Study Shows How Much People Would Pay For Happiness And, Yep, We're All Pretty Shallow

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We've all been there before—hypothetically day-dreaming about how our lives would be so much better if we had millions of dollars to blow. Some of us would take a two-year vacation, while others might buy a fleet of sports cars and mansions and then there are probably a few who would do nothing but save it.

Well, according to a new study—which was run by British newspaper The Sun—some people would choose other forms of happiness, and would drop a hell of a lot of money in order to get it.

Per The Sun, here are some of the results of the study, which show just how petty some of us can really be:

  • To have good health for you and your family – $4,216,705
  • To be able to eat what you like but not gain weight – $253,221
  • To have naturally good teeth – $198,198
  • To have a good-looking wife – $123,477
  • To have a good-looking husband – $90,899
  • To be super intelligent – $204,706
  • To have perfect skin – $168,840
  • To live to 100 – $221,090
  • To have a happy marriage – $289,652
  • For your partner to never cheat – $218,807
  • To be better looking – $208,266
  • To be more confident – $252,549
  • To be worry and stress free – $373,852
  • A date with Margot Robbie – $54,838
  • A date with Idris Elba – $27,048
  • To enjoy your job – $23,128
  • To have a good night’s sleep for a year – $14,405
  • To have well behaved children – $10,322
  • A rain free summer – $1,963
  • A good date – $750
  • The perfect kiss – $759
  • A drama free night out – $76
  • A good hair day – $81
  • A compliment from a stranger – $66
  • For a completely new life – $11.55 million

My personal favorites have to be the guys who said they would drop nearly $55,000 for a date with actress Margot Robbie, as well as those who said they'd drop $11.55 million to buy a completely new life altogether.


For some reason or another, this makes me sad that we've lost the ability to appreciate the smaller things in life, but, then again, if money was no object and life's stresses/problems could be bought, I'd be willing to do so for a serious price tag, too.

H/T New York Post