(ANSA) - BELGRADE, NOVEMBER 7 - Across the European Union, citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Lithuania are the least satisfied with their life in general, data from the EU statistical office Eurostat show. According to Eurostat, on a scale from 0 ("not satisfied at all") to 10 ("fully satisfied"), Bulgarians scored 5.4, the lowest rate in the EU in 2018, far below the 7.3 European average, followed by residents of Croatia (6.3), Greece and Lithuania (both 6.4), Hungary (6.5), Latvia and Portugal (both 6.7). At the opposite end of the scale, the citizens of Finland, the most satisfied with their life (8.1) in the EU, followed by those in Austria (8.0), Denmark, Poland and Sweden (all 7.8). The average life satisfaction increased since 2013 in 19 Member States, with the highest increase recorded in Cyprus (from 6.2 in 2013 to 7.1 in 2018, or +0.9), Bulgaria (+0.6), Czechia, Estonia, Poland and Portugal (all +0.5), Eurostat added. Bulgarians were also the least satisfied with the financial situation in 2018. Residents in Bulgaria scored 4.3, followed by those in Greece, Croatia and Lithuania (all 5.2), Latvia and Portugal (both 5.4), and Hungary (5.5). (ANSA).

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