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The minimum salary you need to be happy in each state

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 52: Can money buy happiness? According to a recent Purdue study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, income can correlate with emotional well-being and life satisfaction. “Globally, we find that satiation occurs at $95,000 for life evaluation and $60,000 to $75,000 for emotional well-being,” said the study’s authors in the journal. However, the study also found that the ideal income for life satisfaction in North America is $105,000, as reported by Inc. To estimate how much money you might need to be satisfied or happy in every U.S. state, GOBankingRates factored in each state’s cost of living index and used the $105,000 figure as the “benchmark.” We also included unemployment and crime rates for many states for informational purposes. It’s important to keep in mind that “happiness” is subjective, and the salary needed to be happy can vary from person to person. Click through to see how much it costs to live happily across America.

The minimum salary you need to be happy in each state

Can money buy happiness? According to a recent Purdue study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, income can correlate with emotional well-being and life satisfaction.

Globally, we find that satiation occurs at $95,000 for life evaluation and $60,000 to $75,000 for emotional well-being,” said the study’s authors in the journal. However, the study also found that the ideal income for life satisfaction in North America is $105,000, as reported by Inc.

To estimate how much money you might need to be satisfied or happy in each U.S. state, GOBankingRates factored in each state’s cost of living index and used the $105,000 figure as the “benchmark.” We also included unemployment and crime rates for many states for informational purposes. It’s important to keep in mind that “happiness” is subjective, and the salary needed to be happy can vary from person to person.

Click or swipe through to see how much it costs to live happily across America.

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