The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), funded by the European Union, compared figures from countries across the continent and the Mediterranean Basin.
Israel came in second from the bottom in senior citizens' life satisfaction level, Italy being the only country where the situation is worse.
The survey ranked Israel third among European countries in feelings of sadness among elderly citizens, and second (again after Italy) in feelings of loneliness and depression.
The physical condition of Israel's senior citizens is also grim compared to Europe: Seventy-five percent of the survey's Israeli respondents said they suffer from at least two chronic diseases – the highest figure among all countries.
And who is most satisfied with life in Europe? Unsurprisingly, elderly citizens in Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland are less lonely, sad, depressed and ill than their fellow Europeans.