Money can't buy you happiness but it can sure help. A new study came out showing much money you would need to make in order to be happy living here in New York State.

A new study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour showed that income can correlate with emotional well-being and life satisfaction. So yes, money can buy you happiness.

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Based on the study, it showed that in order to be happy around the globe you need to make around $95,000 for life evaluation and $75,000 for emotional well-being.

The study also found that the ideal income for life satisfaction in North America is six digits around $105,000.

So if you are living in New York State, much much money do you need to make to have the greatest life satisfaction? Well, the study says your income needs to be at least $155,610 in order to be truly happy here in New York.

That number sounds crazy and it might be inflated just a bit since the cost of living in New York City is one of the highest in the county and skews that number higher.

The average New York needs to make around $55,000 more than the average American to be happy according to the study.

Now if you can't afford total life satisfaction at $155,610, the study said that in order to be just happy in New York State, you need to make around $88,920.

I think I now know why there are A LOT of unhappy people in New York.

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