Finland second-best in the EU for quality of life
Finland is amongst the top three European Union countries when measuring the quality of life. Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, ranks Finland as the second best country for quality of life after Denmark. The top two are followed by Sweden, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Austria.
Based on the data gathered in 2012, Finland’s quality of life index was 8.1 points as the European Union average was 7.1. Finland had lower long term unemployment compared to its European peers, longer life expectancy than in EU on average, and a lower number of people leaving school early than in EU on average.
Eurostat’s uses eight dimensions to measure statistically European Union citizens’ quality of life. Its quality of life indicators measures include life expectancy, material living conditions, health, education, leisure or social interactions, economic and physical safety, governance and basic rights as well as natural and living conditions.