When someone says "money can't buy happiness" they should take a look at these findings.

Now we all know in Illinois, we're taxed more than other states just for the privilege of living in the Land of Lincoln.

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I also know that statewide numbers are skewed when you take Chicago, the third biggest city in America, into consideration and include it with every other city and town.

How many times have you seen a survey or study group the entire state including The Windy City, only to realize that it probably doesn't affect you if you live 100s of miles away from Chicago?

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For this one, from Yahoo! Finance, it's difficult to tell how much The Second City influences their study on The MInimum Salary You Need Yo Be Happy in Every State.

Either way, the numbers are what they are and for people in Rockford, the suburbs, or even down south in Illinois in places like Carbondale, the minimum salary required to live happily is pretty darn high.

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Yahoo! Finance:

Minimum salary needed to be happy: $100,170

Illinois' current unemployment rate hovers north of 7% suggesting that a lot of people there are currently focused on making ends meet for the present. However, people can still find emotional well-being at just $57,240.

A six-figure salary is all that's needed to be happy? Say what? For a lot of us pulling in that amount is a pipe dream.

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Forget happiness. How much money do you need to make in Illinois just to live comfortably?

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