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Each circle on the map represents one of the 362 regions of the OECD. Click on a circle to see how that region performs in each of the nine topics. Discover new regions by exploring the map.

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Scores

Each topic of well-being is measured by one or two indicators. The values of the indicators are expressed as a score between 0 and 10. A high score indicates better performance in a topic relative to the other regions.

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Explore the map to find out how life is across OECD regions and discover regions with similar well-being.

Each region is measured in nine topics important for well-being. The values of the indicators are expressed as a score between 0 and 10. A high score indicates better performance relative to the other regions.

Regions with similar well-being in other countries

Regions with similar well-being profiles

Below the findings for each region, regions from other countries with a similar pattern of well-being are presented. You can explore each region by clicking on it.

Well-being in detail

Well-being in detail

For each of the nine topics of well-being, you will find a score for the region, its relative position compared to the other regions in the same country, and its relative position compared to all the OECD regions. The value of each well-being indicator, expressed in its original unit (percentage, dollars, etc.), is beneath the chart. You can also find out whether a country has small or large regional disparities in a topic: the higher the ranking of the country (on the right end of the scale), the lower the disparities between the top and bottom 20% regional values in that topic compared to the OECD countries.

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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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Sep 25: We added a new dimension: Housing