|Whilst family remains an important part of life in Slovenian lifestyle but this is slowly changing as younger generations move out from their family homes at an earlier age. Initial introductions are often formal and it is common to have a handshake with eye contact when meeting a Slovenian, kissing on the cheeks are reserved for close friends and family. If invited to a person's house, a small gift is often a nice gesture, be it chocolate, wine or flowers all are happily accepted, wrapped gifts are often opened when received.
Cycling, hiking, golf climbing, winter sports. Slovenia is also host to many different festivals and music events as well as culture and heritage sites, from natural parks to castles. For the night owl, bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants are common in the bigger cities.
Renting an apartment in the capital city, Ljubljana, can price from 400 Euros for a studio to 1000 Euros for 3 bed rooms (monthly prices). Some universities provide students with dormitories, often for an extra cost.
Cost of living
Apartment (1 bedroom) 300-400 Euros monthly, apartment (3 bedroom)500-700 Euros monthly. Utilities 200 Euros per month.
All residents of Slovenia are covered by the compulsory health insurance at it covers the following: all health issues for children, counseling in family planning, preventative programs (including diseases), rehabilitation programs, donation and transplanting tissue/organs, long term nursing care. In all other health cases, this insurance only covers a partial amount of the total cost. This is the governmental health care program. For further health care you must talk directly to an insurance company.