Six Months After: Ba Vs. Madrid

Many people say that Madrid is better than Barcelona to live . Do you agree?
I hear that quite a bit.
I really couldn't say though.
Madrid does seem like a city with alot more movement business wise.
All of Spain is still not as economically sound as it was before the GFC.
But Barcelona and the rest of the country seemed alot more subdued compared to Madrid which seems to be far more botany.
Surprised to see most shops in Barcelona being closed on Sundays.