31 March 2014

How is Malta doing? Measuring quality of life in the EU

Maltese quality of life ranked at 7.2 according to GDP indicators

MaltaToday 21/03/2014: What is quality of life and how can its different aspects be measured appropriately? A new online publication on Quality of life indicators released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness established by the United Nations measures complement the one indicator, GDP, traditionally used for measuring economic, and often social, development.

The top ranked country in Europe is Denmark which consistently tops polls of countries with the best quality of life. Its ranking is 8.4. Other countries which score highly on the overall experience of life are Sweden (8.0), Finland (8.0) Luxembourg (7.8), Malta (7.7) and Netherlands (7.7). Two examples from health and education, which are important determinants of...read on.