A great article on happiness. Decades of research into happiness and well-being have shown us that the key determinants of well-being are the quality of our relationships, mental and physical health, our capacity to meet basic needs, social and emotional skills, having a purpose in life, and stability. More money, beyond the point of meeting basic needs, rarely brings that much extra happiness.
One thing for sure Nicaragua in our humble opinion can deliver this "capacity to meet basic needs, social and emotional skills, and a purpose in life" Nicaragua has the safety, culture, activities, volcaones, lakes, social interaction with local as well as foreigners, at a very competitive price point that we are seeing more and more individuals return to Nicaragua. https://qcostarica.com/happiness-may-be-a-choice-except-that-its-constrained-by-vested-economic-interests/