Hopefully you’ve seen that "happiness report" — the study out of Princeton University that shows how $75,000 a year is the sweet spot of earnings, at least as a national average. If you earn less than that or more than that, you aren’t as happy as you are earning exactly that.

Give or take, of course.

But that’s a national average, and Danville isn’t Richmond isn’t Arlington isn’t New York. So the good folks at the Wall Street Journal converted that $75,000 national average to the equivalent (based on cost of living) for lots of different metro areas.

Here are the numbers for Virginia:

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So if you’re earning more than what’s shown for your region, you could be happier. I can help you with that; please contact me for assistance.