Eurostat: 5.9% of Europeans and 2.8% of Cypriots reported not having enough daylight in their home

In 2020, 5.9% of people in the EU reported not having enough daylight in their dwelling, meaning their dwelling seemed too dark and was considered as a problem for the household.

In Cyprus, this percentage was significantly lower and stood at 2.8%.

Access to daylight in dwellings helps improve the health and well-being, while it can also help improve energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial lighting, Eurostat notes in a press release.

In 2020, over 10% of people living in Spain considered their dwelling too dark (10.6%), which was the highest share recorded among the EU Member States. Spain was followed by France (9.5%; provisional data), Malta (9.4%) and Hungary (7.7%).

The lowest shares were recorded in Slovakia (2.6%, provisional data), Italy (2.6%, 2019 data), Cyprus (2.8%) and Czechia (3.1%).

Source: Cyprus News Agency