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The Price of Happiness

According to research, achieving happiness (or avoiding unhappiness) comes at a price depending on where you live. Can you identify the countries where happiness is the most and the least affordable?
The least affordable country (shaded) is considered a British Overseas territory by Jetpunk criteria
Read more about this research and how it was calculated here
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: October 9, 2022
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First submittedMarch 11, 2021
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LEAST AFFORDABLE
Annual Price (US$)
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$143,933
Bermuda
$135,321
Australia
$130,457
Israel
$128,969
Switzerland
$128,844
New Zealand
$114,147
Norway
$109,142
Denmark
$107,587
Japan
$107,351
Iceland
$105,000
United States
MOST AFFORDABLE
Annual Price (US$)
Answer
$6,799
Suriname
$8,778
Argentina
$8,921
Angola
$8,997
Kyrgyzstan
$10,134
Iran
$10,224
Zambia
$10,498
Sierra Leone
$10,681
Ethiopia
$10,742
Turkey
$11,273
Nicaragua
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2021
I don't think people will ever realize that money ≠ happiness and the two don't have much correlation
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2021
(not a criticism to the quiz by the way, you're just reporting data)
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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2021
Not true at all. Income and happiness are highly correlated. And this extends to levels higher than $75,000 or whatever the "cutoff" they tend to report.

But... this doesn't extend to a society at large.

As a whole, people aren't happier than they were 100 years ago, even though the average person is much wealthier.

The happiness benefit of money comes from having MORE of it than your peers.

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Level 71
Jan 9, 2024
Do you mean joy?