THERE’S nobody happier in Spain than a family living in a large, rented home, according to latest research.
The happiest households in the land are comprised of large Spanish families living in spacious, rented accommodation.
A study by the blog vivirenflow.com, appropriately titled ‘Study of Happiness in Spanish Homes,’ has found that for a happy life, you need to cohabit with your nearest and dearest in a home that doesn’t belong to you.
The telephone survey with Spaniards over the age of 18 found that single person households are the unhappiest, especially when that home is small.
People who live alone in a rented property less than 90 square metres were found to have an average happiness rating of 6.27 out of 10, whereas people who rent homes larger than 90 square metres and live with more than three people measured 8.31 on the happiness scale.
From the 1,000 telephone interviews conducted, the study concluded that the key to happiness is to live with more people, in particular family.