 49.5 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Siena is very high at 83.7 years of age.

Education

Siena has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 65.1%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 26.1%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.7, which is not far from the national average of 10.44. There are 2 universities within the province.

Leisure

Siena has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.44 bars and 4.94 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Siena is overall very safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 2159.3 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 23.85% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 17.8 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Siena. This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and -37.98% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 82.43% lower than average with only 12.39 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 1.29% higher than average with 177.28 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are uncommon with 177.28 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 72.85% less the national average.

Transport

Public transport in Siena is quite good, and traffic is somewhat high. There are on average 0.67 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.17km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Siena consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Siena not very bike-friendly.

The centre of Siena is accessible only on foot. Cars (other than taxis, police, etc.) are strictly prohibited; motorcycles and scooters are OK, though. Patrons of the central hotels are allowed to drive up and unload the luggage (and then get out), but only by obtaining one-time permission slips from the hotel front desk beforehand (also have them draw the route for you on a map and follow it to the letter; if you miss a turn, it may be wiser to head out the nearest gate, get on the circumferential road just outside the walls, return to the starting point and try again); have this pass handy if stopped by police while driving within the walls - or, in a pinch, at least a confirmation of your reservation. Don't rush your turns, and swing wide like a truck, as you would be sometimes required to fit between two stone walls into an opening just slightly wider than your vehicle. For more information, contact "Siena Parcheggi" tel. 0577-228711. To call or reserve a taxi, telephone the Central Reservation Office at 0577-49222.

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