OECD updates its Better Life Index


2/06/2015 - The OECD today launched the 2015 update of the Better Life Index (, an online, interactive tool that invites people to create their own index according to their priorities in 11 topics – housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.

The updated version contains the latest underlying statistics, country data, user findings and a translation into Italian. The Index is currently available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian, and the Italian translation will broaden the Better Life Index’s reach to a key part of the global community. The updated version is also enabled for portable devices (tablets and iPads). It can be embedded on website and blogs.

What matters to users of the Better Life Index around the world?

Since the launch of the Index in 2011, over six million people have visited the site and over 92 000 people have created and shared their personal indexes with the OECD. These well-being preferences can be viewed through an interactive map.

The OECD Better Life Index is part of a larger OECD Better Life Initiative that aims to measure well-being and progress. Another important component of the OECD Better Life Initiative is the How’s Life? report that provides a more detailed analysis of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people’s material conditions and quality of life across the population. The next edition will be published in October 2015.

For further information about the BLI, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (+ 33 1 45 24 9700).

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