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The quality of life in Euskadi

In the Basque Country, men without children and in good health lead in quality of life

Jeickson Sulbaran

June 13, 2024 | 9:30 a.m.

The Basque population rates their life satisfaction with a grade, with men without children and in good health standing out as the most satisfied.

Life in Euskadi It appears light pink to most of its inhabitants, who rate their satisfaction with life with a notable rating. According to the Eustat Personal Wellbeing Survey, the population of Euskadi gave their quality of life a 7,3 in 2023. This indicator, although positive, shows a slight decrease compared to the 2018 survey, when the score was 7,5. Health is the determining factor in this perception, with a score of 7,9 among those who consider themselves to be in very good health and barely sufficient among those who declare themselves to be in poor or very poor health.

In the Basque Country, men without children and in good health lead in quality of life

Young people between 16 and 24 years old are the most optimistic, giving a 7,8 to their life. Couples without cohabiting children also stand out with a score of 7,5, surpassing single families or single parents with children.

Men and people from Alava are the most satisfied with their lives

Men in the Basque Country feel more satisfied with their lives than women, with a score of 7,4 compared to 7,3 for women. In addition, men are happier with their mood and leisure time. At the territorial level, Araba leads in most satisfaction parameters, with Alava residents expressing a higher state of mind.

Regarding work activity, employed people show one of the highest scores (7,4), while unemployed people have the lowest score (6,8). The existence of a disability also influences, with people without disabilities rating their satisfaction at 7,4, compared to 6,5 for those with some type of disability.

Personal relationships and trust in public powers

Personal relationships are another key factor in the satisfaction of Basques, with a rating of 7,5. This score reaches its maximum among those who are in very good health and young people between 16 and 24 years old (7,7).. In contrast, people in poor health rate their personal relationships as 7,0. No significant differences are observed in this aspect between men and women or by territory of residence.

Trust in public powers is the pending issue, with only 5,6% of the population trusting them a lot. 45,2% trust little, and the average score in this aspect is 4,6, although it has improved by six tenths compared to 2018.

Life in the Basque Country is thus configured as a scenario in which health, family structure and personal relationships play a crucial role in the perception of well-being, while trust in public powers continues to be a pending challenge.

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