Money and mates make us happiest


While money can’t buy you happiness, those earning slightly more than the national average are the nations happiest. 


A new report published by Rabobank finds that happy Australians live within their means, focus on a healthy work-life balance, value relationships and are involved in their local community.


Those earning between $80,000 and $100,000 reported as being the happiest. People who earned below $60,000 reported some degree of financial stress, and those earning above $150,000 suffered some unhappiness due to the trade-off between a high salary and the hours you are expected to work.


Rabobank head of market research Glenn Wealands tells Kayley and Nick that this report shows that happiness is the result of a range of measures.