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This Map Shows When Money Stops Buying You Happiness

I guess money DOES buy happiness.

Travis Sawrie

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Money doesn’t buy happiness.” While there’s a well-intentioned moral lesson to be learned from that saying, a new study sheds some light on that very subject.

It reveals that money can bring happiness but there’s a threshold where money can only buy happiness up to a point. In addition, that threshold varies from state to state according to cost of living.

It’s pretty incredible to see Hawaii, where a household needs $122,175 a year before making more money won’t make them any happier, in contrast to Mississippi, where a household only needs $65,850 a year before making more money won’t make them any happier.


Check out these fascinating infographics to see how much money you need to make before it doesn’t make you any happier.

State Income Happiness

State Income Happiness

So if you make $72,075 in South Carolina, I would tell you to relax, but according to this map you’re probably already relaxed.

Learn more about the study here.

H/T: Huffington Post

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posted on: July 23, 2014
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