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Brussels, MTI – The population’s satisfaction rates have increased in the majority of the European capitals. According to Eurostat (the statistics office of the European Union), Budapest’s population feels like their standard of life has bettered by 6% compared to previous data.

According to the record, the data of the interview-like survey analysing the 2012-2015 period show that the population of 18 capital cities and a few bigger cities of the European Union are satisfied, or their satisfaction rate has increased in the first part of the decade.

The most satisfied are the dwellers of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, where the rate of satisfied people grew by 5 %, thus reaching 98% in total. Even though Athens’s 2012 56% rate grew to 71% in 2015 with a record increase of 15%, the population of the Greek capital is the less satisfied with their living conditions in the EU.

Looking at the biggest increases, Athens is followed by Budapest, where the 84% of 2012 raised to 90% in the last year. The Hungarian capital is in the middle field of the EU capitals. The 90% satisfaction rate is also true for Bratislava’s population. The Latvian capital city, Riga, is the next on the list with 89%.


The list of EU capitals with the highest satisfaction standards of living and the minimum of a 90% rate is the following: Vilnius, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Vienna, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Zagreb, Warsaw, Dublin, Ljubljana, Tallinn, Helsinki, Valletta, Berlin, Prague and London.

The least satisfied Athens is followed by Rome (80%), Paris (83%), Bucharest (83%), Sofia (86%), Brussels (87%), Madrid (87%) and Nicosia (88%).

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Source: MTI

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