What you spend rather than what you earn 36 (help) to determine how content you are with life, a new study says.
Research from the Office for National Statistics found spending on hotels, restaurants and household furnishings was associated with life satisfaction. 37 (Unsurprising), spending on insurance and mobile phones was not. But the ONS said that overall spending and income mattered less than personal circumstances when 38 (measure) life satisfaction. Good health, marital status (婚姻状况) and economic activity had the strongest associations with how positively life satisfaction is rated.
Its analysis found that age also mattered: the young have 39 (high) life satisfaction than those in their 40s but life satisfaction rises again in later years, before falling again for those in their 80s. Living 40 (condition) were also important. Those who own their homes think their life satisfaction is more highly than 41 in poverty.
But while spending is more important than income, households with 42 income of between £24,000 and £44,000 would feel more 43 (satisfy) if their income increased, the ONS found. The ONS said: “There is no evidence of a significant association between household income 44 life satisfac