Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. Industry is Ljubljana's most important employer, notably pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and food processing. Slovenia is in Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia. The climate is mediterranean on the coast, but continental with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east. The official language is Slovene. It is a Slavic language that uses the Latin script. English is widely spoken, followed by German, Italian and Serbo-Croat. Italian is predominant along the Adriatic coast, while areas with Italian or Hungarian ethnic communities are officially bilingual. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Slovenia is developed and enjoys prosperity and stability, as well as a GDP per capita substantially higher than that of the other transitioning economies of Central Europe. The business culture in Slovenia is hardworking and somewhat formal, similar to that of the Czech Republic and Austria. Expatriate business dress is formal and conservative, comprising a suit and tie for men and either a dress or a suit for women. The security risk for expatriates in Slovenia is low. Risks include low levels of street and opportunistic crime. The currency of Slovenia is the Euro (EUR). ATMs are common in major urban areas, however not all international cards are accepted. Major credit cards are accepted at most shops and restaurants. Medical facilities are generally acceptable. Doctors are generally good. The cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. The population of Ljubljana is 537,700 (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.4% for Slovenia as at October 2019. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Slovenia is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 50%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Ljubljana is as follows: Ljubljana as at 1 October 2019 is low in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$690 2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1030 3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$166 4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$20700 5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$2575 6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$620 7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$510 8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$2350 9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$300 10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$205 11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$390 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$850 13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$660 Ljubljana is -4.2% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 11% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 12.2% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Ljubljana for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Ljubljana) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Ljubljana is ranked as a high degree of hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Ljubljana? Register subscribe to your home location and Ljubljana and run your personalised reports.