Sveta Nedelja Becomes Increasingly Attractive Destination, Population Increasing

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Source: the City of Sveta Nedelja
Sveta Nedelja becomes increasingly attractive destination
Sveta Nedelja becomes increasingly attractive destination

December 15, 2020 – As indicated by figures on migration and population growth, Sveta Nedelja is becoming increasingly attractive destination where more and more people want to move in. Recently voted one of the five best Croatian towns for quality of life, Sveta Nedelja offers its citizens excellent living conditions.

As Gradonač reports, based on data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, Sveta Nedelja is one of the ten leaders in Croatia in terms of migration balance, which in absolute terms amounts to 228 in 2019, meaning that 228 more people immigrated than emigrated from Sveta Nedelja.

At the same time, Sveta Nedelja is among the leaders in terms of migration balance in relation to the number of inhabitants, which is 1.3 percent. According to the Bureau’s estimate, in 2019, compared to 2018, the City had 1.02 percent more inhabitants, i.e., about 188.

Pleasant for both living and smart business

Apart from being among the leaders in terms of the number of immigrants, Sveta Nedelja is the most prominent in its economic strength. It won this title at the recent competition for the best city. Sveta Nedelja was named as the best city in the economy category for the third year in a row and is among the top five best Croatian cities for quality of life.

“The city of Sveta Nedelja is the youngest in Zagreb County. With extremely favorable geo-traffic and geo-strategic position, economically and demographically, it is one of the most stable smaller cities in Croatia. For years, Sveta Nedelja has been recording positive demographic trends. Unlike most Croatian cities, mostly young families who come for work and good living conditions are immigrating. High economic development, entrepreneurial zones, and natural beauties are just some of the recognizability that makes Sveta Nedelja attractive and pleasant for living, but also for smart business,” they say in the City, adding that Sveta Nedelja is adorned with cultural, historical, and monumental heritage.


Lake and park Kipišće / Photo: Sveta Nedelja Tourist Board

Intensive work on improvement

Sveta Nedelja carried out the largest tax relief of the local self-government unit in Croatia.

“With the abolition and reduction of fees such as utility contributions for various activities and housing, fees for issuing taxi licenses, and reduction of flat taxes for small renters, the surtax was abolished, which so far amounted to 6 percent, and now is 0 percent. The utility fee has also been reduced for most citizens ranging from 2 percent to 30 percent,” said a Sveta Nedelja official.

Sveta Nedelja is also doing intensive work on improving public infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle paths, construction of capital projects, children’s playgrounds, and increasing kindergarten capacities. This year, they introduced free city transport.

Children are the most important

Sveta Nedelja keeps track of its children from birth to the end of schooling, so they raised the amount of benefits for newborns by 1000 kunas, from the previous 2000 to 3000 for the first baby. This ranked them among the cities with higher amounts of benefits for newborns. Besides, they have provided the price of kindergartens up to 550 kunas, while private kindergartens are co-financed with 1000 kunas per month per child.


Photo: the City of Sveta Nedelja

Students who reside in the city area are provided free online preparations for the state graduation exam this year.

They provide scholarships to high school and university students, for which they set aside over half a million kunas a year. They are one of the few cities that still provide cash prizes for their best students. Depending on the prizes won, the amount ranges up to 4,000 kuna, which is also among the highest amounts in the country. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria of excellence, deficient occupation, and socioeconomic status for students.

They subsidize their students by 25 percent of the monthly transport ticket, while the remaining 75 percent are financed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. It means that primary public transport is entirely free for students, while other forms of transport are financed by 50 percent. They subsidize full-time university students 75 percent of the price of a monthly transportation ticket.

The City recognizes and rewards effort, work, and achieved results, so it awards public recognition and cash prizes for exceptional achievements and the contribution of special importance for the development and reputation of the City.

To follow the Sveta Nedelja story, check out the dedicated TCN section


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