WASHINGTON — The key to happiness in the District is pulling a $183,000 a year, according to a recently released study.
Personal finance website GOBankingRates analyzed data from a 2018 Purdue University report to come up with a target for the salaries needed to be happy to live in cities across the country.
GOBankingRates' study found, when considering cost-of-living factors, D.C. residents need to make $183,000 to be happy.
The claim gained a lot of attention on social media Wednesday afternoon with some people saying the figure fits the District's expensive cost-of-living standards.
But, many people were also quick to disagree with the number.
D.C. resident Sammy Abdulrahim said he knows the Distrrict is expensive, but he added he was not sure that happiness could just be measured through economics.
"I would say that I am happy, and I definitely don't make anywhere close to that," Abdulrahim said.
On top of that, there are differing studies that claim there are other optimal salaries to reach happiness.
In 2017, Gallup did a study that was further assisted by Time Magazine. It found that the annual salary needed to reach peak happiness in the DC metro was $54,000.