PEOPLE in Andalucia are among the most dissatisfied with their lives in Spain, a new survey has found.

Those living in Spain’s southernmost region gave a score of 6.9 out of 10 for their life satisfaction, the second lowest of any region in Spain. 

Only people living in Galicia in the northwest of the country were more dissatisfied with their lives, marking their life satisfaction as 6.8  on average. 

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The annual Living Conditions survey, carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), assesses over 16s’ satisfaction in several areas of life, including their financial situation, quality of housing, personal relationships and job satisfaction. 

People in Spain recorded a 7.3 life satisfaction rating on average.

Those living in the Balearic Islands and Melilla, an autonomous community in north Africa, reported the greatest happiness with their lives (8.2). 

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They were followed by inhabitants of Aragon, Extremadura and Navarra, who gave a score of 7.7 for life satisfaction on average. 

Despite being less content with their lives than people living in other parts of Spain, Andalucians lives are getting better according to the survey. Average life satisfaction has improved 0.2 points since the 2013 survey was conducted, when they gave a score of 6.9 on average. 

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