Quality of life in European cities

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2020
Date of publishing: 
29 Jan 2016
European Sources

This Flash Eurobarometer, “Quality of life in European cities” (No 419), was conducted at the request of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy to get a snapshot of people’s opinions on a range of urban issues. Earlier surveys were conducted in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2016.

The survey was conducted in a total of 79 European cities. In four of these, an additional sample provided extra data, which allowed analysis of the perception of quality of life in “Greater Brussels”, “Greater Copenhagen”, “Greater Helsinki”, “Greater Paris”, “Greater Naples”, “Greater Valletta”, “Greater Amsterdam”, “Greater Rotterdam”, “Greater Barcelona”, “Greater Stockholm”, “Greater London”, “Greater Tyneside conurbation” and “Greater Manchester”. We refer to '83 cities' throughout the report, although a more accurate terminology would be '70 cities and 13 Greater cities'

This survey included all capital cities of the countries concerned, together with between one and six more cities in the larger countries. In each city, around 700 citizens were interviewed.

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