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Trieste for Expats and Nomads

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👥Population: 234,493

🚑Healthcare: great

📚Education: excellent

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: too much

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: very low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: poor

🏛️Culture: excellent

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: not cold

🌧️Rain: rainy

🌫️Fog: average

🍃Air quality: okay

👪For family: great

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: good

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1949.24€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2923.87€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 333.55€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 476.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 667.1€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: average

💵Local Income: 2063.51€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2932.86€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 62490€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 104150€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 145810€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: excellent

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: poor

💸Nomad cost: 2923.87€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: excellent

🏖️Beach: excellent

⛰️Hiking: good


Map of the Trieste province in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Map of the provinces of Friuli-Venezia Giulia including Trieste
The province of Trieste is the 82nd largest Italian province by population with 234.493 people, located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.

The larger Trieste metropolitan area comprises 6 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 21.251 km2. The population density is 1,103 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.10.

Trieste (Triest in German, Trst in Slovenian and Croatian) is a city in North-East Italy that was once a very influential and powerful centre of politics, literature, music, art and culture under Austrian-Hungarian dominion.

Today, Trieste is often forgotten as tourists head off to bigger Italian cities like Rome, Milan, and Trieste's archrival Venice. But those tourists miss out on a very charming and underestimated city, with a quiet and lovely almost Eastern European atmosphere, several pubs and cafes, some stunning architecture and a beautiful sea view. It was also, for a while, the residence of the famous Irish writer, James Joyce.

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The province of Trieste receives on average 234 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. This is 0.85% less than the average for Italy and 2.63% more than the average for the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.76 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 2.6 days per month with fog and 1.46 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C. In the summer, there are on average 11.99 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Trieste is around 2063.51€, which is higher than the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1949.24€ per month for an individual or 2932.86€ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 777.82€ per month.

Overall, Trieste is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Trieste is around 18.13% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Trieste is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.15 general practitioners and 43 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Trieste is very high at 82.2 years of age.


Trieste has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 75%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 41.8%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 11.92, which is above the national average of 10.44. There is one university in the province.


Trieste has pretty good nightlife with 3.15 bars and 4.22 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Trieste is overall less safe than other Italian provinces for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 3341.5 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 17.83% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.3 deadly road accidents and 8.3 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Trieste. This is respectively 44.44% less driving accidents than average and 35.66% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 61.70% lower than average with only 27.01 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 37.54% lower than average with 109.31 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 10.34% higher than average with 24.43 reports per 100k inhabitants.


Public transport in Trieste is quite good, and traffic is low. There are on average 0.54 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 0.21km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Trieste consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Trieste not very bike-friendly.


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