Living In Venice: Everything You Need To Know To Live As An Expat

living in venice |Living In Venice: Everything You Need To Know To Live As An Expat

Whether you want to live in Venice or move to Italy, this guide is here to help all the expats. From what to expect in terms of culture, learning Italian, and more, this manual covers everything about living in Italy – for those who have already been living there for a while or are new!

Why Should You Move To Venice

Is Venice, Italy a Good Place To Live?

If you’re looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, look no further than Venice. With its canals and cobblestone streets, this historical city is a true wonder. Venice is the perfect destination if you want to live in an authentically European town without leaving your home country. Here are six reasons why you should move to Venice:

1 The Location is Perfect

Venice is located in northeastern Italy, right on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. This strategic location makes it easy to get to major tourist destinations like Rome and Florence and some of Italy’s smaller countryside towns. Plus, there are plenty of things to do in and around Venice, from soaking up the sun on the beaches to exploring the city’s many art galleries and museums

The Weather is Perfect
Living In Venice: Everything You Need To Know To Live As An Expat

2 The Weather is Perfect

Venice has a temperate climate with mild winters and hot summers. Plus, Venice experiences some of the best weather in Europe year-round because it’s located on the Adriatic Sea. No matter what time of year you move there, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning sunsets and beautiful blue skies.

3 Dream City

If you’re like most people, you probably dream of living in one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. And if Venice is on your dream list, you should consider moving there. Why? First of all, Venice is a very affordable city to live in. The average cost of living is only about $30,000 a year, about half what it costs to live in most major U.S. cities. Venice has a lot to offer its residents: fantastic architecture, delicious food, and stunning views. Here are five reasons why you should move to Venice: 

4 The Architecture Is Outstanding

Venice is famous for its canals and bridges – but it’s also known for its architecture. From the gothic palazzi to the ornate churches, Venice has some of the most magnificent buildings in the world. If you love beauty and romance, you won’t be disappointed by the architecture in Venice.

The Architecture Is Outstanding

5 The Food Is Delicious

Although it can be expensive to eat out in Venice, plenty of great restaurants offer inexpensive menus and fantastic food. You’ll never go hungry or unsatisfied

 Inexpensive Restaurant 15€

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant 70€

Domestic Beer 4.5€

Cappuccino 1.75€

Coke, Water 3€, 1.30€

What To Expect When Moving To Venice

Living in Venice can be a beautiful and adventure-filled experience, but there are a few things you should know before moving. This city is known the world over for its canals but perhaps not so much for its close proximity to rolling hills and lush vegetation. However, like any large city, there are also some downsides to living in Venice. Here are some of the things to expect when living in this charming city: 

1. The weather can be hot or cold all year round.

2. The streets can be crowded and noisy at times.

3. There is a high cost of living in Venice.

4. The water can be dirty and brutal to access in some areas. 

5. Parking can be challenging to find and expensive. 

6. The food can be expensive and not always of excellent quality. 

7. The transportation system is not always reliable or easy to use. 

8. There is a high crime rate in Venice, so it is essential to take precautions when walking around at night

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Cost of Living In Venice

Venice is one of the most expensive cities to live in, but it doesn’t have to be. Compared to other European cities, Venice is quite affordable. The cost of living in Venice depends on your budget, but here are a few things you should keep in mind: 

-The rent for an ocean view apartment in Venice can range from $600-$2,000 per month. 

-The average price for a meal at a restaurant in Venice is about $10-$15. 

-A taxi ride from the airport to downtown Venice will cost around $30. 

-A day trip to Florence and Rome will cost around $100 per person.

Expat tax, guide, and cost

If you’re considering living in Venice, there are a few things you need to know. First, expats living in Venice are required to pay taxes. The tax rate is 0.9% to 1.4% of your net income, 

Pros and Cons of living in Vence


Perfect Weather Expensive

Amazing Tourist Destination Difficult To Find Work

Low Crime Rate

Rich History

Accommodation In Venice

If you’re thinking about living in Venice, there are a few things you need to know. First, the cost of living is high, but the city is worth it. Second, you’ll need to find comfortable accommodation that fits your lifestyle. Third, make sure to have a good grasp of the Italian language if you want to be able to get by in Venice. Finally, be prepared for a challenging lifestyle – Venice is a bustling city!

Living In Venice: Everything You Need To Know To Live As An Expat

Expats Services in Italy

The Rental Cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center is around 760 Euro and outside 600 Euros. If you are interested in buying, you will have to pay about 5200 Euros per square meter.

Finding Work In Venice

If you’re considering moving to Venice and want to know what the process of finding work is like, this blog is for you. We’ll outline all the steps you need to take to find employment in Venice and some of the resources available to help. From job postings to networking events, we’ll cover it all. So if you’re ready to start your journey in Venice, read on!

Average Net Monthly (after Tax) Salary is around 1600€

Shopping In Venice

Venice is known for its fantastic shopping opportunities. The city has a wide variety of stores to choose from, so you are sure to find whatever you’re looking for. If you’re looking for high-end brands, you’ll want to head to the Rialto Market. For more affordable options, head to the San Marco and Zattere markets. Regardless of what you’re looking for, check out the local boutiques and street vendors!

Pair Of Jeans Cost 73€

Pair Of Leather Shoes 125€

Summer Dress Cost 30€

How to Get Around in Venice


Venice is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and as such, getting around is vital to living there. Whether renting a bike or using public transportation, here are some tips on getting around in Venice.

Bicycles: Bicycles are a great way to get around Venice if you stay in the city center. Rental options abound, and many bike shops offer free maps and advice. Just be aware that there can be a lot of traffic in and around Venice, so plan your rides accordingly.

How to Get Around in Venice
Living In Venice: Everything You Need To Know To Live As An Expat

Public Transportation: Venice has some public transportation options, including buses, trains, and canal boats. These have pros and cons, but they’re pretty easy to use. Just be sure to check schedules and traffic conditions before heading out; sometimes, they can get congested quickly.

Public transport Ticket 1.5€

Monthly Pass 38€

Taxi 3-30€

Gasoline 2.15€


Living in Venice As an expat, you will have to learn how to adjust and make your own rules based on the culture and climate of this fantastic city. This guide is designed to help you get a handle on all the essential aspects of living in Venice so that you can live the expat life with ease and enjoyment. From finding an apartment to understanding the local cuisine and customs, we’ve covered everything in this comprehensive guide. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream today!

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    Sônia Monfea

    August 26, 2022

    Kinda contradictory : in one paragraph sais: high crime rate an in other low crime rate. So, what is the real ? Thanks

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