Quality Of Life In California Given Low Score

Quality of life in California was just given the lowest score, and we didn’t do so hot overall on the “best places to live” list either.

By nowproducerdave on February 28, 2018
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How’s your quality of life here in California? First, let’s define what “quality of life” means. According to US News, “a person’s quality of life is largely a result of their interactions with those around them.” Basically, we feel happier and healthier, both mentally and physically, when we have better social support. This means our environment in which we live, including pollution control, community connectivity, and overall just being around nice, friendly people.

Well, California didn’t do so well. Overall, we came in dead-last place in relation to the rest of the United States for quality of life. That’s number-1 for worst quality of life in the nation. North Dakota popped in at first place. Why were we last? The categories were scored and weighted based on what “mattered most to people,” according to the research. So, health care and education, state economies, citizen opportunities, then other categories like infrastructure, crime, and fiscal stability.

As far as “best state to live” when you consider all the other categories together, California dropped in at number 32, right behind Georgia. That score accounts for everything averaged together. See some more info on how they find their score, as well as other states’ scores here. Taking everything into account, do you think quality of life is low in California? I know we typically have some pretty nice weather here, but obviously there’s a lot more involved in quality of life than just having a nice sunny day. Where have you lived that you think is much better? Source.

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