Working in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular destinations of tourists from all over the world. Culturally, Italy is characterized by numerous monuments of every kind, as well as it is the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, Italy offers a great variety of landscapes. In the north of Italy, you find the Alps that delight mountain lovers from all over the world. Particularly impressive is also the Mediterranean coast, which offers picturesque beaches as well as a Caribbean flair.

As in other European countries, looking for accommodation in Italy can be difficult. In huge cities such as Milan, Rome or Naples, rental apartments are often expensive. The largest selection of apartments is available on the Internet, but you can also get information through personal contacts, such as your future employer. It should be noted that there are not always written leases, as it is usual in other European countries. Nevertheless, you should insist on a written confirmation of the housing contract, as this may be required by some authorities.

For example, you can start your house-hunting here:

Living costs in Italy

The living costs do not differ fundamentally from those in other European countries. However, life in southern Italy is significantly cheaper than in central or northern Italy and more expensive in the big cities. On average, food prices are slightly above the European average, a meal at a normal restaurant costs about 15 euros and a litre of milk about 1,20 euros. Public transport is however relatively cheap, costing around 1,50 euro

Application process in Italy

Most employers expect you to have a motivation letter, a CV with a picture of you, certificates and references from previous employers. In individual cases, our recruiters will inform you about how the application process is working and which documents are needed.

Salary, insurance
and taxes in Italy

In Italy you have to expect relatively high payroll costs so that your net salary is much lower than your gross salary. In addition to that, there are significant differences in salaries between the north and south of Italy, as the highest average salaries are paid in Northern Italy. As an employee you are entitled to the benefits of the Italian health service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale). As soon as your employer has paid your social insurance contribution and you have registered with the health authority at your place of residence, you can claim your health insurance.

Here, you can find an overview on the ratio of gross and net salaries. And here you can find more information about the health system in Italy.

Moving to Italy

Moving to Italy should not be a problem. Often your future employer is willing to assist you with your move. Just contact your contact person and find out about the possibilities. If you work in Italy for more than three months, you have to apply for a residence permit at the local police station (Questura). 

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