Over six in 10 people (62.7%) aged 16 and over in the UK rated their health status as 'very good' or 'good' in 2011, according to the Office of National Statistics.
However, this is lower than the European average of 64%, the research found.
The ONS resarch also highlighted that in 2011, 71.8% of adults aged 16 and over in the UK rated their life satisfaction as 7 or more out of 10, higher than the EU-28 average of 69.3%.
The average rating of satisfaction with family life by people aged 16 and over in the UK in 2011 was 8.2 out of 10, higher than the EU-28 average of 7.8 out of 10.
However, a fifth (20.2%) of households in the UK in 2012 reported great difficulty or difficulty in making ends meet, lower than the estimated EU-28 average of 27.7%.