How much money do you need to become happy? For years, economists have been trying to tell us about the level of income that is the best for happiness. But many Americans may not be happy with the latest estimates published in a recent study.
In 2010, researchers at Princeton University found that families earning an income of $ 75,000 were enough for their population.
The researchers explain that low income rates affect welfare, noting that they appreciate the “emotional pain associated with this bad luck, in a way similar to that feeling of divorce, illness and loneliness.”
Researchers at Purdue University have decided to spread the idea of wealth by drafting an international index. According to their findings published last January in the scientific journal Nature, happiness can be earned at an average income of $ 75,000.
If someone wants to be happy with his life, it could cost him an extra $ 20,000, which would bring him an average income of $ 95,000. The indicator is determined by the number of family members, so people with children will need to put in additional funds and other blockages (such as how much the family spends on alcohol).
Of course, another solution to happiness is changing your definition of it. Those who can not find the clamor to earn $ 95,000 a year may be particularly interested in a 2010 study, published in the journal Personal and Social Psychology.
The study concluded that the individual has a higher purchasing power than when it comes to happiness. Those who can not concentrate on building their wealth may want to strengthen their independence instead. A rebellion against the standards of happiness may make you the happiest person ever.
 High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being Daniel Kahneman1 and Angus Deaton Center for Health and Well-being, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 Contributed by Daniel Kahneman, August 4, 2010 (sent for review July 4, 2010).