Most of Nicosia inhabitants are satisfied with life in their city, Eurostat poll shows

Most of the inhabitants of all 28 EU capital cities have said they were satisfied living there, according to a recent poll by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU, which launched today a flagship publication on Urban life.

More particularly 88% of the inhabitants of Nicosia plead satisfied in 2015, a +2 points increase since 2012, the 21st place in the 28 cities ranking.

Eurostat found out that 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).

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).

Source: Cyprus News Agency