Venice for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 852,351

🚑Healthcare: good

📚Education: great

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: okay

🚨Crime: high

🚌Transport: excellent

🚥Traffic: very low

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: great

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: great

🌦️Climate: good

☀️Sunshine: good

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: average

🌫️Fog: foggy

🍃Air quality: excellent

👪For family: okay

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: good

🥗For vegans: excellent

📈Cost of Living: expensive

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1931.97€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2897.95€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 458.15€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 654.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 916.3€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: expensive

💵Local Income: 1762.17€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2881.64€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 70110€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 116850€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 163590€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: great

💃Fun: good

🤗Friendliness: great

🤐English-speakers: great

😊Happiness: okay

💸Nomad cost: 2897.95€/m

📡High-speed Internet: excellent

📈Innovation: great

🏖️Beach: okay

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Venice province in Veneto
Map of the provinces of Veneto including Venice
The province of Venice is the 20th largest Italian province by population with 852.351 people, located in the Veneto region.

The city of Venice, with a population of approximately 261,905 residents, is located in northeastern Italy and is renowned for its unique and picturesque canal network.

Venice is composed of 118 islands connected by a network of canals and bridges, with the Grand Canal serving as its main waterway.

The city is famous for its stunning architecture, including landmarks like St.

Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, and the Rialto Bridge. Visitors can explore the narrow streets, take gondola rides, and admire the beautiful Venetian Gothic and Renaissance-style buildings.

The larger Venezia metropolitan area comprises 44 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 2.461 km2.

The population density is 346 inhabitants per km2, making it somewhat densely populated.

The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.07.

Venice (Italian: Venezia; Venetian: Venexia) is a sanctuary on a lagoon that is virtually the same as it was 600 years ago, which adds to the fascinating character.

Venice has decayed since its heyday and suffers from overtourism, but the romantic charm remains.

It is also known as the birthplace of composers Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi, and of the poets and opera librettists Apostolo Zeno and Carlo Goldoni.

Venice and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage site. It used to be an independent republic, and remains one of Italy's most important cities, with a quarter million inhabitants.

Venice is also known as the home of the world's first international film festival, founded in 1932.

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The province of Venice receives on average 237 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 0.42% more than the average for Italy and 4.73% more than the average for the region of Veneto.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.25 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 10.38 days per month with fog and 2.77 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C.

In the summer, there are on average 13.85 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Venice is around 1762.17€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1931.97€ per month for an individual or 2881.64€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 992.99€ per month.

Overall, Venezia is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Venice is around 17.08% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Venice is below average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.85 general practitioners and 22.5 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Venice is very high at 82.5 years of age.


Venice has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 62.1%; and a lower-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 26.1%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.44, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are 2 universities within the province.


Venice (Venezia) offers a unique and enchanting nightlife experience that reflects the city's romantic ambiance.

While Venice is known for its serene canals and historic landmarks, it also has a vibrant after-dark scene.

Visitors can discover cozy wine bars, lively taverns, and hidden cocktail lounges as they explore the city's narrow streets and squares.

Venice's nightlife combines elegance, charm, and a touch of mystery.

Overall, Venice has pretty good nightlife with 3.34 bars and 4.71 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Venice is overall moderately safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 3475.6 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 22.56% higher than the national average.

There have been around 0.6 deadly road accidents and 10 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Venezia.

This is respectively 11.11% more driving accidents than average and 22.48% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 64.04% lower than average with only 25.36 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 56.25% higher than average with 273.46 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 27.82% higher than average with 28.3 reports per 100k inhabitants.

Venice is generally a safe city for residents and tourists.

However, like any popular tourist destination, there are certain safety considerations to keep in mind.

The most common types of crime in Venice are pickpocketing and bag snatching, especially in crowded tourist areas such as St.

Mark's Square and on public transportation.

Travelers should be cautious of their belongings and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

It is advisable to stay in well-lit and populated areas, particularly at night.

Venice has a low murder rate, and road accidents are infrequent due to the absence of cars in most parts of the city.

Nonetheless, it is important to be mindful of your surroundings and exercise caution to ensure a safe visit to Venice.


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

NaNThere are on average 0.43 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 1.16km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Venezia consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Venezia somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.

Venice, the world's only pedestrian city, is easily walkable, and the absence of cars makes this a particularly pleasant experience.

However, walking and standing all day can also be exhausting, so it is best to pace yourself.

The Rialtine islands – the 'main' part of Venice – are small enough to walk from one end to the other in about an hour, provided you don't get lost (a common occurrence).


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