I believe the saying goes something along the lines of "money can't buy happiness." Sure, while that may be true, there are so many New Yorkers that are struggling with financial issues to the point that it's causing them more stress than any kind of feeling or emotion.

Recently, a study was published in the journal Nature Human Behavior that proved income can have a direct correlation on human well-being and life satisfaction. Because of that study, GOBankingRates worked to determine how much money was needed by people in each state to achieve "happiness."

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.” The states were ranked from least to most amount of money needed to be happy. GOBankingRates also included unemployment and crime rates for many states for informational purposes.

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So...What's The Reality for New Yorkers?

The minimum salary to "be happy" is allegedly $155,610. Wow.

The average New York resident shells out $50,610 more than the national average. And with an unemployment rate of 4.6%, times are tough for a lot of New Yorkers right now. However one can still find happiness at $88,920.

Wait, is that $88,920 per person or per household?? Because honestly I would LOVE that kind of money and it would help me a lot financially as well, as I'm sure it would other New Yorkers. Sure, the $155,610 would be nice but lets be realistic here. Anywhere outside of the city would love that $88,920. Especially if that is per person.

What are your thoughts on this study? Would you be happy with that? Let us know inside our station app.

New York State's Most Famous Restaurant is Katz's Delicatessen

New York State is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, and some of the oldest. Have you eaten at New York State's most famous restaurant?

Thrillist came up with a list of the most famous restaurants in every state and D.C. When it came to the Empire state the most popular restaurant was Katz's Delicatessen in New York City.

Here's a look at some of their delicious menu items. Which one would you order?

July- 34 New York Lottery Scratch Off Tickets With The Most Number One Jackpots Remaining

Here in New York, the time is now to start searching for some amazing jackpots. There are all sorts of different kinds of Scratch-Off tickets offered by the New York Lottery.

While looking at the latest weekly roundup for grand prizes, we counted 44 different tickets that have their grand prizes still on the market. The report was last updated on June 27th 2022, as we publish this article. 

This Upstate New York Restaurant Was Just Named One Of The Best Hidden Gem Restaurants In America

Nestled in a city in Upstate New York that is home to over 2,200 residents, this locally owned restaurant is among an elite list of places worth checking out in all of America.

24/7 Tempo put together a list of the Best Hidden Gem Restaurant in Every State and the choice for New York is located in one of the most historic Olympic capitals of the world- Lake Placid.

The winner is Salt of the Earth Bistro. Here's a look at some of their menu items: