Be happy for an­other £38

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THE av­er­age Brit needs to earn just £38 ex­tra a week to be truly happy, a new study has found.

Re­searchers found that while the typ­i­cal fam­ily has around £44-a-week in spare cash, the hap­pi­est peo­ple have £82, once the bills have been paid.

This means that far from need­ing mil­lions to be ‘happy’, the av­er­age adult only needs to find £38-a-week to be con­tent – around £5.50 a day or £167 per month.

The statis­tics emerged in the an­nual ‘Cash Happy’ re­port from SunLife which polled 3,000 UK house­holds.

A spokesman said: “Our study shows that hap­pi­ness and money are linked, but the good news is that it is spare cash rather than in­come that has the great­est ef­fect on our hap­pi­ness.

“It is even more en­cour­ag­ing to dis­cover that you don’t need to be a mil­lion­aire for money to buy you hap­pi­ness.”

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