Sud Sardegna for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 350,725

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: average

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: great

👩For women: good

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: affordable

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1550.39€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2325.59€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 352.1€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 503€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 704.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 1464.04€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2315.57€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 45690€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 76150€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 106610€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: okay

😊Happiness: good

💸Nomad cost: 2325.59€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: poor

🏖️Beach: great

⛰️Hiking: poor


Map of the Sud Sardegna province in Sardinia
Map of the provinces of Sardinia including Sud Sardegna
The province of Sud Sardegna is the 61st largest Italian province by population with 350.725 people, located in the Sardinia region.

The larger Sud Sardegna metropolitan area comprises 107 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 653.078 km2.

The population density is 54 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.02.

Province of South Sardinia (Italian: Provincia del Sud Sardegna) is a province in Sardinia.

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The province of Sud Sardegna receives on average 246 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 4.24% more than the average for Italy and 0.49% more than the average for the region of Sardinia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.46 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 3.65 days per month with fog and 0 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 31.06 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Sud Sardegna is around 1464.04€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1550.39€ per month for an individual or 2315.57€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 1531.91€ per month.

Overall, Sud Sardegna is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Sud Sardegna is around 6.04% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Sud Sardegna is above average.

For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.09 general practitioners and 20.2 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Sud Sardegna is very high at 82.3 years of age.


Sud Sardegna has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 51.4%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 26.5%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.68, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Sud Sardegna has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.75 bars and 3.99 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Sud Sardegna is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2373 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 16.32% lower than the national average.

There have been around 1.6 deadly road accidents and 0 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Sud Sardegna.

This is respectively 196.30% more driving accidents than average and 100.00% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 43.68% lower than average with only 39.72 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 52.99% lower than average with 82.27 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 82.27 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 32.07% less the national average.

The Sud Sardegna region is known for its overall safety.

While some areas may experience higher crime rates, the region as a whole maintains a secure environment for residents and tourists.

Instances of crime in Sud Sardegna are generally low, with petty theft being the most common type of offense.

It is advisable to take basic precautions such as keeping personal belongings secure and being aware of your surroundings, particularly in crowded tourist areas.

Sud Sardegna has a low violent crime rate, and road accidents are relatively infrequent.

However, it's always recommended to follow traffic rules and exercise caution while exploring the region.


Public transport in Sud Sardegna is quite good, and traffic is very high.

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

Around 0.66km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Sud Sardegna consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Sud Sardegna not very bike-friendly.

A private vehicle is a great help to get around in the vast province, which is mostly mountainous as the distance from Cagliari increases. With a bit of courage, knowledge of Italian and flexibility you can travel around the province with the buses of the ARST/Trasporti Regionali della Sardegna, the two larger cities of Iglesias and Carbonia in the west of the province can be reached by train.


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