At first blush, Boston and San Francisco appear to be nearly interchangeable waterfront cities in blue political states with unaffordable housing and loads of high-tech workers who love lattes and Priuses. But those cultural similarities end when it comes to what fuels our happiness. A new study finds that Boston residents rank their financial status, educational attainment, family support, and feeling of contributing to their community as essential factors that determine whether they are satisfied with life.
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