Ljubljana is high on the global scale of quality of life

Published: 21.2.2011

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Ljubljana is high on the global scale of quality of life

The Web site numbeo.com has recently published a list of the quality of life for the year 2014. The portal gathers information about the life of residents in more than 3,200 cities around the world. Ljubljana has reached an enviable fortieth place and thus landed high up near the top of the list of all the cities involved in the study. The results showed that the Slovenian capital is a friendly city.

Ljubljana is high on the global scale of quality of life

The Slovenian capital is proud of its ranking in the top half

The Web site numbeo.com has recently published a list of the quality of life for the year 2014. The portal gathers information about the life of residents in more than 3,200 cities around the world. Ljubljana has reached an enviable fortieth place and thus landed high up near the top of the list of all the cities involved in the study. The results showed that the Slovenian capital is a friendly city, and also that the residents are satisfied with their lives in Ljubljana.

The most recent scale of quality of life has thus confirmed the findings of the European Commission research on the quality of life, Eurobarometer, which by the end of the year included 79 EU Member Cities, several cities from Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. 90% of the interviewed population at that time expressed satisfaction with life in Ljubljana.

And what does the new Numbeo.com list show? Especially the proximity of green parks, hills and mountains, a vibrant and rich cultural life and a sense of security are things that make Slovenia and Ljubljana enjoyable to live in. And if we add the accessible level of the necessities of life, health care, the consumer-friendly price of real estate, low pollution and the good traffic structure, we get a high index of quality of life.

Although the citizens of Ljubljana on average pay more per month for electricity, gas, water and waste disposal, and for their apartments than the residents of other cities in the region, the survey also shows that in this part of Europe Ljubljana is the most favourable for living. The residents spend one fifth of their income on their monthly costs, while, for example, the citizens of Zagreb spend more than a quarter of their income. In comparison to New York, the citizens of Ljubljana have 59.19% of the purchasing power of New Yorkers, and the prices of food, beverages, clothing, footwear, costs, services and restaurants in Ljubljana represent 77 percent of those in New York.

In first place in the rankings in 2014 is the Australian city of Canberra, followed by the Canadian city of Ottawa, Frankfurt in Germany, Zürich in Switzerland, Denver in the USA, Bergen in Norway, Calgary in Canada, Trondheim in Norway, Boston in the USA and Edmonton in Canada. The lowest in the rankings was Caracas in Venezuela.

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