Stuttering house prices and the rising cost of living are just two factors that affect our quality of life. A new uSwitch.com report rates UK as behind the rest of our EU neighbours, with Britain deemed to the ‘the worst place to live in Europe’.
The Quality of Life index examined 16 factors to determine quality of life, including net income, VAT and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills, as well as lifestyle factors such as hours of sunshine, holiday entitlement, working hours and life expectancy.
France and Spain come out on top, according to the life satisfaction poll. No wonder one in 10 people surveyed by uSwitch.com said that they are seriously considering emigrating.
Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com, said: "Last year at least our neighbours in Ireland were worse off, now we can't even console ourselves with that. We are now officially at the bottom of the pile.
“We may still be enjoying the fourth highest household income in Europe, but the high cost of living means that we're living to work.”