As Daily Mail reports , a new study conducted at the University of London has found that money can indeed buy happiness. After finding a correlation between money and happiness the researchers went on to attach monetary values to other aspects of life that bring happiness – namely health and social relations.
Any idea how much happiness people derive from excellent health? According to this study it is equivalent to the amount of happiness a ₤304,000 (roughly $600,000) a year raise would provide.
According to my quick calculation that would make the information and advice found on Mark’s Daily Apple worth about $273 trillion – give or take a few trillion. Or in the almost-played-out word of those enviable MasterCard marketers: priceless.
Moral of the Story: Money may make you slightly happier, but it pales in comparison to the importance of health, friends and family.