Lithuanian Life- Quality of Public servicesadmin
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2. Living in Lithuania
country-level data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS)
2.4. Quality of public services
Quality ratings for seven public services
Note: scale of 1-10, Source: EQLS 2016.
The perceived quality of many public services has increased in Lithuania in the recent years of observation in the EQLS. For instance, the perceived quality of health services increased from 5.1 in 2003 to 6.3 in 2016, but was still lower than the EU28 average of 6.7 in 2016 (on a scale of 1–10). Similarly, the perceived quality of public transport increased from 6.3 in 2003 to 7.0 in 2016, rising above the EU28 average of 6.6. However, the perceived quality of the state pension system has decreased in Lithuania from 5.0 in 2003 to 3.8 in 2016, which is also lower than the EU28 average of 5.0.