Money, prices and costs
Currency: euro (since 1 January 2007). Before tolar (SIT)
The euro is divided into 100 cents (sometimes referred to as eurocents).
All euro coins (including the 2 euro commemorative coins) have a common side showing the denomination (value) with the EU-countries in the background and a national side showing an image specifically chosen by the country that issued the coin. Euro coins from any country may be freely used in any nation which has adopted the euro. On the Slovenian coins there will be images of a stork, a motif taken from the former 20 SIT (1 cent),
the Prince's stone, where Karantanian dukes were installed (2 cent),
a Grohar's painting a sower sowing stars (5cent),
the Plečnik's idea for the national parliament, with the inscription "Katedrala svobode" (Cathedral of freedom) (10 cent),
a pair of Lipizzaner horses with the inscription "Lipicanec" (Lipizzaner) (20 cent),
the Triglav (as the highest mountain in the country), constellation of Cancer and inscription from Jakob Aljaz's song "Oj Triglav moj dom" (O Triglav, my home) (50 cent),
Primoz Trubar and the inscription "Stati inu obstati" (to stand and withstand) (1 euro)
France Preseren and the first line of the 7th stanza of Zdravljica (Slovenian national anthem) (2 euro)
All euro banknotes have a common design for each denomination on both sides. Notes are issued in 500 euro, 200 euro, 100 euro, 50 euro, 20 euro, 10 euro, 5 euro.
From March 2007 the old Slovenian currency (tolar) will only be possible to exchange for euro at the issuing bank (Bank of Slovenia). 1 euro is equivalent to 239.64 tolars.
GDP per capita in 2004: EUR 13,103
Growth in GDP in 2004: 4.2%
Inflation in 2005 (annual average): 2.3%
Exports of goods and services in 2004: EUR 15.5 billion
Imports of goods and services in 2004: EUR 15.7 billion
Balance of trade in 2004: EUR -168 million
Unemployment in 2005: 5.8% (surveyed unemployment level according to ILO standards)
1 litre of petrol: 195 SIT, 0,81 EUR
small bottle of water: 230 SIT, 0,96 EUR
souvenir t-shirt: 3000 SIT, 12,52 EUR
car hire per day:10700 SIT, 44,65 EUR
1.5 litre bottle of water: 100 SIT, 0,42 EUR
half litre of beer from supermarket: 165-324 SIT, 0,69-1,35 EUR
cup of coffee: 183-200 SIT, 0,76-0,83 EUR
half litre of La-ko beer in a bar: 400 SIT, 1,67 EUR
street snack (burek) per filling slab: 400 SIT, 1,67 EUR
1 kg of bread: 440 SIT, 1,84 EUR,
1 litre of milk: 134 SIT, 0,56 EUR,
daily paper: 176 SIT (0,73 EUR).
2 dcl of cola in a restaurant: 303 SIT, 1,24 EUR,
a classical, large pizza in a restaurant: 1055 SIT (4,40 EUR) for,
a portion of pasta with Bolognese sauce: 966 SIT, 4,03 EUR
In tourist spots you can expect slightly higher prices, while outside the tourist spots the prices will be lower than the average.