Regions, how much they spend on mobile phones

Milan spending record with 614,114 euros in 2022. Second place in Genoa and third in Florence

How much does mobile telephony cost in Italian regions and cities? How much do they spend on cell phones? This was revealed in a report created for Adnkronos by the Fondazione Gazzetta Administrativa della Repubblica Italiana, which, as part of the ‘Pitagora’ project, has drawn up a ranking of the costs incurred in 2022 by Regions and provincial capitals for the maintenance of their offices and of their structures, complete with rating assignment.

The Foundation’s Research Center, in fact, analyzes all the official financial data of the public body in question and, through scientific research algorithms, identifies potential waste, i.e. critical expenses in public accounts. The institution’s expenses in relation to the individual items are compared with the reference benchmark and, depending on the levels of expenditure variance identified, we speak of ‘positive performance’ (when the expenditure is lower than or equal to the average), ‘variance slight’ (when the expenditure is between the average expenditure and 30% more), ‘considerable deviation’ (when the expenditure is between the slight deviation and 100% more), ‘out of control expenditure’ (when the expenditure exceeds the average expenditure by more than 100%. The rating – which is based exclusively on objective accounting data free from any discretionary evaluation – assigns the best performance the triple ‘A’, while the worst is assigned the letter ‘C’.

The provincial capitals

AND’ Milan the provincial capital which, in absolute values, has the highest spending output for mobile telephony, reaching in 2022 the record figure of 614,114.10 eurosdespite obtaining a final rating of B. After Milan, among the cities with the highest expenditure for this item, exceeding 100,000 euros, followed in the ranking, at a distance: Genoa (317,753.31 euros), Florence (233,883.58), Cagliari (156,597.83), Venice (147,808.01), Sassari (139,764.65), Turin (133,023.91), Bologna (122,260.30), Trieste (114,351.24), Bolzano (107,309.59).

The regions

Calabria and Lombardy are the most ‘virtuous’ Italian regions in spending on mobile telephony. The two Regions were awarded the overall AAA rating in the special ranking developed for Adnkronos by the Fondazione Gazzetta Amministrativa della Repubblica italiana. In particular, for this cost item, in 2022, Calabria spent 15,063.32 euros and Lombardy 85,376.81. Also ‘promoted’ for mobile phone spending, with an overall rating from A to AA, are Molise, Basilicata and Liguria which, with an amount of 7,892.56, 8,714.68 and 32,664.66 euros respectively, are awarded the double AA, and then, with the single A, Marche (56,725.26), Campania (201,722.16) and Lazio (205,079.40).

Among the Regions with ‘intermediate’ performances are: with BBB Tuscany (148,384.64) and Veneto (227,930.43); with BB Umbria (49,098.33) and Sicily (278,280.85); with B Abruzzo (79,717.97) and Puglia (244,613.78). While for this item the data for Trentino Alto Adige, Sardinia, Valle d’Aosta and Friuli Venezia Giulia are not comparable.

Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna are the least efficient regions in terms of expenses incurred for mobile telephony. They are the only two to receive a ‘C’, the worst rating. Specifically, for this item, in 2022, Piedmont spent 455,932.09 euros. A figure however decreasing compared to 2021, when it reached the peak of 627,002.74 euros, but also compared to 2019 (555,950.01) and 2020 (503,814.75). As for Emilia-Romagna, in 2022, it spent 477,896.75 euros on mobile phones. Amount increasing compared to previous years (352,199.82 in 2021, 425,995.68 in 2020, 205,260.67 in 2019).

Trentino Alto Adige is the Italian Region which, in absolute values, has the lowest expenditure incurred for mobile telephony: 4,349.26 euros in 2022. Among the Regions which spend the least for this item, again in absolute values, with an amount lower than 100,000 euros, we find: Molise (7,892.56), Basilicata (8,714.68), Calabria (15,063.32), Liguria (32,664.66), Umbria (49,098.33), Marche (56,725.26), Sardinia (69,763 .25), Valle d’Aosta (71,979.90), Abruzzo (79,717.97), Lombardy (85,376.81).