One in five can't afford everyday needs - survey

A new survey into New Zealanders' Quality of Life has found one in five people feel they don't have enough money to meet everyday needs.

The biennial survey was completed by 5,000 people living in urban areas across the country.

While the majority of respondents rate their overall quality of life positively, less than half say they have enough, or more than enough money, to meet everyday needs.

Twenty-four percent feel they don't have enough, but that's an improvement from the 13 percent in 2010.

Overall 72 percent of those surveyed say they're happy, with Wellingtonians more likely to rate their quality of life positively.

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