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Pamplona, Bilbao and Gijón considered to be the best places to live in Spain

According to a survey carried out by the Organisation for Consumers and Users (OCU) Pamplona, Bilbao and Gijón are considered to be the best places to live in Spain.

More than 10,000 people in the OCU survey, carried out in collaboration with associations that are members of Euroconsumers. In the survey, citizens in 76 towns and cities were questioned about their level of satisfaction for the place they live in.

Those questioned consider that the most important criteria that determines the quality of life in the place where you live is personal security (18%) followed by the local employment market (15%), housing (13%), health care (12%) and transport (10%). In contrast little importance was attached to shops, services, historical heritage and the urban landscape.

In terms of the above criteria Pamplona turns out to be the best place to live in Spain, followed by Bilbao, Gijón, Logroño, Albacete, Barcelona, Santander, Murcia, Zaragoza, Palma de Mallorca, Valladolid, Valencia and Badajoz.

Surprisingly, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Vigo and Seville came last in the survey given the criteria used.

In order to carry out the survey the OCU selected the 17 Spanish cities with the highest populations in each autonomous community:: Albacete, Badajoz, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gijón, Logroño, Madrid, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pamplona, Santander, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo and Zaragoza.

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