Living in Slovenia guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Slovenia with the expat guide

Our selection of articles for expatriation in Slovenia

The healthcare system in Slovenia

Slovenia has a nationalised public healthcare system which provides a high-quality level of care to citizens and residents. All ...

Childcare and family activities in Slovenia

There are several international schools in Slovenia, and they are a popular option with expat families, especially if the ...

Leisure activities in Slovenia

Slovenia has a strong national culture and heritage. Slovenians enjoy traditional (and modern) music, dance, and festivals, and ...

Phones and internet in Slovenia

Slovenia is a modern country and is well-connected to the rest of the world through mobile and internet access. Internet ...

Relocating to Slovenia

Relocating to a new country can be a complicated process, so it is helpful to start researching all of the necessary information ...

How to drive in Slovenia

Driving is a popular method of transport in Slovenia for locals, expats, and visitors. Please see information below regarding ...

Travelling around Slovenia

There are many ways to travel around Slovenia, with most areas accessible by public transportation. Airlines, trains, and buses ...

The tax system in Slovenia

Tax is important to the economy in Slovenia, as it helps fund essential services for all citizens and residents of the country ...

Banking in Slovenia

Slovenia has a strong banking industry. National and international banks are located throughout the country, along with a large ...

Study in Slovenia

There are four universities in Slovenia and they offer places to both EU and non-EU students. These include the Universities of ...

Accommodation in Slovenia

There are many accommodation options in Slovenia, depending on your preference. Prices can vary widely, depending on the location ...

Finding work in Slovenia

Slovenia is part of the European Union, and the Euro is the recognised form of currency, in which workers are paid. The ...

Visas for Slovenia

To live, work or study in Slovenia, you may require a visa. The following section contains information on relocating to Slovenia ...

Marriage in Slovenia

As a foreigner, you can marry in Slovenia, either to a Slovene citizen or another foreigner. Slovene law considers only civil ...

About Slovenia

Slovenia has a beautiful, and diverse geography, with a coast, mountains, lakes, forests, and picturesque valleys, as well as over 10,000 caves. The continental climate stands for warm and pleasant summer temperatures, and cold, snow-filled winters.

Slovenia is the ideal place for the outdoorsy expats who like to spend their downtime in nature. With around 60% of Slovenia covered in forest, nature is the heart of this country and its people. Slovenia was the first country in the world to be declared a Green Destination, and sustainable tourism and the environment, in general, is something Slovenians take great pride in.

Ljubljana, the capital city, was named the European Green Capital for 2016, and calls itself the 'city with the green soul'. It is, therefore, no surprise that Ljubljana is very cycle friendly, with bike paths and cycling tours on offer. Locals, expats, and tourists can be found wandering in the late night market on Friday, picnicking in parks on sunny afternoons, and in outdoor libraries.

As with most EU countries, the services and finance sectors are the most common industries, but jobs in agriculture are also to be found. Although they may be on the lower end of the pay scale, traditional trades such as fishing and forestry prevail. Also, there is a steady increase in the organic farming industry, which may just make Slovenia the ultimate in any expat's dream to live in an eco-friendly country.

Quick Information

Official Languages : Slovenian
Currency : Euro
Area : 20273 Km2
Population : 2007000
Calling Code : +386
Timezone : Europe/Ljubljana

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