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Greece

Greece Lifestyle Stats

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Author: Luke.Metcalfe

Most Greek people were happy about their life (77.09% of them were satisfied about their life) before 2010, receiving a low score in life satisfaction inequality factor. The sunny days and the deep bonds with family and friends are the reasons behind this surprising statistical fact. These bonds keep the institution of family alive. Most Greeks prefer to eat at home with their family than eating fast food. In contrast with Americans, Greek people seem to turn their back in Subway restaurants. Greece takes 61st place out of 82 countries, having less than 3 Subway restaurants in 2006.Greece had one of the lowest percentages in suicides, having only 1.1 suicide per 100,000 people in 1980. Nowadays, life standards in Greece are below par due to austerity measures. Quality of life index ranks Greece 45th out of 69 countries.

There is average drug use in Greece, as cannabis (Greece is 13th out of 26 other first world’s countries) and amphetamine (Greece is 17th out of 26 other first world’s countries) use is under control. Greece is a country where people like to party all night and bars and entertainment venues stay open until morning. However, Greek people have gradually reduced alcohol consumption from 1980 till now. Statistically, the average Greek drank 13.2 litres of alcohol per year in 1980, 10.7 litres in 1990, 9.5 litres in 2000, and currently the average Greek drinks 9.2 litres alcohol per year.

Definitions

  • Amphetamine use: Percentage of people who have used amphetamines, generally for ages 15 and over. Spain and Greece: data for ages 15-64. Netherlands: data for ages 15-59. United Kingdom: data for ages 16-59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Belgium: data for ages 18-65. France: data for ages 18-69. Data generally for 1999 or 1998. Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France: data for 1995. Belgium: data for 1994. Canada: data for 1993.
  • Cannabis use: Percentage share of people who have used cannabis, generally including people 15 and above. Different nations have, however, focussed their studies on different age groups. United States and Netherlands: data for years 12 and above. Greece: Data for ages 12 to 64. Australia: data for ages 14 and above. United Kingdom: data for ages 16 to 59. Germany: data for ages 18-59. Denmark and France: data for ages 18 to 69. Data for 1998 or 1999 in most cases. Germany, Poland, and Spain: data for 1997. Austria: data for 1996. Denmark, France and Ireland: data for 1995.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > Current: Alcohol consumption - Litres per capita by population aged above 15. (Data for 2003).
  • Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Olive oil > Consumption > 2005: Share of countries in percentage in the total consumption of Olive oil around the world in the year 2005.
  • Food and drink > Subway resturants: Number of Subway resturants by country
  • Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household and government expenditure on recreation and culture: Household expenditure on recreation and culture includes purchases of audio-visual, photographic and computer equipment; CDs and DVDs; musical instruments; camper vans; caravans; sports equipment; toys; domestic pets and related products; gardening tools and plants; newspapers; tickets to sporting matches, cinemas and theatres; and spending on gambling (including lottery tickets) less any winnings. It excludes expenditures on restaurants, hotels, and travel and holiday homes but includes package holidays.

    Government expenditures include administration of sporting, recreational and cultural affairs as well as the maintenance of zoos, botanical gardens, public beaches and parks; support for broadcasting services and, where present, support for religious, fraternal, civic, youth and other social organisations (including the operation and repair of facilities and payment to clergy and other officers.) Also included are grants to artists and arts companies. Capital outlays such as the construction of sports stadiums, public swimming pools, national theatres, opera houses and museums are included.
  • Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture: Household expenditure on recreation and culture includes purchases of audio-visual, photographic and computer equipment; CDs and DVDs; musical instruments; camper vans; caravans; sports equipment; toys; domestic pets and related products; gardening tools and plants; newspapers; tickets to sporting matches, cinemas and theatres; and spending on gambling (including lottery tickets) less any winnings. It excludes expenditures on restaurants, hotels, and travel and holiday homes but includes package holidays.

    Government expenditures include administration of sporting, recreational and cultural affairs as well as the maintenance of zoos, botanical gardens, public beaches and parks; support for broadcasting services and, where present, support for religious, fraternal, civic, youth and other social organisations (including the operation and repair of facilities and payment to clergy and other officers.) Also included are grants to artists and arts companies. Capital outlays such as the construction of sports stadiums, public swimming pools, national theatres, opera houses and museums are included.
  • Life satisfaction inequality: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".
  • Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
  • Roller coasters: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions.
  • Roller coasters per million: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Depression: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

    Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

    Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.
  • Society > Volunteering and social support > Volunteering > Volunteered your time: A tool for valuing volunteering is provided by the new Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts, developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civic Society Studies in co-operation with the United Nations Statistics Division. The Handbook recommends that countries regularly produce “satellite accounts” of the non-profit sector, providing a comprehensive picture of its size and operation. So far, eight OECD countries have implemented this handbook, with data referring to a year between 1999 and 2004, and four additional countries are committed to do so in the future.

    Beyond the comprehensive information available through these handbooks, information on the size of volunteering and social support is available for a larger number of countries through household surveys. The data presented here are drawn from the Gallup World Poll. Data on volunteering are based on the two following questions: “Have you donated money to an organization in the last month?” and “Have you volunteered your time to an organization in the last month?”. Data on social support from the same survey are based on the questions: “If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you need them?” and “Have you helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help in the last month?”. Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various questions.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Amphetamine use 0.11% 1999 23th out of 26
Cannabis use 4.39% 1999 13th out of 26
Food and drink > Alcohol > Consumption > Current 9.2 litres per capita 2003 18th out of 30
Food and drink > Exports 25.41 2009 35th out of 116
Food and drink > Olive oil > Consumption > 2005 9% 2005 3rd out of 10
Food and drink > Subway resturants 3 2006 61st out of 82
Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household and government expenditure on recreation and culture 6.89% 2009 6th out of 23
Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture 6.32% 2009 4th out of 26
Life satisfaction inequality 2.4 2004 54th out of 87
Quality of life > 2005 7.163 2005
Quality of life index 77.35 2014 45th out of 69
Roller coasters 6 2006 35th out of 75
Roller coasters per million 0.538 2006 34th out of 74
Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Depression 7.75% 2009 16th out of 28
Society > Volunteering and social support > Volunteering > Volunteered your time 7.42% 2004 27th out of 28

SOURCES: OECD; OECD Health Data 2005; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Subway, 2006.; OECD Country statistical profiles 2009; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole; Economist Intelligence Unitƒ??s The Quality-of-Life calculated in 2005); quality of life; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006.; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Greece Lifestyle Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Greece/Lifestyle

Greece Lifestyle Profiles (Subcategories)

Food and drink 18 Society 15
Leisure 3
  • Greece ranked second for food and drink > exports amongst European Union in 2009.

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Most Greek people were happy about their life (77.09% of them were satisfied about their life) before 2010, receiving a low score in life satisfaction inequality factor. The sunny days and the deep bonds with family and friends are the reasons behind this surprising statistical fact. These bonds keep the institution of family alive. Most Greeks prefer to eat at home with their family than eating fast food. In contrast with Americans, Greek people seem to turn their back in Subway restaurants. Greece takes 61st place out of 82 countries, having less than 3 Subway restaurants in 2006.Greece had one of the lowest percentages in suicides, having only 1.1 suicide per 100,000 people in 1980. Nowadays, life standards in Greece are below par due to austerity measures. Quality of life index ranks Greece 45th out of 69 countries.

There is average drug use in Greece, as cannabis (Greece is 13th out of 26 other first world’s countries) and amphetamine (Greece is 17th out of 26 other first world’s countries) use is under control. Greece is a country where people like to party all night and bars and entertainment venues stay open until morning. However, Greek people have gradually reduced alcohol consumption from 1980 till now. Statistically, the average Greek drank 13.2 litres of alcohol per year in 1980, 10.7 litres in 1990, 9.5 litres in 2000, and currently the average Greek drinks 9.2 litres alcohol per year.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

Luke.Metcalfe

Luke.Metcalfe

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