The State cities of Latvia are Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Ogre, Rēzekne, Valmiera, and Ventspils. The capital Rīga is also a State city but Rīga's survey is carried out by Eurostat and is not included in this dataset.
Residents of all nine State cities are either very or rather satisfied to live in their city. The largest share of those who are satisfied to live in their city was recorded in Valmiera – 99.3 %, while in the rest State cities, the indicator varied between 93.2 % and 99.2 %. Daugavpils indicated the most notable upturn in the share of residents satisfied to live in their city – of 12.5 percentage points (from 83.1 % in 2017 to 95.6 % in 2022).
80.7 % of Liepāja residents and 78.7 % of Valmiera residents feel safe walking alone at night in their city. In other State cities the share accounted for 68 % in Ventspils, 67.9 % in Ogre, 65.4 % in Jūrmala, 63.8 % in Daugavpils, 63.2 % in Jelgava, 56.1 % in Rēzekne, and 41 % in Jēkabpils.
In terms of the State city friendliness to different population groups, 86.3 % of Valmiera residents said that their city is a good place to live for immigrants from other countries, followed by Jelgava with 83.8 %, Jūrmala with 82.9 %, Liepāja with 80.4 %, Ogre with 70.2 %, Ventspils with 69.9 %, Rēzekne with 64.7 %, Daugavpils with 63.6 %, and Jēkabpils with 62.9 %.
Almost all residents of Valmiera, Liepāja and Ventspils believe that their city is friendly to families with young children (98.4 %, 98.3 % and 97.3 %, respectively). The share in Ogre constituted 93.8 %, in Jūrmala 93.3 %, in Rēzekne 93.2 %, in Jelgava 92.8 %, in Daugavpils 86.6 %, and in Jēkabpils 77.5 %.
Out of all State cities, Liepāja has the greatest proportion of residents who are satisfied with educational facilities (kindergartens, schools, universities etc.) – 85.1 %, followed by Valmiera with 79.9 %, Jelgava with 77.5 %, Ogre with 68.2 %, Ventspils with 67.4 %, Rēzekne with 65.9 %, and Daugavpils with 64.1 %. Jēkabpils and Jūrmala have the smallest proportion of such residents – 54.4 % and 63.5 %, respectively.
The largest share of residents satisfied with health care services, doctors and hospitals was registered in Ventspils – 76.3 %. The share in Ogre accounted for 75.3 %, in Jelgava for 72.9 %, in Jūrmala for 71.4 %, and in Valmiera for 64.6 %. In Jēkabpils, Rēzekne and Daugavpils only slightly more than a half of residents is satisfied with health care services – 58.8 %, 53.8 %, 52 %, respectively. In addition, just 46.8 % of Liepāja residents said that were satisfied with health care services.
Liepāja has the highest proportion of residents (94.5 %) who are satisfied with cultural facilities (concert halls, theatres, museums and libraries). In Ventspils, Rēzekne and Jūrmala nine out of ten residents are satisfied with cultural facilities. In Ogre, Valmiera and Jelgava those were 88.7 %, 87.8 % and 86.3 %, respectively. The smallest share of residents who are satisfied with cultural facilities was observed in Jēkabpils (62.3 %) and Daugavpils (76.6 %).
Liepāja also has the largest share of residents who are satisfied with public transport (bus, tram or minibus) – 81.8 %, followed by Daugavpils with 80.9 %, Jūrmala with 77 %, Rēzekne with 67.8 %, Valmiera with 59.9 %, Ventspils with 59.2 %, Jelgava with 58.4%, and Jēkabpils with 53.4 %. The smallest share of those satisfied with public transport was recorded among residents of Ogre (40.1 %).
The greatest share of residents satisfied with the cleanliness of their city was registered in Ogre – almost all (99 %) city residents were very or rather satisfied with the city cleanliness. Ogre is followed by Ventspils with 98.9 %, Liepāja with 97.2 %, Valmiera with 96.4 %, Jelgava with 93.6 %, Daugavpils with 91.6 %, Rēzekne with 90.5 %, Jūrmala with 85 % and Jēkabpils with 79.2 %.