Don’t worry (about money), we’re happy

New Zealanders may not all be high-rollers, but they’re more than happy with life generally.

These findings and more come from a study on social trends by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The `Society at a Glance’ study shows that on the whole Kiwis are satisfied with their lives, ranking sixth out of 30 OECD countries in terms of overall satisfaction with life, although they are in the bottom third in terms of income per capita.

The study also found that New Zealanders spend 25 per cent of their leisure time watching television, slightly less than Mexico and Japan, who spend half their leisure time zoning out in front of the box, while the French spend more time sleeping and eating than any other OECD country.

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