Milan, A City To Live


Before moving to another city or country to live and work, there are some factors that should be kept into consideration. Whereas every country or city has its own share of advantages and disadvantages, in this article, we are going to look at some of the things that make Milan one of the best places to live in.


With a population of over 1.3 million people, Milan is one of the cities found in Italy. Expats are usually faced with a wide choice when it comes to houses for rent in Milan. This is because the city is known to offer most of the best competitive prices when it comes to housing.

For example, Milan has historical centres and central locations such as Garibaldi, City Life, Darsena and Porta Nuova which offer both commercial and residential houses.

English Used in Educational Centres

Other than affordable housing, the fact that Milan offers educational courses in English is also another reason that makes Milan the best place to live in.

This is because, for the expats who may not be familiar with Italian, Milan has a total of about eight international schools that teach their curriculum in English.

Whether your child is in preschool, junior high or university, Milan has got you covered as long as education is concerned.

Conducive For Business

Apart from being the second-largest manufacturer of medical products, Italy is also one of the biggest financial markets in Europe.

The presence of many local and international banks, ICT multinationals, fashion and design, engineering companies and green energy, make Milan one of the cities with a great base for the thriving of any business.

Good healthcare

Milan prides itself for having over 30 state-of-the-art healthcare both in the public and private hospitals. Picture this, Milan also has about 12 hospitals fully equipped with emergency rooms which are solely dedicated to assisting the foreign patients.

Being an expat is no reason for you not to receive quality healthcare. Centres such as international health centre are dedicated to the larger expat group living in the city.


The fact that Milan is also well connected to other countries via high-speed rail connections, motorways and flights is another reason that makes Milan the best city to live in.

Also, being that Milan is also well connected to other major cities in Italy gives you the opportunity to go shopping, sightseeing and even paying visits to parks and museums.

Quality Food

Italian cuisine is probably one of the best cuisines in the world. With over 17,000 restaurants, Milan offers some of the best traditional food and drink products.

The quality of the food is always top-notch. Italians are known for demanding quality local food. Also, Italians consider eating well as part of their daily lives.


Other than being a beautiful city with great economic potential, Milan, as seen above, has got many other reasons that make it a nice place to live and work.

Next time you are thinking of relocating to another country or city whether to study, work or live, think Milan.

Photo by Benjamin Voros