Life satisfaction above average in Italy – Eurostat

Italians are more satisfied with their lives than the EU average, according to new data released by Eurostat.

Italy scored 7.2 for life satisfaction on average on a scale from 0 (very dissatisfied) to 10 (very satisfied) in 2022, just above the EU average of 7.1, it said.

The rating was highest in Austria (7.9), Finland, Poland and Romania (7.7 each), Belgium and the Netherlands (both at 7.6) and lowest in Bulgaria (5.6), Germany (6.5) and Greece (6.7), Eurostat said.

In all countries except Bulgaria, average ratings of life satisfaction were above 6, meaning that most people declared themselves satisfied rather than dissatisfied.