23 Reasons Why Life in Slovenia is Great
- Slovenia has good achievements in professional sports. During competitions, its representatives enjoy the fantastic support of fans.
- The Slovenians are a sporting nation. They like to run, ride a bicycle, go to the mountains, go in for swimming, rafting, etc.
- At the international level, not only athletes, but also scientists are making progress.
- On a global scale, the Slovenians belong to the richest nations. In terms of GDP per capita, Slovenia is among the first 20% of the world’s developed countries.
- The Slovenians quickly come to the rescue and participate massively in charitable actions, work within the framework of humanitarian organizations, often help individually, both materially, physically, and with a word of encouragement.
- It is safe to walk along the streets of the Slovenia’s large cities. In rural areas, people never lock entrance doors. Slovenia remains an “oasis” of security and tranquillity.
- The country has an incredibly diverse nature.
During one day you can climb to the highest peak of the country – Triglav, and then take a dip in the sea.
- Slovenia is the fifth greenest country in the world.
- There is a system in the country, according to which gathering of berries and mushrooms in private forests is free.
- Biological diversity is manifested in the unique richness of flora and fauna, various ecosystems. In Slovenia, there are 22,000 species of plants and animals. However, their real total number is much higher.
- Slovenia ranks first in the EU for waste management.
- Tap water is suitable for drinking.
- The Gospodarsko razstavišče exhibition centre (Ljubljana) hosted the 58th international wine tasting event. Over 40 tasters from 14 countries selected the best wines out of 400 samples from 21 countries. Slovenian wines are among the industry leaders.
- The education system in Slovenia proves the quality of its services abroad. Universities occupy high positions in international rankings.
- Medical services are available to everyone. An emergency department provides aid to any patient, regardless of whether he or she has contributed to the social insurance fund or not.
- The minimum legal period for paid holiday in Slovenia is 20 work days and 12 days off.
- Everything that concerns paid holidays for pregnancy, childbirth and childcare is organized at a decent level. The country provides longer paid maternity, parental and childcare leaves than it is stipulated by the International Labour Organization Convention No. 183 “On Maternity Protection” (minimum 14 weeks).
- In recent years, the rate of child injuries has decreased in the country.
- Slovenia remains among the countries with the lowest level of income inequality. Denmark is in the lead, followed by Slovenia, Slovakia and Norway.
- In the ranking of gender equality index of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Slovenia keeps a high position, taking the ninth place with 0.784 points.
- Culture and art are an integral part of the Slovenian society life. Well-organized networks of music schools, communities and libraries deliver cultural traditions to the most remote corners of the country.
- Monuments of history, symbolizing the past of the country since prehistoric times, can be found almost at every step. These are mysterious old castles and small churches on the hills.
- The cuisine of Slovenia is very diverse and has a local flavour. Even villages keep arguing among themselves, whose recipe for flour dumplings (žlikrofs), cream slice (kremšnit), goulash (golaž), nut roll (potice), Carniolian sausage (Kranjska klobasa) and soup with sausages (Ćevapčići) is original.