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    Default Happiness costs $75kpy

    What does it take to be happy? About $75,000. - chicagotribune.com

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    I honestly think I wouldn't spend all that money wisely if I had it. I'd probably eat like a pig, and grow even lazier and overall have a lifestyle that would actually make my body and mind unhealhtier.

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    It would certainly allow me to increase charitible works... and maintain regular medical, dental and vision care. It would almost certainly reinforce my current vice of frequenting used book stores.... and shopping for guitars. I would plough the rest into my biz...
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    I'd imagine you'd have to adjust this amount depending on the cost of living for your city. Perhaps $75,000 is something of a national average?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    I'd imagine you'd have to adjust this amount depending on the cost of living for your city. Perhaps $75,000 is something of a national average?
    Oh yes; I make roughly this amount in D.C. right now and it nets me a small car and a 1br apartment and a little on the side to invest with in terms of art for my various narrative projects. If I had this back in my homeland of Maine, it would make for a large house, a couple of cars, a large yard, and myriad hobbies.)
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    Well, I'm pretty happy, and that is over 2x what I make per year... I do wish I earned a bit more $, but I don't need $75,000/year, at least here in MN. Now, that's individual income, though. The article wasn't totally clear, but it seemed like it was talking about individual, rather than household income...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    I'd imagine you'd have to adjust this amount depending on the cost of living for your city. Perhaps $75,000 is something of a national average?
    Yeah, this isn't that much at all in NYC.
    Something that's conveniently forgotten when people yak about the top 5% income earners is that these people often live in places like NYC where the COL is quadruple what it is in other places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    Well, I'm pretty happy, and that is over 2x what I make per year... I do wish I earned a bit more $, but I don't need $75,000/year, at least here in MN. Now, that's individual income, though. The article wasn't totally clear, but it seemed like it was talking about individual, rather than household income...
    I was thinking I'd read something that said $150K so that would make sense.

    Cost of living is pretty low here, so our family of six could do pretty well on $75K. That's actually around the target of what we'd like to make in order to retire comfortably in 25 years.
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    my yearly income is 19,200 its not a lot but i make do. also I'm only supporting myself, and my rents going from 700 to 525 in january so that's 200 extra dollars freed up right their. I wouldn't say I'm struggling well except this month but some complicated things happened. I just need to make it to october, I don't know if I'll ever make 75,000 a year i hope to some day.and the only bills i need to worry about is food,internet,phone, my share of rent, and credit card so i do quite well.

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    Mostly, from this, I took away the interesting part that AFTER reaching that threshold, people stopped being happier. I'm there's tons of unhappy 75kers and some blissful 20kers... it's just interesting data.
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