Czechs are more satisfied with their lives than the average citizen of the European Union. In the overall assessment, they are even more satisfied than the Germans. This surprisingly positive assessment is based on a survey published by the EU statistical office Eurostat last week. Eurostat asked EU residents over 16 years old, how satisfied they are with their lives and they could express their feelings on a scale from 0 to 10. Compared with the situation 5 years ago, also satisfaction with the financial situation and personal relations has increased. Czech Republic ended 10th, followed by Germany (11th), Spain (12th), France (13th) or Italy (16th).
Czechs show above-average satisfaction with their own financial situation within the EU. Moreover, their satisfaction has risen significantly above the average over the past five years. The main reason is the lowest unemployment rate within the EU and the fact that Czechs do not face severe economic and social problems as intensely.