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Well-being Index recovers pre-pandemic level
Well-being Index
Well-being Index recovers pre-pandemic level - 2022
14 November 2023


It is estimated that the Portuguese Well-being Index (WBI) has increased in 2022, remaining higher than in 2019.

The WBI illustrates developments in well-being using ten synthetic indices. These indices reveal two dimensions: Material Living Conditions and Quality of Life.

The two indices evolved in opposite directions in 2007 and in the periods 2010 to 2013 and 2017 to 2019, as well as in 2021. From 2017 onwards, the evolution of Quality of Life stagnated and Material Living Conditions always grew in these years, with the exception of the year 2020.

The Quality of Life index showed a positive trend until 2016, having maintained approximately constant values from that year onwards. The Material Living Conditions index recorded a negative evolution in 2010-2013, reaching a minimum in 2013. From that year it grew until 2022, having only decreased in 2020.

In the period 2004-2022, eight of the ten WBI domains showed positive evolution. Education, knowledge and skills and Personal security were those that showed the most favourable evolution.

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