Questions have long been asked over the validity of GDP as an indicator of well-being. The construction of a multidimensional index not attributable solely to economic aspects can contribute to the measurement of the level of well-being, which includes nutrition and lifestyles. In this context, the awareness that people’s overall well-being depends on a plurality of variables, including some aspects related to lifestyles, food choices, health and environmental protection, is spreading more and more widely.
The objective of the work done on this issue was therefore to insert and evaluate the aspect related to nutrition and lifestyles, within a multidimensional index for measuring and comparing people’s level of well-being in a selected group of developed countries.