Siracusa for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 399,224

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: poor

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: poor

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: poor

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: okay

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: excellent

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1493.73€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2240.6€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 330.75€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 472.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 661.5€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: average

💵Local Income: 1418.13€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2232.63€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 33450€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 55750€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 78050€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: poor

💸Nomad cost: 2240.6€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: poor

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Siracusa province in Sicily
Map of the provinces of Sicily including Siracusa
The province of Siracusa is the 49th largest Italian province by population with 399.224 people, located in the Sicily region.

The larger Siracusa metropolitan area comprises 21 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 212.413 km2.

The population density is 188 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.03.

Syracuse (Italian: Siracusa, Sicilian: Sarausa or Seragusa) is a city of 122,000 people (2017) on the eastern coast of Sicily.

The city has a rich Greek and Roman history, culture, amphitheatres, and architecture.

Syracuse is a good base for exploring south-east Sicily, including the Baroque towns of Ragusa and Noto, several archaeological sites, and the lively city of Catania.

"Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica" have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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The province of Siracusa receives on average 270 hours of sunshine per month, or 9 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 14.41% more than the average for Italy and 3.98% more than the average for the region of Sicily.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.54 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.26 days per month with fog and 0 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 31.79 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Siracusa is around 1418.13€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1493.73€ per month for an individual or 2232.63€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 634.35€ per month.

Overall, Siracusa is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Siracusa is around 9.48% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Siracusa is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.21 general practitioners and 24 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Siracusa is 80.9 years of age.


Siracusa has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 58.8%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 19.5%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.41, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Siracusa has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.47 bars and 4.23 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Siracusa is overall less safe than other Italian provinces for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3377.8 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 19.11% higher than the national average.

There have been around 1.1 deadly road accidents and 12 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Siracusa.

This is respectively 103.70% more driving accidents than average and 6.98% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 83.20% higher than average with 129.21 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 38.58% higher than average with 242.55 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 242.55 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 3.30% less the national average.

Overall, Siracusa is somewhat unsafe compared to other cities in Italy.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.71 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.22km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Siracusa consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Siracusa not very bike-friendly.

The city is easy to visit on foot. There are two areas of interest, both 20 min walk from the station. Southeast is the island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city; north is Neapolis, the archaeological area.


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