Satisfaction with Valletta life rises to 91%, Eurostat figures show

A survey carried out by the European Union’s statistical office shows Maltese satisfaction with life in Valletta has gone up to 91%

7 September 2016, 12:25pm
A publication by the European Union’s statistical office has found that satisfaction with life in Valletta has reached 91% in 2015, up from the 88% registered in 2012.

The figures by Eurostat present a statistical portrait of cities, towns and suburbs across the European Union.

Due to its size, Malta was considered as a single region within the urban-rural typology.

Inhabitants of Vilnius most satisfied with life in their city, inhabitants of Athens the least satisfied

When asked if they were satisfied to live in their city, most of the inhabitants of all 28 EU capital cities replied that they were.

In 18 EU capitals, at least 9 out of 10 inhabitants were satisfied with life in their city. The highest satisfaction levels were found in Vilnius, where 98% of the population was satisfied with life in their city, closely followed by Stockholm and Copenhagen (97% each), as well as Vienna and Luxembourg (96% each).

In 10 Member States satisfaction levels below 90% were reported. The lowest satisfaction levels were found in Athens, where 71% of the population was satisfied with life in their city, followed by Rome (80%), as well as Bucharest and Paris (83% each).

Satisfaction with life in the city increased the most in Athens

Compared with 2012, satisfaction with life in the city went up in most EU capital cities. The largest increases between 2012 and 2015 were observed for Athens (from a 56% satisfaction rate in 2012 to 71% in 2015, or +15 percentage point – pp), followed by Budapest (+6 pp) as well as Riga and Vilnius (both +5 pp), Brussels and Bratislava (both +4 pp). In contrast, satisfaction with life in the city slightly dropped in five EU capital cities: Amsterdam, Berlin and Lisbon (all -2 pp) as well as Paris and Helsinki (both -1 pp).