Most of the inhabitants of the 28 European Union capital cities are satisfied to live in their city, including 94% of Zagreb's population, the EU's statistical office Eurostat said on Wednesday.
Eurostat published a statistical portrait of cities, towns and suburbs across the EU which, among other things, brings the findings of a 2015 survey on inhabitants' satisfaction with life in their cities.
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).
The lowest satisfaction levels were found in Athens (71%)y, followed by Rome (80%), Bucharest and Paris (83% each).
Alongside data for 2015, Eurostat published results for 2012, when 92% of Zagreb's inhabitants were satisfied with life in the Croatian capital.
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), Riga and Vilnius (both +5 pp).