The Times reports that, in order to meet our basic needs, we need “up to about $75,000 a year. The lower a person’s annual income falls below that benchmark, the unhappier he or she feels. But no matter how much more than $75,000 people make, they don’t report any greater degree of happiness”.

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  • Frank says:

    Yes, once basic needs (plus a small surplus for additional peace of mind) are satisfied, it is easier for people to enjoy their lives. Still, happiness is an attitude, not a goal or threshold to reach. Making enough to have peace of mind about financials facilitates happy living. Also, I saw this news reported on several other medias, in other countries. 75k is not an absolute number, it depends on how much one needs to have a decent lifestyle in one country, it could be much more, or much less, outside USA.

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