Sondrio for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 181,095

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: good

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: okay

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: okay

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: rainy

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1615.71€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2423.56€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 263.2€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 376€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 526.4€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 1706.24€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2433.64€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 49680€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 82800€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 115920€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2423.56€/m

📡High-speed Internet: great

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Sondrio province in Lombardy
Map of the provinces of Lombardy including Sondrio
The province of Sondrio is the 95th largest Italian province by population with 181.095 people, located in the Lombardy region.

The larger Sondrio metropolitan area comprises 77 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 319.576 km2.

The population density is 57 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.05.

Sondrio is a town of 22,000 people (2018) in Sondrio Province in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

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The province of Sondrio receives on average 213 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 9.75% less than the average for Italy and 3.51% less than the average for the region of Lombardy.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 8.6 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.06 days per month with fog and 4.23 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 18.49 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Sondrio is around 1706.24€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1615.71€ per month for an individual or 2433.64€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1216.64€ per month.

Overall, Sondrio is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Sondrio is around 2.09% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Sondrio is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.54 general practitioners and 22.3 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Sondrio is 80.6 years of age.


Sondrio has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 67%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 17.6%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.31, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Sondrio has somewhat decent nightlife with 3.16 bars and 3.14 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Sondrio is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2062.6 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 27.26% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.5 deadly road accidents and 9.9 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Sondrio.

This is respectively 7.41% less driving accidents than average and 23.26% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 92.95% lower than average with only 4.97 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 54.21% lower than average with 80.14 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 80.14 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 72.54% less the national average.

Sondrio is known for its stunning mountain scenery and outdoor activities.

The province generally maintains a low crime rate, providing a safe environment for residents and visitors.

However, it is always important to exercise caution and follow standard safety practices.

Enjoying the natural beauty of Sondrio while practicing basic safety measures can contribute to a secure experience.


Public transport in Sondrio is lacking, and traffic is below average.

NaNThere are on average 0.6 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 2.08km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Sondrio consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Sondrio somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.


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