Compared to all regions in Germany, people in Münsterland are the happiest. This is shown by the Happiness Atlas 2022, published by the Research Centre for Generational Contracts at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg with the support of SKL (Süddeutsche Klassenlotterie). With a value of 7.44 on a scale of 0 to 10 points, the region has achieved a top value. In Germany as a whole, life satisfaction in 2022 was 6.86 points; before the Corona pandemic, it was 7.14.
The Happiness Atlas is the most up-to-date regular study of Germans' life satisfaction. SKL has been a partner of the Happiness Atlas since the beginning of 2022; until the end of 2021, it was published by Deutsche Post. For example, the survey asked about satisfaction in the areas of work, income, family and health, as well as the influence of inflation and the Ukraine war. Further information on the study is available at www.skl-gluecksatlas.de.
A deeper look at 32 regions in Germany shows large differences in happiness between the federal states. The regions marked in dark blue are particularly happy, while the regions marked in light blue are less happy. In 2022, Münsterland is the happiest region in Germany with 7.44 points - far ahead of the typical happiness regions of Schleswig (7.21 points) and Holstein (7.12 points). North Rhine-Westphalia has a total of 6.98 points, Germany as a whole 6.86 points.