Ljubljana

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
67/265
Details
Large apartment$890.00
Medium apartment$700.00
Rent index [score]0.84
Small apartment$520.00

Cost of Living

7
87/245
Details
5km taxi ride$5.70
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.45
Inflation [score]0.66
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$50.00
Movie ticket$7.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$54.91

Startups

4
140/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups52
Meetups members12693
Number of investors5
Number of startup events in the last 12 months55
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.34
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups73

Venture Capital

3
166/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.26

Travel Connectivity

2
159/265
Details
Airport hub25
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.28

Commute

5
51/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

8
160/263
Details
Business freedom82.00
Business freedom [score]0.81
Freedom from corruption58.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.56
Lack of labor restrictions55.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.37
Time to open a business7.00
Time to open a business [score]0.93

Safety

9
32/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.86
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents14
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

7
170/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.68
Life expectancy (years)80.82
Life expectancy [score]0.85

Education

5
90/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Ljubljana
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test504.14
Country mean scores in PISA reading test481.32
Country mean scores in PISA science test514.14
PISA math ranking (high school)12
PISA ranking9
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.87
PISA reading (high school)11
PISA science (high school)11
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.21
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.05
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.10
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

9
21/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.68
Cleanliness [score]0.99
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]0.91

Economy

5
162/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.46
GDP per capita$29657.78
GDP per capita [score]0.48

Taxation

5
117/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.16
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes245
VAT (Sales Tax)0.22

Internet Access

5
175/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)18.18
Internet access (download) [score]0.43
Internet access (upload) [score]0.50
Upload speed (Mbps)11.31

Leisure & Culture

5
183/264
Details
Art galleries57
Art galleries [score]0.49
Cinemas21
Cinemas [score]0.33
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.71
Concert venues56
Concerts [score]0.58
Historical sites29
Historical sites [score]0.63
Museums30
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues82
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues12
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.68

Tolerance

8
63/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.90
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.72
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rightsOther type of partnership
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.93

Outdoors

2
232/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.28
Median peak in meters686.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)312.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Ljubljana are in the 87th place of all 245 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$600$810
$700
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$50
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$32
Monthly public transport$50
Lunch$13
-38%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Ljubljana are below average. For this job type, Ljubljana ranks 170th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Ljubljana.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$32,596
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

13.50
Guns per 100 people
2.64
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Ljubljana

Population of Ljubljana

307,300
634 /km²
172/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Ljubljana

Demographics of Slovenia

Median age
44
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
78
GDP per capita (in USD)
$29,658
175/262
Unemployment
12%
235/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Slovenian

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Software Engineer
11.02%
Founder
9.45%
Data Scientist
3.94%
Marketing Manager
3.94%
Web Designer
3.94%
Product Manager
2.36%
Research Scientist
2.36%
Other
62.99%

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LGBT rights in Ljubljana

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Other Type Of Partnership

Adoption

Step-Child Adoption Only

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

200

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Ljubljana


Ljubljana ("lyoo-blah-nah"), the capital of Slovenia, is a charming old city full of artists, museums, and galleries. In Roman times, it was called Colonia Iulia Aemona and was part of Province X "Venetia et Histria" of Italia proper. With a population of 300,000, it is one of the smallest capital cities in Europe. Ljubljana is pronounced similar to 'ljubljena' ('beloved') in Slovenian, but it's not clear if the words are related.

Ljubljana has no world-famous attractions, which is just great: there's no need to hop from one place to another, taking photos and crossing off the items on your checklist. You have all the time to stroll around and enjoy the city itself. Ljubljana is noted as one of the greenest capitals in Europe; a pair of green hills, one of them sporting the city's major attraction (Ljubljana Castle) approach the centre like two opposing wedges, so forest with an extensive network of footpaths is literally across the street from the old town.

In the summer, its centre hosts a number of city sponsored events, from children's workshops and public playgrounds on the streets that get closed for traffic for the occasion, to Trnfest's off-beat street performances and musical events of all genres. In autumn it shows its academic face as it fills again with students of the state's largest university to whom the city owes much of its youthful character. Cold December days are warmed by thousands of lights, the New Year's decorations conceived by local artists, and by food and drinks sold from street stands on the banks of the Ljubljanica river. After surviving the boring grey remaining of winter, the city erupts again with spring flowers planted on its streets and crossroads.

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Good Country Index

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Overall ranking

Slovenia
24th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

20th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

152nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

12th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

104th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

14th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

16th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

21st

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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