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Radu Gheorghe () and Viorica NEACȘU Burcea ()
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Radu Gheorghe: Athenaeum University, Bucharest, Romania
Viorica NEACȘU Burcea: University of Valahia Targoviste, Romania

Internal Auditing and Risk Management, 2019, vol. 56, issue 4, 74-87

Abstract: In 2019, four major cities from Romania were included in the world quality of life ranking: Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi and Bucharest (it is a ranking that includes 226 cities, in which the first place is positioned Canberra, while the last place is occupied by Caracas). The quality of life index used represents an estimate of the overall quality of life by using an empirical formula that takes into account eight indicators: the purchasing power index, the pollution index, the ratio of the price of housing and income, the cost of life index, the safety index, the health care index, the transport time index and the climate index. It should be stressed, however, that on the one hand, in any process of measuring the quality of life are used not only the objective indicators, which describes the conditions of life, but also the subjective indicators, which assess the state of life through a perception „filtered by expectations, aspirations, values†, who rather targets the happiness, the satisfaction with life. On the other hand, the concept of quality of life is a multidisciplinary one, its definition being a wider one if we think about the multitude of indicators that should be used. The present article proposes only a description of the housing conditions in Romania in the European context, using the latest statistical data who directly affecting the living conditions of the Romanian population.

Keywords: degree of urbanisation; dwelling type; housing affordability; housing conditions; living environments; material living standards; objective indicators; overcrowded rate; subjective indicators; the climate index; the pollution index; the ratio of the price of housing; the safety index; quality of life (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A14 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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