How much money do you need to make to be happy in Massachusetts? We now have the answer and we don’t think you’ll like it very much. But before we get there, let’s take a look at what makes someone happy.
In a study by the website www.study.com, it’s the quality of your relationships that is key. So when it comes to family, loved ones, partners, etc. Also, having a hobby and/or job that you love and enjoy also contributes to happiness. So what about money? It’s very easy to believe that having lots of money will make you happy. And the simple answer is yes because having more money gives you more choices of how to live your life. You can live your live on your terms. When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, there aren’t as many choices. Now the next question would be, exactly how much money must one make in order to be happy? Then answer is not one general one. It varies from state to state depending on the cost of living. This is where this blog post comes in. We found an exact answer to this question and it came from the website wwww.gobankingrates.com. They took a look at how much it costs in each state for child care, schooling and other factors. Unemployment rates are also a factor.
For the purpose of this post, we are going to show you the difference in salaries to be happy in each of the New England states, Florida, California, New Jersey, Texas and New York. The difference may shock you. Then again, if you live in Massachusetts, it may not. But remember this. It is definitely a cliche but money does not buy happiness. According to the late great Notorious B.I.G., “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Let’s begin.