I am a guy love simple life, I do shopping, only have something to buy. I go fancy costly dining, only on some special day for cheer out. Foods for me can be very sample and easy, what I put in my mouth no matter how expensive is, the final results before flushing is still a piece of shit.
Some people thought if wanted be apart of "big city citizen", must make their self living in stylish with those activities I mention and acting look like born in concrete jungle. For them that's call quality of life which will improve the motivation of their career or future financing, means spending more than will find a way to learning more.
What I seem from this group of people, they do have sound like quality of life, but with negative saving in account plus lot of credit card bills. I have difference view on it, living in stylish for me is spending what is needed, not over the learning limit. Quality of life for me is build from mind and soul, not from the foods and clothes.