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OECD Regional Well-Being:
A Closer Measure of Life

How does your region perform when it comes to education, environment, safety and other topics important to your well-being? This interactive site allows you to measure well-being in your region and compare it with 362 other OECD regions based on nine topics central to the quality of our lives.

User's guide to OECD regional well-being Learn more about OECD Regional Well-Being Learn more about the OECD Better Life Initiative


Why it matters

There is a growing awareness that we must go beyond GDP and economic statistics to get a fuller understanding of how society is doing. But it is also crucial to zoom in on how life is lived.

Where you live has an impact on your quality of life, and in return, you contribute to making your community a better place. Comparable measures of regional well-being offer a new way to gauge what policies work and can empower a community to act to achieve higher well-being for its citizens.


What’s measured

In this initiative, each region is measured in nine topics – income, jobs, health, access to services, environment, education, safety, civic engagement and housing. A score has been calculated for each topic so that you can compare places and topics within and across countries.

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Site news

Sep 25: We added a new dimension: Housing