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