Turin for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 2,256,142

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: average

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: great

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not very hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: little

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: excellent

🥗For vegans: excellent

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1914.71€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2872.07€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 309.4€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 442€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 618.8€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: affordable

💵Local Income: 2048.38€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2884.51€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 46830€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 78050€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 109270€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: excellent

💃Fun: great

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: great

💸Nomad cost: 2872.07€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: excellent

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: excellent


Map of the Turin province in Piedmont
Map of the provinces of Piedmont including Turin
The province of Turin is the 4th largest Italian province by population with 2.256.142 people, located in the Piedmont region. The city of Turin, with a population of approximately 878,074 residents, is located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Turin is known for its rich cultural heritage, elegant architecture, and as the birthplace of Italian cinema. The city is home to several royal residences, including the Palazzo Reale and the Palazzo Madama. Turin is also renowned for its culinary delights, with famous dishes such as agnolotti pasta and gianduja chocolate originating from the region. Additionally, the city is home to the iconic Mole Antonelliana, which houses the National Cinema Museum and offers panoramic views of the city.

The larger Torino metropolitan area comprises 312 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 6.829 km2. The population density is 330 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.07.

Turin (Italian: Torino, Piedmontese: Turin), a large city of about one million inhabitants, is set in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, an hour's drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean sea. It's famous for being the home of Italy's royal family. Today, Turin, with its fine, aristocratic atmosphere, old world sophisticated shops, grand boulevards and palaces, leafy parks, and several art galleries, is an increasingly popular tourist resort. The 2006 Winter Olympics, and its status the same year as World Book Capital, have prompted tourists to visit this beautiful and underestimated Italian city, which has a longstanding cultural and artistic history.

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The province of Turin receives on average 225 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. This is 4.66% less than the average for Italy and 1.35% more than the average for the region of Piedmont.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.26 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 2.33 days per month with fog and 3.97 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C. In the summer, there are on average 17.41 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Turin is around 2048.38€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1914.71€ per month for an individual or 2884.51€ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 925.34€ per month.

Overall, Torino is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Turin is around 16.03% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Turin is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.7 general practitioners and 29.9 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Turin is 81.8 years of age.


Turin has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 66.7%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 34%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.87, which is not far from the national average of 10.44. There are 2 universities within the province.


Turin offers a diverse and eclectic nightlife, blending historical charm with modern entertainment. While not as well-known for its nightlife as some other cities, Turin has a growing scene that caters to different preferences. Visitors can find trendy bars, live music venues, and clubs that offer a range of experiences. Turin's nightlife is characterized by its cultural events, themed parties, and unique venues, providing an exciting night out for those seeking something different.

Overall, Turin has pretty good nightlife with 2.7 bars and 3.89 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Turin is overall moderately safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 4232.6 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 49.26% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.2 deadly road accidents and 6.2 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Torino. This is respectively 62.96% less driving accidents than average and 51.94% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 92.19% higher than average with 135.55 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 38.89% higher than average with 243.08 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 112.56% higher than average with 47.06 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Torino is considered a safe city with a relatively low crime rate. Instances of petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded tourist areas, so it is advisable to remain vigilant and keep personal belongings secure. Torino has implemented effective safety measures and has a visible police presence. Road accidents are infrequent, but it is important to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations.


Public transport in Turin is quite good, and traffic is below average. There are on average 0.65 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66. The city of Torino is one of the very few places in Italy with an urban metro system, the Metropolitana di Torino.

Around 0.69km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Torino consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Torino not very bike-friendly.


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