REVEALED: Spain’s happiest region, according to new ranking

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SATISFACTION: People in Navarra were found to be the happiest in Spain CREDIT: Shutterstock

PEOPLE living in the regions of Navarra and the Balearic Islands are the happiest in Spain, according to a new ranking.

The Centre for Sociological Investigation (CIS) surveyed almost 3,000 people from across Spain and asked them how satisfied they were. It then ranked each region according to the responses from people living there.

Navarra and the Balearic Islands scored highest on the regional ranking with respective scores of 7.85 and 7.84 on its satisfaction scale.

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The regions of Galicia, La Rioja and Asturias came last with scores of 7.05, 7.12 and 7.18 respectively.

The findings reflect a similar survey from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which placed the Balearic Islands first with 7.3 and Navarra second with 7.2.

The Spanish average satisfaction rate was 7.36, according to the CIS survey.

The OECD gave Spain an average rating of 6.5, meaning it ranked 31st out of the 38 countries studied.

Men were found to be slightly happier than women and the happiest age group was young adults aged between 18 to 25 year olds.

The regions of Andalucia, Valencia, Murcia gained scores of 7.4, 7.38 and 7.27 respectively.

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