Taranto for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 576,756

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: poor

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: high

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: good

🍸Nightlife: poor

Recreation: poor

🌦️Climate: great

☀️Sunshine: great

🥵Summers: very hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: little

🌫️Fog: average

🍃Air quality: poor

👪For family: okay

👩For women: poor

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: great

🥗For vegans: okay

📈Cost of Living: cheap

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1399.45€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2099.17€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 261.1€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 373€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 522.2€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: cheap

💵Local Income: 1430.73€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2101.35€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 30960€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 51600€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 72240€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: good

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: okay

🤐English-speakers: poor

😊Happiness: poor

💸Nomad cost: 2099.17€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: okay


Map of the Taranto province in Apulia
Map of the provinces of Apulia including Taranto
The province of Taranto is the 30th largest Italian province by population with 576.756 people, located in the Apulia region.

The larger Taranto metropolitan area comprises 29 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 246.735 km2.

The population density is 234 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.06.

Taranto (Tarantino: Tarde) is a city on the Ionian coast of Apulia, in southeastern Italy.

With 200,000 inhabitants it is the third-largest city of Southern Italy and the second-largest city of the region, after the capital Bari.

Taranto is home of one of the most important naval bases in Italy and it boasts a thousand-year-old history, having been one of the most powerful cities of the Mediterranean during the Greek period.

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The province of Taranto receives on average 252 hours of sunshine per month, or 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 6.78% more than the average for Italy and 0.40% more than the average for the region of Apulia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 6.21 days per month, which is below average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 3.09 days per month with fog and 0.18 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 26.98 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Taranto is around 1430.73€, which is lower than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1399.45€ per month for an individual or 2101.35€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 719.22€ per month.

Overall, Taranto is affordable compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Taranto is around 15.19% cheaper than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Taranto is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 9.45 general practitioners and 21.9 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Taranto is very high at 82.6 years of age.


Taranto has a lower-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 47.1%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 15.4%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 9.36, which is lower than the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Taranto has somewhat decent nightlife with 2.45 bars and 3.34 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Taranto is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2497.9 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 11.91% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.4 deadly road accidents and 14.7 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Taranto.

This is respectively 25.93% less driving accidents than average and -13.95% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 73.03% higher than average with 122.04 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 14.31% lower than average with 149.97 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 149.97 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 7.72% less the national average.

Overall, Taranto is quite safe to live and travel to.


Public transport in Taranto is quite good, and traffic is low.

NaNThere are on average 0.58 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.35km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Taranto consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Taranto not very bike-friendly.


AMAT is the company that manages the local bus transport system.

A single ticket (biglietto ordinario) can be purchased at every tobacconist and newspaper seller for €1, or it can be bought on board for €1.50 and it is valid for a single ride.

You can also choose a ticket valid for 90 minutes (€1.30), a 1-day solution ticket (€2.60), a 3-days ticket (€6.50) or a 7-days ticket (€15.50).



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