Siena for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥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


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, 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.

As a walled hill city, Siena's centro storico is extremely picturesque, and from high towers, you can see the beautiful countryside that still largely surrounds the city.

With a few notable exceptions (including the pretty yellow colour of the sunflowers that are cultivated for oil for export), the Sienese countryside looks almost the same as it did in Medieval paintings.

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The province of Siena receives on average 240 hours of sunshine per month, or 8 hours of sunshine per day.NaN 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.

During 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 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.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Siena is very high at 83.7 years of age.


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%.NaN 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.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Siena, famous for its Palio horse race and medieval charm, offers a vibrant nightlife scene that reflects the city's energetic spirit.

The city features a mix of traditional wine bars, trendy clubs, and live music venues.

Siena's nightlife is particularly lively during special events and festivals, such as the Palio celebrations, when the streets are filled with festivities and revelry.

Whether you're interested in enjoying a relaxing evening at a wine bar or dancing the night away, Siena has a diverse range of options to suit different tastes.

Overall, 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.

NaNReports of house thefts are 1.29% higher than average with 177.28 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 177.28 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 72.85% less the national average.

Siena is considered a very safe city with a low crime rate.

It is known for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere, making it a popular destination for tourists and travelers.

Siena experiences minimal crime, with incidents mainly limited to petty theft or pickpocketing in crowded areas.

Women generally feel safe walking alone in Siena, especially in the well-trafficked tourist areas.

However, it is still recommended to take basic precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings and securing personal belongings.

Siena has a low murder rate, and road accidents are infrequent, but it's always important to be cautious and follow traffic rules when driving or crossing roads.


Public transport in Siena 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 0.17km 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.


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