Verbano-Cusio-Ossola for Expats and Nomads

Quality of LifeCost of LivingDigital Nomads

👥Population: 157,844

🚑Healthcare: okay

📚Education: okay

👮🏽‍♀️Safety: great

🚨Crime: very low

🚌Transport: poor

🚥Traffic: high

🚴‍♂️Cyclable: excellent

🏛️Culture: okay

🍸Nightlife: excellent

Recreation: excellent

🌦️Climate: okay

☀️Sunshine: okay

🥵Summers: not hot

🥶Winters: very cold

🌧️Rain: a lot

🌫️Fog: no fog

🍃Air quality: good

👪For family: okay

👩For women: great

🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+: okay

🥗For vegans: poor

📈Cost of Living: high

🧑🏻Expenses (single person): 1714.85€/m

👩🏽‍🏫Expenses (tourist): 2572.27€/m

🏠Rental (studio apt.): 350.35€/m

🏘️Rental (2-room apt.): 500.5€/m

🏰Rental (3-room apt.): 700.7€/m

🏙️Housing Cost: high

💵Local Income: 1648.31€/m

👪Expenses (small family): 2568.93€/m

🏠Sale (studio apt.): 53610€/m

🏘️Sale (2-room apt.): 89350€/m

🏰Sale (3-room apt.): 125090€/m

👩‍💻Nomad-friendly: okay

💃Fun: okay

🤗Friendliness: good

🤐English-speakers: good

😊Happiness: excellent

💸Nomad cost: 2572.27€/m

📡High-speed Internet: poor

📈Innovation: okay

🏖️Beach: poor

⛰️Hiking: great


Map of the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Piedmont
Map of the provinces of Piedmont including Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
The province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is the 102nd largest Italian province by population with 157.844 people, located in the Piedmont region.

The larger Verbano-Cusio-Ossola metropolitan area comprises 74 towns (comuni) and covers an area of 226.091 km2.

The population density is 70 inhabitants per km2, making it sparcely populated. The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.07.

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The province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola receives on average 213 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.NaN This is 9.75% less than the average for Italy and 4.05% less than the average for the region of Piedmont.

Throughout the year, it rains on average 9.54 days per month, which is well above average for an Italian province.

During the autumn and winter season, there are usually 0.85 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 16.33 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.

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Cost of Living

The average monthly income in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is around 1648.31€, which is close to the average for Italy.

The estimated cost of living is around 1714.85€ per month for an individual or 2568.93€ per month for a family of 4.

The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 766.92€ per month.

Overall, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is expensive compared to other Italian provinces.

Living in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is around 3.92% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.

Quality of Life


Healthcare in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is below average.

For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 7.74 general practitioners and 26.6 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants.

NaNAverage life expectancy in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is 81.6 years of age.


Verbano-Cusio-Ossola has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 62%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 29%.NaN The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.32, which is not far from the national average of 10.44.

NaN There are no universities in this province.


Overall, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola has pretty good nightlife with 4.27 bars and 4.96 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.

Crime and Safety

The province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is overall very safe for expats.

As of 2021, there are an average of 2287.6 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants.

This is 19.33% lower than the national average.

There have been around 0.7 deadly road accidents and 7.3 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.

This is respectively 29.63% more driving accidents than average and 43.41% less work accidents than average.

Car theft is reportedly 80.19% lower than average with only 13.97 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNReports of house thefts are 68.43% lower than average with 55.25 cases per 100k inhabitants.

NaNCases of robbery are uncommon with 55.25 reported cases per 100k inhabitants, about 62.69% less the national average.

Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is known to be very safe. The province generally maintains a low crime rate, providing a safe environment for residents and visitors.

However, it is always important to exercise caution and follow standard safety practices.

Enjoying the natural beauty of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola while practicing basic safety measures can contribute to a secure experience.


Public transport in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is lacking, and traffic is somewhat high.

NaNThere are on average 0.67 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.

Around 2.53km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola consist of bicycle lanes.

This makes Verbano-Cusio-Ossola somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.


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