Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: People often describe Ljubljana, Slovenia as a vibrant, green city with a unique blend of old and new. Expats love the city's relaxed atmosphere, its friendly people, and its many cultural attractions. The weather in Ljubljana is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (1-21 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $1,000 per month. The population of Ljubljana is approximately 300,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Ljubljana?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Ljubljana, they said:
"Before retiring in Ljubljana, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as English is not widely spoken. It is also important to research the cost of living in the city, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and the type of housing available, as well as the local culture and customs. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Ljubljana," said one expat in Ljubljana.
What do I need to know before moving to Ljubljana?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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