The Foral Community of Navarra continues to be the best place to live in Spain, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE). Specifically, the region ranks first or second in 5 of the 9 dimensions that measure the quality of life index of a community. The good indicators in sections such as material living conditions, work, health, education and the environment have kept Navarra in first place among the Spanish regions since 2008, when the state body began to compile this data to calculate the Multidimensional Quality of Life Indicator (IMCV).
Navarra has the highest index among the Spanish regions, with 106 points, 4.1 points higher than the Spanish average of 101.83 points, according to the latest data obtained from the National Statistics Institute (INE).
Furthermore, the global index (BMIV), which measures well-being, has increased in Navarra for the third consecutive year, rising from 105.82 points in 2020 to 106.00 points in 2021. This increase is practically similar to that of the State as a whole, which was 0.16 points.
Work, health and education
As noted, Navarra is in first place due to the fact that it occupies first or second place in 5 of the 9 dimensions. Thus, Navarra is at the forefront in five dimensions: environment and surroundings (1st), material living conditions (2nd), work (2nd), health (2nd) and education (2nd).
Of the remaining indices monitored, only one, physical and personal security, is in the bottom half of the other regions, in ninth place. In addition to the six dimensions mentioned above, leisure and social relations, governance and basic rights, and general experience of life are measured.
This consolidated quality of life status led the organisers of the Life Habitat Congress on Engineering, Architecture, Health and Wellbeing to invite Navarra to the 4th edition of this meeting on quality of life held in Valladolid a few days ago.
The Navarrese representation at the congress, through Antidio Martínez de Lizarrondo, from the Social Reality Observatory of the Department of Social Rights, presented the concept of quality of life and the perspectives acquired by the Observatory through the cross-referencing of statistical data and the elaboration of the indicator.
The Valladolid congress brings together professionals from the areas of planning, evaluation and quality of social services. The event, organised by the Castilla y León Efficient Habitat Cluster, is a benchmark event in the study of the construction of suitable environments for people’s health and well-being. The congress has the support of professional associations, technology centres and other entities from the habitat sector as well as from the health and social welfare sector.