Quality of life (QOL) is an overarching term for the quality of the various domains in human life. It is an expected standard level that consists of the expectations of an individual or society for a good life. These expectations are guided by the values, goals and socio-cultural context in which an individual lives. QOL is a subjective, multidimensional concept that defines a standard level for emotional, physical, material and social well-being. It serves as a reference against which an individual or society can measure the different domains of a personal life. The extent to which one’s own life coincides with a desired standard level – or, put differently, the degree to which these domains give satisfaction and as such contribute to one’s subjective well-being – is called life satisfaction.