The healthiest capitals in Europe

The corona pandemic is affecting the health awareness of many people. In Germany, the topic of health has grown in importance since the beginning of the pandemic, shows a survey by the market research institute Ipsos on behalf of the British health company GSK Consumer Healthcare. Accordingly, around two out of three respondents said it was important to them to take care of their health in order not to overload the health system.

But even before the pandemic, their own health played a major role for many Germans, according to a survey by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in 2017, it even had priority over education, partnership and income. At the same time, less than a third of those surveyed were satisfied with their own state of health – also because they lacked regular exercise.

In addition to your own personal habits and factors, the environment also plays a decisive factor in your own health. For locations, the quality of life is particularly crucial. The British medical portal has determined which European capitals stand out in particular and which factors support a healthy lifestyle there for 46 European capitals.

The portal determined an index from ten different factors. This includes:

  • the water, air and general quality of life
  • the average life expectancy
  • the average CO2Emissions
  • the percentage of people who walk or ride a bike to work
  • the cost of fruits and vegetables
  • the cost of the one month gym membership
  • the state of green spaces
  • the percentage of expenditure on health care as measured by gross domestic product (GDP)

These European capitals are the healthiest places to live


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