A positive attitude and the feeling of pride
The results of the Eurostat (European statistical office) survey regarding the satisfaction with the quality of life in European cities for 2015 show that as many as 92% of residents of Ljubljana are satisfied with the quality of life in their city.
The positive attitude of Ljubljana residents towards their own city is also reflected in their feeling of pride when welcoming foreign leisure and business visitors, which is an added value to the overall quality of the guest experience, with a stress on the local hospitality.
The survey was conducted in 83 European cities, among them 28 capitals of European Union countries. The high score that Ljubljana obtained ranks it among the top ten European capitals. It is also gratifying that the share of satisfied residents has increased by two percentage points in comparison to 2012.
The Eurostat survey covers various areas of life, including satisfaction with public transport, cultural and sports infrastructure, educational institutions, public services, the living environment and the attitude towards foreigners. The survey also touches upon the satisfaction with the environment in which we live, including air quality and cleanliness of the city, and the feeling of safety in the city.
The cleanliness of the city completely satisfied 88% of residents, putting Ljubljana in the third place among European capitals, and 88% of residents are satisfied with green surfaces. Ljubljana is also at the top – in the third place – of the list of cities which are, in the opinion of the respondents, most committed to the fight against climate change.
75% of residents are fully satisfied with public transport, 69% with health care services and sports facilities (Ljubljana holds the sixth place in the field of sports), 82% with cultural facilities, and 76% of individuals surveyed are satisfied with the state of the streets and buildings in their neighbourhood.
The results also confirm the fact that Ljubljana is a safe city: as many as 91% of its residents feel completely safe, whereas the number with regard to the feeling of safety in neighbourhoods is even slightly higher – 92%. 81% of residents of Ljubljana generally trust other people in their neighbourhood, 77% of individuals agree with the statement that the presence of foreigners is positive in Ljubljana, and as many as 68% of respondents are of the opinion that foreigners are well integrated, which puts Ljubljana in the second place among European capitals.
The survey states that the highest level of satisfaction in European capitals was recorded among residents of Vilnius, Stockholm and Copenhagen, while residents of Athens, Rome, Bucharest and Paris are among the least satisfied.