General data

Area: 49.035 km2
Popuation: 5.464.060
Capital: Bratislava
Currency: Euro
Time zone: UTC+1
Calling code: +421
Biggest Cities: Bratislava, Košice, Prešov, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Nitra, Trnava, Martin, Trenčín


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 17.250 
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 94,1
Inflation (%, 2019): 2,8
Unemployment (%, 2019): 5,0
Import (billion EUR, 2019): 78,6
Export (billion EUR, 2019): 77,9
Real growth rate of export (%): 1,7
Real growth rate of Import (%): 2,6
Foreign investments (billion EUR, 2019): 2,1

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 11. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 11. place

by Interior design – 3. place

by Product design – 15. place

Slovakia occupies the 11th place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to three subdisciplines, it ranks best in the area of interior design (3rd place). It occupies the 11th place in the area of architecture, while in the areas of product design and fashion it takes 15th place. Slovakia ranks 7th in terms of its GDP per capita. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, Slovakia in both indicators occupies the 12th place among the 19 countries. Romania ranks 11th when it comes to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists. The country ranks 7th in the number of companies operating in the cultural sector.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.