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With the national program Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, Slovenia has gained a great deal of international recognition and visibility as a green destination in the last few years, which has consequently been followed by an increasing number of foreign tourists every year. It calmed down only during the corona epidemic, now it is rising again. At the same time, tourist activities on farms have developed in Slovenia, which, in their essence, offer closer contact with nature and people.


Slovenians are big meat lovers. Data for 2021 show that we eat a lot of meat (all types of meat are included here), 89.28 kg per capita; the European average is 69.3 kg. We are also big consumers of eggs, with which we are almost self-sufficient, while fish consumption is modest and declining. However, the amount of food waste should not be neglected. A resident of Slovenia threw away an average of 68 kg of food in 2021, more every year, and most food waste is generated in households.


The level of consumption of household assets as well as savings or investments depends largely on disposable income. It is a fundamental indicator of the material well-being of households. Household consumption in Slovenia declined markedly in 2020, while disposable income maintained positive growth. The household savings rate was the highest ever. These are the consequences of measures taken during the pandemic. In 2021, disposable income maintains positive growth, but family and social benefits and other incomes have decreased.


Almost all Slovenian households have a washing machine and refrigerator, and they posses more and more dishwashers, dryers and microwaves. While, on the one hand, the consumption of electricity and other resources is reduced due to rapid and exceptional technological improvements (such as smart appliances), it is also increasing the number of these appliances in households, which negates the achievements in efficient use of resources. This is usually referred to as the "Rebound effect".


Households in lower income classes self-assess their health status worse than households in higher income classes, but in general, the self-assessment of the health status of Slovenian residents is relatively high. In 2019, a good third of adults in Slovenia (from 18 to 64 years inclusive) were overweight and almost a fifth were obese. Obesity is increasing, which is on the rise among the oldest, but also among children.